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Seligman on Tour

Is "prospection" the newest and holiest of grails in psychology? Seligman: "Yes." We: "No."

When It’s Hard to Forgive: Five Suggestions for You

Do not quickly abandon the forgiveness process once you begin. Consider these ideas for your healing.
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10 Keys to Recovery

The must-haves for recovery from mental illness or addiction.

Are Therapists Just Rent-a-Friends?

If you had real friends, some people say, you wouldn’t need a therapist. Is psychotherapy really just a substitute for friendship or is there more to it?

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The Catastrophic Effects of Mental Health Stigma

Transforming mental health in America. We have a long way to go.
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What's Up with Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is as malignant as cancer, says Robert Post.

Medication For Life

By Lawrence D. Blum M.D. on May 20, 2017 in Beyond Freud
Some people need medication to live. Are others put on unneeded medication for life?

When You're Not Sure Therapy and Self-Help Is Working

Sometimes we are not sure the hard work on ourselves is paying off. It's important to trust the process.

How Trauma Impacts Us

Hold onto your dreams.

Find Out What Really Happens in Couples Therapy

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on May 18, 2017 in The Squeaky Wheel
Until now, the only way to find out what really happens in a couples therapy session is to go to couples therapy with your partner. That is about to change.

Couples Therapy: 15 Essentials That the Best Therapists Do

If you are a therapist, to what extent do you follow these guidelines? If you are choosing a therapist, or evaluating whether to stay with one you've been with, here's help.

Fathering Fosters Virtuous Aggression

David Hicks explores masculine aggression in a new novel, White Plains, that is engaging, insightful, and funny.

Talking to the Doctor’s Family

Aren't sure if your suicide risk assessment meets the standard of care? Talk to the family.

Connecticut Bans Conversion Therapy for LGBT Youth

By Jack Turban MD MHS on May 12, 2017 in Political Minds
Connecticut makes it illegal to practice conversion therapy on gay or transgender youth.

Superhero Therapy—Healing through fiction

Do you enjoy reading fiction, watching fantasy or science fiction TV shows, or reading Superhero comics? What if these have a potential to help us better manage our mental health?

Why Donald Trump Could Benefit From LSD Therapy

Research shows just one psychedelic therapy session can be a transformative experience that changes perspectives and reframes life priorities. What could it do for Donald Trump?

Why You Might Have Low Self-Esteem and How to Cure That

When you believe the lie from others that you are worth less than the rest, then you sometimes believe it. Don’t.
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The Creative Process of Psychotherapy

Effective psychotherapy is a mutual creative process between therapist and patient.

Do People Decide What to Do?

If you don’t pay close attention, it can seem as if the football announcer is causing the players to do what they do.

The American College of Pediatricians Is an Anti-LGBT Group

By Jack Turban MD MHS on May 08, 2017 in Political Minds
A small but clever group created a legit-sounding name and spread false reports with the potential to harm LGBT youth.

Five Counterintuitive Ways to Benefit From Psychotherapy

Are you running out of ways to make therapy more useful? Try these approaches.

Are All Therapies Equally Effective?

By Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D. on May 06, 2017 in Think Well
It's increasingly believed, especially in academia, that all psychological therapies are basically equivalent. Here's why that's an absurd notion, and two other therapy myths.

Don't Let Them Suffer Alone

Can psychotherapy help women in a low-income, Muslim-majority country? The women think so.

Should Therapists Self-Disclose?

To self-disclose or not to self-disclose: that is the controversial question.

Portrayal of Mental Illness on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why

The Netflix show 13 Reasons Why has sparked debate about depression and suicide prevention.

Six Elements of All “Talking Cures”

Talk therapies are all so different, right? Wrong.

Some Thoughts on Healing

Does curiosity kill the cat?

Clearing Out Weeds and Nurturing Buds of Change

If we really want to change, we must work to clear the weeds that get in the way of our mental health and nurture the innate strengths that are there. A balanced approach is key.
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The Freudian Account of Leadership Failure and Derailment

The Leadership literature shown that a surprisingly high number of business managers cock-up badly. The question is why and what the Freudian interpretation has to offer?

How Cooking Dinner Helps You Bounce Back from a Tough Day

Hard day at work? Cooking could be your recipe for recuperation.

The Secret That Generates Success in Couples Therapy

By Marty Babits on May 03, 2017 in The Middle Ground
There is a secret way to approach couples therapy that can make the difference bertween getting what you need from it and failing miserably.

Dreams Aren't Child's Play, or Are They?

By Susan Scheftel Ph.D. on May 03, 2017 in Evolving Minds
Can we ever understand the mystery of dreams? What children's play can reveal about the nature of dreaming.

Calming Music Specifically Composed for Dogs

Composer and singer gnash created a musical composition to calm his stressed-out dog Daisy and it seems to work for other dogs as well.