Essential Reads

Living—and sleeping—mindfully

By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Sleep Newzzz
The power of mindfulness to improve sleep and treat sleep disorders is an exciting and important area of scientific inquiry with significant real-world implications.

Presidents and Psychotherapists

By Peggy Drexler Ph.D. on February 12, 2016 in Our Gender, Ourselves
Politicians addressing their own emotional and psychological needs would go a long way towards reducing the stigma that prevents many American citizens from seeking treatment.
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Eating Disorders and Romantic Relationships

How to help when your partner is struggling with an eating disorder.

Does Experiencing Therapy Make a Better Therapist?

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 in Talking About Trauma
The therapeutic alliance between client and therapist is affected by therapist well-being.

More Posts on Therapy

Joanna Moncrieff on The Myth of the Chemical Cure

The future of mental health interview series continues with Joanna Moncrieff on The Myth of the Chemical Cure.

Navigating Grief: How to Cope

Let an expert help you cope with grief. It's okay to let people know you are struggling.

What's New in Grief?

By Kenneth J. Doka Ph.D. on February 11, 2016 Good Mourning
Are you still using Kübler-Ross? You have a lot to learn about grief.

Lori Sylvester on Residential Treatment for Adolescent Girls

The future of mental health interview series continues with Lori Sylvester on residential treatment for adolescent girls.

Art Therapy in Prison Is Social Justice

Is art therapy in prison social justice? If social justice is about giving the marginalized and disenfranchised members of society a chance, then the answer has to be "yes".

Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village

The Future of Mental Health interview series continues with Rorie Hutter on Innisfree Village.

Jackee Holder on Life Coaching and Emotional Health

The future of mental health interview series continues with Jackee Holder on life coaching, self-coaching, and emotional health.

Therapy Dogs or Robots for Nursing Home Residents?

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on February 09, 2016 Animals and Us
Do robots or dogs make better therapists in assisted living facilities?

What is the Formula for Authentic Living?

The hunger for authenticity guides us throughout our lives.

8 Misconceptions About Therapy, Service, and Support Animals

By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on February 08, 2016 Animals and Us
Can you get a free airplane ride for your pet snake? Can you take a psychiatric service dog into a bar? Here are the answers to some common questions about assistance animals.

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.