Posts Tagged ‘Therapy’

Anxiety Treatment: Therapy

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

And here’s “Anxiety Treatment – Therapy”:


A Life in Therapy

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

My Life in Therapy, from the NYT Magazine, has Daphne Merkin recalling years spent in psychoanalysis.

Projection. Repression. Acting out. Defenses. Secondary compensation. Transference. Even in these quick-fix, medicated times, when people are more likely to look to Wellbutrin and life coaches than to the mystique-surrounded, intangible promise of psychoanalysis, these words speak to me with all the charged power of poetry…


Free CBT L.A.

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

It’s that time again:  the free CBT clinic at the Southern California Counseling Center runs from 2 to 6pm today, August 1st.  My quick interview with clinic founder, John Tsilimparis, is here.  The clinic website is here.


Mental Health, CA

Thursday, July 29th, 2010


In never rains in California, but…

In a comprehensive new study of mental health status and the use of mental health services by Californians, the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research found that nearly one in five adults in the state — about 4.9 million people — said they needed help for a mental or emotional health problem…


Phone Therapy

Sunday, July 25th, 2010


The Los Angeles Times looks at phone therapy (it works).

The therapist-patient relationship is crucial to people battling depression, addiction, weight gain and diabetes. But that relationship might not always have to be in person to be effective…


Positive Psychology TED

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

From TED2004–an oldie–Positive Psychology founder, Martin Seligman, talking his talk.


What Happens in Therapy?

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

What happens in therapy?  Good question.  Couch Fiction, a book-length comic by British psychotherapist, Philippa Perry, offers some answers.

Based on a case study of Pat (our sandal-wearing, cat-loving psychotherapist) and her new client, James (an ambitious barrister with a potentially harmful habit he can’t stop), this graphic novel follows the anxieties, frustrations, mind-wanderings and break-throughs of each, through a year of therapy sessions together.

On the page:  What he says, what she says…what he’s thinking, what she’s thinking.  At page bottom, explanations about the theory behind various therapeutic interventions, missteps made, etc.

See a (very positive) review here…and an author interview here.

(Also at WTCI)


Talk Therapy Psychiatrist

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

David Carlat talks to NPR about his book, Unhinged: The Trouble With Psychiatry. Article, audio, and excerpt all on the site.

“And this is a good therapist who I often work with. I recommend that you give her a call and set up an appointment. The medication works better when you are also seeing a counselor.”

She looked confused. “Aren’t you my therapist?”


Why CBT?

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Judith Beck’s debut at the Huffington Post: The How and Why of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

[N]ot all psychotherapy is the same. Some modalities have a strong evidence base that demonstrates their effectiveness. Other modalities have never been shown to be effective. Yet they continue to be practiced by psychotherapists who consider an evidence base to be unimportant.

Her collected posts are here (a second went up yesterday).


Sex, Drugs, Exercise, Fertility, CBT, and Shrimp

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

Stand-outs this morning from around the web…

ScienceDaily: Combining sex and drugs reduces rock and roll

NYT:  Your Brain on Exercise

WebMD: Getting Pregnant: Easy Ways To Encourage Fertility

PsychCentral:  Therapist Competency Important for Treatment Success

ScienceDaily: Antidepressants make shrimps see the light