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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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 →
Narcissism: Inside the Lonely, Envious World of the ‘Perfect Ones’ Narcissistic people prey on those lacking self-confidence, their perfect companions. But beneath the surface of narcissism lies shame, envy, anger, and loneliness.”
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Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT – When families become factioned, be it the result of divorce or other turmoil, children are often caught in the middle. At no time of year is that more apparent than the holiday season.LynnSomerstein | Decemb
By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT
I have to confess at the outset that I am not a fan of DSM anything. I have no wish to criticize the hundreds of hard working individuals who have devoted many hours of their lives towards rewriting the DSM– a thankless task if there ever was one, but I wish they had directed their talents and energies elsewhere. Perhaps they do too, sometimes.
Although there is value to precise psychological and psychiatric definitions of distress, the DSM seems to me to vary those definitions according to what it considers politically and economically expedient… Continue reading →
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