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What Is ERP for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

What Is ERP for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder?

Noah didn’t care for ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) therapy despite his struggles with harm OCD. Stories that he had heard from acquaintances and friends were not positive. In fact,...

How Parents Can Break the Cycle of Anger

We must allow children to experience the consequences of their choices.A consequence is defined simply as “the natural outcomes of behavior”....
On Writing and Rewriting (and Rewriting) the Rules.

On Writing and Rewriting (and Rewriting) the Rules.

In therapy sessions with clients, we seem to spend an awful lot of time talking about rules. My clientele (and myself) are generally rule-oriented folks – having a set of structures helps us to feel safe,...
Speculation and Education – An Overlooked Connection?

Speculation and Education – An Overlooked Connection?

  Overall, the percentage of Americans who were paying more than 40 percent of their income for debts like mortgages and credit card bills increased from about 17 percent in 1992 to 27 percent in 2008,...
Today I Love This Perfectly Glorious Day

Today I Love This Perfectly Glorious Day

Today I love this perfectly glorious day of Summer softness and easy Sunday calm. I love all the motorcycles streaming by on the road that make me want to get my bike out and running so I can wander the countryside just a little when I’m on my way here or there....
Brainwave Manipulation

Brainwave Manipulation

Electroenephalography (EEG) is the measurement, in real-time, of brain waves. It requires the use of electrodes that are placed on the scalp. An amplifier and a visualization software are then used to graph the brain’s electrical activity....
A Parent’s Guide to Beginning A Mindfulness Practice

A Parent’s Guide to Beginning A Mindfulness Practice

Mindfulness has certainly invaded pop culture and may be one of the most mis- and over-used words that often stray from the actual practice.  However, the research and benefits continue to increase its application in
5 Things You Need to Start Forming Better Habits

5 Things You Need to Start Forming Better Habits

Good habits will change your whole life. If you’re interested in life advice for self-improvement, you’ll need to learn how to form good habits and how long it takes to...
The Portrait of a Cult: NXIVM

The Portrait of a Cult: NXIVM

The self-help organization called NXIVM was founded by Keith Raniere who was found guilty of numerous charges including racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, forced labor conspiracy, sex trafficking, sex...
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The Therapist and the Maternal Ideal

In our book A Womb of Her Own (Routledge, 2017) author Meredith Darcy writes as follows: In the following paper, I will review a 5-year treatment of a woman that ended abruptly upon my return from a maternity leave.  ...
The Two Choices Women Make that Are Routinely Met with Skepticism

The Two Choices Women Make that Are Routinely Met with Skepticism

“But didn’t you ever have doubts?” It is a question I’ve been asked when I talk about choosing single life and staying single my entire life.What’s interesting about the question is that it is never posed to married people....

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