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The Male Resistance in Therapy

When you imagine a therapist, whom do you see? Is this person of a particular gender or other demographic? Well, according to the American Psychological Association , approximately two-thirds of therapists are female, a shift from the mid-1970s and before. The “feminization” of this...
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Cultural Psychiatry

Finding Meaning in Suffering

My experiences as a psychotherapist and spiritual counselor have made it evident to me that we all seek to discern a deeper meaning in our human existence by connecting with a higher spiritual sense of life, on personal and collective levels. There are universal...
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Using the Life Wheel to Teach Self-Advocacy

This is the second article from on teaching clients self-advocacy. The first, Self-Advocacy Supports Long-Term Recovery can be seen here. Different systems with different types of professionals have historically differed on their approaches. Critics have seen social workers and mental health counselors as...
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Healing the Traumatized Child

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet. New York: Knopf; 1924) Carl Jung said: “In every adult there lurks a child—an eternal child, something that is always becoming, is never completed and calls for unceasing...
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