Archives for November, 2011

God in Therapy

Cult Or Religion?

Richard's off today, writes:

I was recently interviewed by a young woman who was interested in having me edit a manuscript she's writing. Lisa was a cult member and though she has left the cult and wants to begin a career writing and speaking about her experiences, she doesn't yet feel safe enough to go public.

Her attorney has evidence that shows that the cult Lisa belonged to, though not one of the largest...
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General

Child Without A Diagnosis

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I bend down towards the stroller looking at little Reba. She's 6 and a half years old and adorable with glossy, blonde pageboy bangs and a silvery-blue down coat. She's wearing pink boots with little yellow ducks on them.

"Hello, Reba, bunny-rabbit. I haven't seen you in nearly a month," I say in my extra-friendly voice. Reba usually giggles when I call her bunny-rabbit, her favorite animal. The family has been away for three...
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Depression

Extreme Bullying

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The latest victim of extreme bullying was a ten year old girl, Jasmine McClain, from North Carolina. She couldn't take the constant taunts and hung herself in her bedroom, where her mom found her. She died in her mother's arms.

When I look at her picture I feel so sad and a bit sick. She truly looks like a very sweet and very gentle child.

A long-ago memory surfaces, something I've forgotten about,...
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General

Penn State Abuse

Look, I don't know the whole story, and frankly no one does. And unfortunately there are reports of people taking their revenge by spreading false abuse accusations, which really clouds the issue of abuse in general. We're not even sure that the accused, Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky is guilty, though past police reports suggest it is highly likely.

But the fact that reports indicate that a janitor witnessed some of...
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General

Get Rich Slow

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Over the past several years I've been hired to doctor, edit and even downright ghostwrite a few books about money or business matters. Because business, investment and finance are not my strong points, I generally turn to (brick and mortar or virtual) bookstore bookshelves for advice.

Just the other day I came across a guide to beginner's investing written by Walter F. Wild, former president of the Hawaii Psychological Association. Dr. Wild's a psychologist who...
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Communication

He Forged Psych Data For Fame And Money

Occasionally I remind myself (and you, dear reader) that some psychological research studies are, like any other kind of  research studies, prone to inaccuracy. This can be due to biased researchers or funding sources or simply and innocently due to inadequate sample sizes or inaccurate data collection or analysis. But I just read about some outright forgery.

Like most people, I believe that the majority of researchers want to make breakthrough discoveries in...
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