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Archive for August, 2010

Boys and Violence: Weekly Poll

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Should boys be allowed some rough and tumble activities, even if they are violent? Should they be allowed to play with pretend guns and other weapons? Some experts say yes, others no.

Is violent play an important developmental activity that helps boys grow into men or is it an undesirable activity that if not checked, can lead to adult violence?

What do you think?


Government-run Health Care: On Being Assigned A Therapist

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Are you a reader from Canada or the U.K. or another country with government-run health care? Or, are you a U.S. citizen who has lived overseas and has experienced government run health care? Have you been assigned a therapist? What’s your experience been like?


Internet, Teens, and Families: Weekly Poll

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

ScienceDaily.com reported that an enormous study (4299 respondents from United Kingdom, Spain, and Japan), showed that indeed, teens felt just about as close to their Internet buddies as they did to their families. Is the Internet taking teens away from the family sphere?


God in Therapy: Finding a Kabbalah Teacher

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Some parts of Kabbalastic texts, even in translation, do offer helpful teachings that provide Universal insights into the meaning of life. They explore the nature (and paradoxes), of creation and existence; self and other; Heaven and earth; and so on. But finding authentic Kabbalah isn’t always easy, and finding an authentic teacher, even more difficult.


G-d in Therapy: Weekend Pow-wow Kabbalah?

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Kabbalah, no offense to pop stars and gurus, is not really about red strings and magical powers. And, though Jewish in origin, Kabbalah is absolutely not a religion—that is a flinch-making but prevalent misnomer.


Weekly Poll: Do the Best Therapists Charge the Most?

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Sure, we have our own opinion. But we want to hear yours! More than one answer allowed. Do the best psychotherapists charge more than other psychotherapists?


New Marriage Study: Race, Ethnicity, Religion, and Prayer

Monday, August 16th, 2010

The findings are important, for example: Though education and a good income appear to be factors in the marital success of white couples, those African American couples who have strong shared religious beliefs and experiences, have lasting, loving marriages whether or not they are wealthy.


Your (Burning) Questions: Weekly Poll Update

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Do you have any weekly poll topics you would like to see posted on the Therapy Soup Weekly Poll?


Choosing a Psychotherapist: Weekly Poll

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Assuming that all the important qualities in choosing a psychotherapist are present to an adequate degree, which one would definitely clinch your choice if present in a high degree?


Sticky Personality? Get Unstuck!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Can you change your personality? According to a new study, your personality in the first grade is a pretty strong predictor of your personality as an adult.


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