Monday, March 26, 2012

See for new work

Beginning March 26, 2012, my new posting will be on my website, "Psychologist At Large,", and I am no longer posting on this blog, although I'll leave it up in case former postings here are of interest.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thank You, Ulric Neisser

Thank you, Ulric Neisser, for restoring the mind to psychology, when psychology had lost its mind. Rest in peace.

Monday, February 6, 2012

How It Feels

The parents of adolescent and young adult clients, when they are paying for their children's therapy, sometimes expect it to produce quicker results than it does. In such situations, I often feel like the captain of a ship which is carrying a precious cargo across a shallow strait strewn with hidden rocks and powerful currents, being criticized by the merchant who commissioned the voyage for not traveling faster.

Some parents, told about hidden rocks and currents, appreciate it. Others say, “I don’t see any rocks or feel any currents.”

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Present and Past

A client and I, in therapeutic discussion, came up with a phrase that condenses much therapeutic wisdom, almost like a mathematical formula:

"We can't live in the past, even though the past lives in us."