Heal Your Wounds

Those Darned Emotions! They can't be out-talked

By Leslie Becker-Phelps Ph.D.
Learn the language of emotions to change how you feel.

A Lesson in Loss from Susan Saint James

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
With deep calm, she said about her son: "His was a life that lasted 14 years."

The Best Way to Say I'm Sorry

By Melissa Orlov
Why not make your apology the best possible?

Bouncing off the Bottom

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
It is human nature to go backwards before going forward

The Astonishing Power of Listening

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
How respectful listening helps without pathologizing

How to work through experiences of discrimination

By Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton Ph.D.
How can you recall negative past experiences without being overwhelmed?

Virtual Reality, A New Therapy Part One: Virtual Iraq-Afghanistan

By Joseph M Brennan Jr.
Innovations producing significant opportunities for medicine.

Rehab Stinks for Weiner, but It's Great for "Real" Addicts

By Stanton Peele
Is rehab nation good for alcoholics, but not for sex addicts?

Opening Up When Tragedy Strikes: Are You Sure It’s a Good Thing?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The myths about coping

Does the Death of Bin Laden Help the 9/11 Families to Heal?

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Bin Laden's Death Changes the Trauma Narrative of 9/11

Emotional Story-Telling after Stressful Experiences: A Way to Find Meaning

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Can writing memoirs transform the meaning of trauma?

What's Wrong With This Picture? Psychiatrists' Focus on Drugs and Emotional Distance

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
When money and drugs trump therapists' humane approach

Finding the Sacred

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Listening to war veterans brings us to the core of life

Every Civilian Listen to a Vet's Story: Marking Memorial Day

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Ending America's war-illteracy problem and increasing human connections

What Is a Healthy Response to War?

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Should war-caused emotional pain be called a mental illness?

Famous people, bad decisions

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Why do the rich and famous falter?

The Single Person's Thought Leader Series: Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.

By Ken Page L.C.S.W.
The most essential step for attracting genuine love.

The Voice of the Authentic Self

By Andrea Mathews LPC, Ph.D.
Learning to Listen

War-Traumatized People: What to Call Them, How to Help Them

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Controversies about labeling and helping veterans and other traumatized people

Ongoing Labors of Love: Changing Mental Set about How to Help Wounded Warriors and Others

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Rethinking what steps we can take to help veterans and other traumatized people

Overcoming Homophobia: Progress Despite the Rocky Road

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Homophobia, servicemembers, and the lords of psychiatric diagnosis

Why NOT Call War Trauma a Mental Illness?

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Gains and losses of calling war trauma a mental illness

Beyond the Flowers and Cards, Mother's Day's Original Meaning

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
The role of war and peace in the origin of Mother's Day

Mother's Day Thoughts: What's Funny, and What's Not?

By Paula J. Caplan Ph.D.
Myths, Humor, and "Jokes" about Mothers

Dealing with the Put-Downs

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Sometimes it really is about them, not you

Clinical Despair: Science, Psychotherapy and Spirituality in the Treatment of Depression

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
What exactly is "clinical despair"? And how can we treat it?

Bitter to the End Toward Dad

By Susan Pease Gadoua L.C.S.W.
Divorcees can get tremendous mileage by being "wronged" by their spouse.

A Response to "My LIfe in Therapy": Daphne Merkin's Long and Difficult "Education in Disillusioned Realism"

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Did Daphne Merkin's four decades of psychotherapy fail miserably?

The Psychology of Suffering: How We Cope With Cosmic Evil

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Hell in Haiti

Is Depression a Disease?

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
The recurring nature of depression.

Wrestling With Demons: The Spiritual Redemption of Mickey Rourke

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Healing the painful past does not mean forgetting it.

What is Existential Psychotherapy? And Why it Matters Today.

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Coming to terms with reality without denying, avoiding or sugar-coating it.

Scrooge's Spiritual Redemption: How the Unconscious Heals

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Pay close attention to your dreams this Christmas eve.

Can Therapy Be Addictive? : The Power and Terror of Termination

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
What happens when psychotherapy goes on either too briefly or too long?

Japan's Disaster

By The Psychoanalysis 3.0 Writing Group
How can we provide culture-specific help?

Weathering the Storm

By Bruce Grierson
We can rise from the ashes of failure stronger than before

Can PTSD Lead to Disease?

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
What affects your mind can hurt your body.

The New Survivors

By Pamela Weintraub
Cancer endows survivors with qualities not even they knew they had.

Reading The Red Book: How C.G. Jung Salvaged His Soul

By Stephen A. Diamond Ph.D.
Is the Red Book a record of Jung's flirtation with madness?

Healing Rifts

By Lee Kravitz
How to reach out and make amends

After the Attack

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
The story behind Soul Surfer

Stories from Haiti

By James Gordon M.D.
Self-care after the earthquake

Drawing Out Trauma

By Cathy Malchiodi PhD, LPCC, LPAT, ATR-BC, REAT
How art lets children recover

The Anniversary Effect

By Deborah Serani Psy.D.
Being mindful of your calendar can help you avoid mood swings.

A Second Lease

By Jennifer Haupt
What one woman learned after surviving a terrible accident

Coping With Loss

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
What can we learn from our elders?

Down But Not Out

By Lybi Ma
How setbacks force us to take risks, learn, and grow.