An Ego Boost Amidst Some Seriously Bad News About Anti-Depressants

It is not schadenfreude (taking pleasure in another’s misery) but I received an unexpected ego boost buried in shockingly bad news in a new paper + editorial on Suicide and Antidepressant Use published in the  British Medical Journal, Jan. 28, 2016 (available http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i65). Danish researchers, Tarang Sharma and colleagues, uncovered confirmation that the rate of suicidality and aggression doubles […]

Whidbey Island Summer School 2015

announcement: Captain Whidbey Inn will again be the site of the 2016 Summer School, August 21-26. I’ve organized over 50 meetings and events, a particular way of learning I enjoy, and the ISTDP Summer School on Whidbey Island, Puget Sound, this year has to rank as my favorite.  We had 21 students (and four teachers) […]

Evidence-base for Psychotherapy

A European colleague, Robert Johansson PhD, has called my attention to a very new review (published online March 28, but I don’t know have the address) on the Empirical Status of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, by Leibsenring et al in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.  My friend says this is a prestigious European journal and sent a pdf, Leichsenring2015ESTreview […]