Reblog | Updates to psychiatry’s guidebook – The Washington Post

Updates to psychiatry’s guidebook change criteria for ADHD, autism – The Washington Post. The pathologizing of normal life experiences is not of benefit to the individual. It does, however, create huge revenue streams for pharmaceutical companies, HMOs, and others with their fingers in the medical treatment pie. I will wait to see the actual volumeContinue reading “Reblog | Updates to psychiatry’s guidebook – The Washington Post”

Reblog – Unspoken Bargains

There is nothing pretty about unspoken bargains. ~Lisa A. Miles Unspoken Bargains in Our Daily Relationships | World of Psychology. When there is conflict in a relationship, whether between intimate partners or work colleagues, I often find tacit bargains at the root of the problem. The conflict happens when one of the people feels disadvantaged,Continue reading “Reblog – Unspoken Bargains”

Reblog – Cuddles and Rage | Therapy Tales

If you’ve never seen these two blogs, you’ve missed a lot. Focused on psychology, they highlight the foibles and follies of therapy as humour. I have three TherapyTales prints (“Pandora’s Box,” “Confluence,” & “My Parents are both therapists”) hanging in my own office, and my clients love them because they (the drawings) so resonate withContinue reading “Reblog – Cuddles and Rage | Therapy Tales”

Mental Chatter

I was thinking about this today, after reviewing pictures and a video of myself running. In my mind, I’m as graceful as Zola Budd or Haile Gebreselassie, smoothly gliding down the road with style and speed. Ha. The reality is totally different. I actually look like a middle-aged woman labouring to manage something faster thanContinue reading “Mental Chatter”

Professional Suicide

How can I provide a relationship which this person can use for his/her own personal growth? ~Carl Rogers As a clinical supervisor, one of my responsibilities is overseeing professional skill development in the interns and therapists I supervise. This is something I do willingly, having always been passionate about learning myself, and by extension, aboutContinue reading “Professional Suicide”