The media is glossing over what is harmful and unscientific about so-called "ex-gay therapy." Instead they broadcast infomercials for the ex-gay movement. The message for anyone thinking of buying what the ex-gay movement is selling is the time-honored warning: "Let the buyer beware."
Adoption is one of several ways to build a family. Emotional openness, even after the traumas of unsuccessful infertility treatment, is the only way to hear children's fears and come to meet their ghosts, demons and angels.
When it comes to other people's relationship problems, many feel free to dispense advice in copious quantities. Unfortunately, the love advice that flows so freely is often really, really bad advice. Here are 5 examples.
Information technologies, from Google to Electronic Medical Records, are changing traditional models of the relationship between patients and therapists. Using the new transparency to create more openness between therapist and patient can have salutary effects.
We are learning that "masculinity" and "femininity" exist in every individual. But the individual and collective consequences of this discovery has yet to be fully felt. Growing from boy to man is now a journey without familiar guideposts.
An interview with Professor Naoto Kawabata, a Japanese psychologist providing disaster psychological services to Fukushima survivors. He questions whether and how western theories of trauma treatment can help Japanese trauma victims.
Conversation between parents and children is the best way to counter fears of secrecy and unspoken wild things. But such healing conversation needs a listener genuinely open to hearing whatever it is that will be said.
The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group is a growing network of forward-thinking psychoanalytic writers organized by Todd Essig, Ph.D., Training and Supervising Psychonalyst at the William Alanson White Institute.