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Advanced Topics in DBT: The Art of Moving from Conceptualization to Exposure for Emotional Avoidance©
 

Advanced Topics in DBT: The Art of Moving from Conceptualization to Exposure for Emotional Avoidance©

Presenter: Shari Manning, Ph.D Dates:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – Saturday, April 14, 2018 This workshop brilliantly teaches the integration/augmentation of DBT and exposure with helpful demonstrations and opportunities for practice and feedback. This training will begin with one day of advanced training on DBT case conceptualization. It will then use...
Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy and Connection – April 13 – 15, 2018
 

Your Whole Relationship: Sex, Desire, Intimacy and Connection – April 13 – 15, 2018

This workshop builds on previous knowledge gained either from a Hold Me Tight ® workshop, or from significant experience with EFT-focused couples therapy. Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD In Hold Me Tight® or EFT Therapy, you learned and practiced nurturing a deeper and more secure emotional connection....
Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
 

Hold Me Tight® : 7 Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Presenters: Lisa Blum, PsyD and Silvina Irwin, PhD Dates:  November 9-11, 2018 Drs. Silvina Irwin and Lisa Blum are offering this educational and experiential workshop which teaches you the core concepts of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), heralded as one of the most effective couples therapies by the New York times...
Addictive internet games
 

Addictive internet games

The Washington Post online had an interesting piece today about teens addicted to onliine games and the havoc such an addiction or obsession can cause in a person’s life. There is, of course, a lot of research and concern about this issue.  The author, Caitlin Gibson, quotes psychologist Kimberly Young,...
Emotions are Like Dogs
 

Emotions are Like Dogs

Emotions are Like Dogs: On the Difference Between Emotional Regulation and Stuffing It When I think about emotions and emotional regulation, I often think about a dog who was my friend.  Her name was Tasha and she was half Siberian Husky and half German Shepherd.  She and I shared a...
American Horrible Health Care Act:  The Mandate
 

American Horrible Health Care Act: The Mandate

What we hear from Republicans is that the Affordable Care Act is “a disaster” or “broken,” and that the new House version will provide more access to health care without that nasty mandate that everyone buy insurance, and that it will cost far, far less.  Pie in the sky.  That...
Cooking Slowly – A Tale of Ever-Changing Times
 

Cooking Slowly – A Tale of Ever-Changing Times

There is an old adage that if you put a live frog in a pot of water and heated it gradually, that frog would just sit in the water and not jump away (even though it could) until the water boils and it is thoroughly cooked.  It may or may...
My Brain Made Me Do It? And Other Questions About Neuroscience
 

My Brain Made Me Do It? And Other Questions About Neuroscience

REVIEW:   Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience, Sally Satel and Scott O. Lilienfeld,  NY: Basic Books, 2013. This book is short (156 pages of text) and easy to read while being well researched and documented (61 pages of interesting, helpful notes and citations – in a point size...
Giving Guns to People with Mental Health Disabilities
 

Giving Guns to People with Mental Health Disabilities

There is news from Capitol Hill which underscores the notion that there is more to fear in Washington, DC than just the  the White House.  According to an article in the NY Times on Wednesday (February 15th) Congress has acted to reverse and Obama administration rule requiring the Social Security...
Chronic Politics Stress Disorder (CPSD)
 

Chronic Politics Stress Disorder (CPSD)

As I talk to colleagues I hear virtually all of them saying that they themselves have been highly stressed  by recent political events, and that their clients are all talking about the presidential election and politics in an unprecedented way.  People talk about old, terrible feelings being stirred up which...
Review: Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease
 

Review: Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease

Manufacturing Depression: The Secret History of a Modern Disease (2010) by Gary Greenberg. Published by Simon and Schuster. This book presents a combination of research and Dr. Greenberg’s personal experience with depression.  He takes a position critical of today’s prevailing view that depression is a brain disorder caused by a...

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