Essential Reads

How Does Psychotherapy Work?

By David N. Elkins Ph.D. on February 07, 2016 in The Human Dimension
It's the relationship, Stupid!

Depression in Children

What are the risk factors for childhood depression and how can it be treated?

Psychology in Making a Murderer

The most entrenched cognitive bias is in the direction of things we’ve already said and beliefs we’ve already acted on.
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Depression Screening - What Should We Do?

The government wants every adult to be screened for depression - then what?

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Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child

the future of mental health interview series continues with Claudia Gold on The Silenced Child.

Is Our Childhood Really to Blame for Everything?

In which the author explains why looking at your childhood issues is the responsible thing to do for yourself and those who love you.

Rethinking the Whole Burrito

By Yael Schonbrun Ph.D. on February 06, 2016 Moderating
Could half a burrito bring you happiness?

Robert Stolorow on Emotional Trauma and Psychoanalysis

the future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Stolorow on emotional trauma and psychoanalysis

Once an Addict, Always an Addict

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on February 05, 2016 Minority Report
Do you agree with the phrase, "Once an addict, always an addict"? Why or why not? This view of addiction may seem pessimistic in terms of recovery & clarification is needed here.

Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center

The future of mental health interview series continues with Gayle Flanigan on Rose Hill Center.

Resetting Chronic Pain Alarms

In When Your Child Hurts, Rachael Coakley provides practical suggestions to parents about the chronic pain of children, one of our nation's most persistent and invisible problems.

Robert Salvit on Kabbalah and Spiritual Healing

The future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Salvit on Kabbalah and spiritual healing.

Can Some Lead a Better Life by Listening to their Voices?

The Hearing Voices Movement offers a paradigm shift for people confronting auditory hallucinations.

Susan Raeburn on Group Psychotherapy

The future of mental health interview series continues with Susan Raeburn on group psychotherapy.

Working With the Shadow

What if our yearning for the light is keeping us from what we most long for? What if the healing and treasure we seek is hiding in the shadows?

Training the Brain to Control Negative Emotions

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on February 03, 2016 Memory Medic
The human brain contains a distinct network that serves as its executive agent. This network can be trained to develop a more robust capacity for executive control.

Why Are There More Service Dogs Than Ever?

By Susan B. Winston LMFT on February 03, 2016 Shift Happens
Have you noticed that there are more and more service dogs in your restaurants, stores, planes? Do more and more people need the comfort of their four-legged friends?

Robert Whitaker on Mad in America

The future of mental health interview series continues with Robert Whitaker on Mad in America.

The Affluenza Defense

Poor black boys who steal booze and cars and recklessly kill people should be treated like the rich white boys, not vice versa.

Dreams of Death

By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. on February 02, 2016 Think, Act, Be
Some people believe it's impossible to die in your dreams. Thankfully that's not true.

Why Old Habits Die Hard?

Many of our decisions are made on the basis of emotional and unconscious processes.

Simple Steps to Sex Addiction Recovery

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on February 01, 2016 Minority Report
What do you do if you're not ready for therapy but need "action steps" to help you with sex addiction recovery? These simple steps can get you down the right track...

Confronting Life, Logically

By Lybi Ma on February 01, 2016 Brainstorm
A conversation with Elliot D. Cohen, Ph.D., on logic-based therapy.

Do Antipsychotics Help or Harm Psychotic Symptoms?

By Allen J Frances M.D. on February 01, 2016 Saving Normal
To continue or discontinue antipsychotic treatment can be the most important decision in a person's life. This piece summarizes two opposing views on the risks and benefits.

Isabel Clarke on Psychosis and Spiritual Experiences

The future of mental health interview series continues with Isabel Clarke on psychosis and spiritual experiences.

Equine-Assisted Therapy, Part 1

Enlisting horses to help heal our wounded veterans

One Sign of “Hitting the Mark” in Psychotherapy

By Susan Rako M.D. on January 31, 2016 More Light
Doing the work of psychotherapy: does your body give you a signal that the work is on target?

Child Art Therapy: How It Works

Art therapy often begs the response—“But it’s just arts and crafts!” Art therapy is not just “arts and crafts" or even its first cousin, the ubiquitous coloring book.

Day 14: James Maddux on Positive Clinical Psychology

The future of mental health interview series continues with James Maddux on positive clinical psychology

Day 13: Lucy Johnstone on Psychological Formulation

The future of mental health interview series continues with Lucy Johnstone on critical psychiatry and psychological formulation.

The Everyday Clinician's Guide to Sex Addiction

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on January 29, 2016 Minority Report
If you're a therapist with no formal training in sex addiction, then this guide is tailored for you. The information provided is hands-on, practical tools you can use with clients

Real Men Cry

By Sam Louie MA, LMHC on January 29, 2016 Minority Report
Society sends mixed messages to men saying they want to be more connected to their emotions yet they are dismissed and shamed for crying.

The Best Therapy Is a Great Relationship

At its best, psychotherapy creates a warm and understanding relationship.

Day 12: Michael Cornwall on Being Present to "Madness"

The future of mental health interview series continues with Michael Cornwall on being present to "madness."