Monthly Archives: July 2014

When Therapists Dream

Bob Newhart demonstrates a dramatic form of brief therapy: Seriously, folks, sometimes a therapist will give “a directive,” otherwise known as telling a client what to do. But some therapists’ training is to┬ánever give a directive of any kind. When … Continue reading

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Bits ‘n’ Pieces: Cussing and Jealousy

Sometimes I wish I had become a behavioral science researcher rather than a clinician. Here’s an example why. In a psychological study, volunteers were asked to hold a hand in a bucket of ice water for as long as they … Continue reading

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Still on Vacation, More or Less

Close up of wildflowers in Kings Canyon National Park, near Sphinx Lakes   Auguries of Innocence BY WILLIAM BLAKE To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm … Continue reading

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