Recent Blog Posts
Pale Blue Dot
Carl Sagan’s immortal words in 1994, contemplating the human place in the Cosmos, a pale blue dot.
A Therapist-In-Training Becomes Profound
A young and valued colleague, Maury Joseph PsyD, who has recently assumed directorship of the ISTDP program at Washington School of Psychiatry, has published a lovely piece about maturing into an accomplished therapist by attending to his internal struggle with his own self-expectations and his clients’ unique relationship needs. I am reprinting portions of it […]
Humanity’s Evolutionary Sequence (and Challenge)
An esteemed colleague, Jon Frederickson, and I were talking about arcane issues of technique (spotting and responding to projection of task and will) and he recommend Leston Havens’ 1986 book, MAKING CONTACT: USES OF LANGUAGE IN PSYCHOTHERAPY. After I ordered it, I read the Preface online (Amazon.com). One long paragraph required a couple of readings to […]
Value of Mediterranean Diet for Depression, ADHD
Three very recent studies have added to the evidence that a modified Mediterranean Diet is not only good for the heart but for brain function as well. In an Australian study by Felice Jacka and colleagues, 34 patients with severe depression following a modified Mediterranean diet were compared to 33 controls. The advantages of the […]
Neurofeedback Gets Political?
I just came across an article (blog) that is so topical, so reasonable, and so well-presented that I have decided to reproduce it. Saul Rosenthal is a Boston-area Health Psychologist. He writes about a sidelight to the controversies around President Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy Voss. It appears that media coverage of one […]