By the time she was 30 years old, “Roberta” was the mother of a beautiful baby boy she was crazy about—but about her husband “Harry,” the baby’s father, not so much; Roberta had more than enough of Harry. They fought all the time, and Harry was about done with Roberta, too. Their fights started getting physical; once, Harry threw a wooden salad bowl at Roberta, striking her in the chest, but this was an isolated case. Neither of their families provided help of any kind.
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The brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev worked together to kill,maim and terrify the people of Boston. It seems at first glance that the older brother, Tamerlan, may have been the instigator and mastermind of these attacks. Their relationship reminded me of another pair of terrorists, the Washington Snipers. They weren’t brothers, not even related, but the unbalanced power structure between the two may have something to say about how the Tsarnev brothers’ minds worked.
In the space of a few weeks, in the fall of 2002, the serial killers known as the Washington Snipers, John Muhammad and John Malvo succeeded in terrorizing people living… Continue reading →
Defining Moments For Therapists
If therapy is a relational process, it takes a person on the therapist’s end. The goal of the project is to capture the therapist’s evolving sense of self as it is shaped by our experiences as active participants in a creative interaction.
The essays in this book are first-person accounts, by eleven therapists, of some “Aha!” moments when they got to understand themselves better, and to understand better why they do what they do.
Publication date: April 18, 2013
The book will be available for sale: - as a regular book, on Amazon,… Continue reading →
Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn’t a broken person | Video on TED.com. See this amazing, moving and sometimes funny video of an indomitable woman of spirit, whose Olympic dreams were ruined by a truck.
Petition | The New York State Legislature: Amend scopes of practice of Licensed MH Practitioners to include diagnosis | Change.org
Please read and sign this important petition to make sure that all New Yorkers have the mental health care they need.
Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT – Hurricane Sandy stirred up some powerful emotions, including fear and anxiety. Knowing the difference between them can help you identify real danger
The behavioral and emotional effects can either point outward, when children become violent to others, or inward, when children become violent to themselves. Peer relationships and the ability to understand others’ feelings also are compromised. Cognitive functioning is not effected, but the individual is more likely to resort to aggressive means than to seek compromise, since aggression has been a model. After the children have grown up, they are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and feelings of worthlessness. Needless to say, the ability to trust others is a problem, too.
Last month we talked about infidelity and the abuse of trust, using the example of a marriage where multiple infidelities had occurred. How could the partners ever trust each other again? Sometimes it is possible, and the relationship can strengthen and deepen. Other times there is no reason to continue. Abuse of trust is a terrible betrayal. We expect people to be kind, courteous, and honest, but not everyone treats others as they would like to be treated themselves. Today I’d like to examine the abuse of trust between strangers.