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  • Influences of Parenting styles on a child's identity and emotional stability
    James (1890) (as cited in Broderick & Blewitt, 2015) observed the multidimensional nature of the self by making a distinction between the I/Me self in which the I self is Read more
  • Change is Possible
    I am a strong believer that individuals have within themselves the power to change. For example, Erford ( 2014) observed the life span perspective illustrates that each stage of our Read more
  • Spirituality and Psychotherapy
    In this blog, I will explore the integration of spirituality into the practice of psychotherapy. The focus of this blog concerns how the use of spirituality can be beneficial in Read more
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment
    Diagnosis, Assessment and Treatment According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders; DSM-V; (American Psychiatric Association, 2013), for an individual to meet the criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder, the Read more
  • Nuances of Somatic Psychotherapy
    I was honored to learn that my blog was selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 Psychotherapy Blogs on the web.  In listening to Manuela Mischke-Reeds, MA, MFT Read more
  • Sexual Trauma
    I was honored to learn that my blog was selected by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 Psychotherapy Blogs on the web. Types of Sexual Trauma James and Gilliland (2013) Read more
  • Understanding How to Work with Forensic Populations
    I watched a video recently , Counseling the anti-social client: Working with resistance and denial dealt with an individual who was mandated into therapy by the criminal justice system. The Read more
  • The Ideas of Theorist Karen Horney Still Relevant Today
    Karen Horney: Life Henley (2018) explained Horney, nee Danielson was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1885. Rendon (2008) noted Horney passed away in 1952 after founding The American Institute for Psychoanalysis. Read more
  • Exploring Answers Within
    Dr. Pat Ogden has been instrumental in what I have learned about trauma in the body. I first learned about her work at a conference, but I feel moved to Read more
  • Self-Compassion
    In reading Dr. Najavits work focused on developing Seeking Safety treatment for individuals with PTSD and co-occurring disorders, what I have found most inspiring centered on the manner in which Read more
  • Presence
    Daniel Siegel, MD, psychiatrist made a moving statement about his first patient who was traumatized by the Viet Nam war and the curiosity Dr. Siegel felt about understanding how trauma Read more
  • Emotions and Motivation
    In terms of whether individuals can voluntarily change emotions, research has suggested that attempting to control emotions or regulating them can have a negative impact on health as well as Read more
  • Sleep aids and controversy
    Sleep Aids and Controversy A controversial topic I wanted to address deals with psychiatrists prescribing sleep aids where the primary symptom is not insomnia. Preston, O'Neal, and Talaga (2013) noted Read more
  • Healing Childhood Trauma
    Healing Childhood Trauma As I listened to Fran Waters, MSW, MFT and author of Healing the Fractured Child, I felt I would learn a plethora of information about childhood dissociation. Read more
  • What the body tells you
    What the Body Tells You Environmental and cultural influences make a strong impact. Recently, I was reading the work of Dr. Bessel Van der Kolk who specializes in trauma. One Read more

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