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Dead Wild Roses: John Bowlby – A Secure Base – Five Therapeutic Tasks

To be honest, I could excerpt most of Bowlby’s book. It is that good. However, little things like time and copyright concerns limit me to providing some of the highlights of attachment theory and how big a change it was from traditional psychoanalysis.

“The first is to provide the patient with a secure base . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: John Bowlby – A Secure Base – Five Therapeutic Tasks

A Puff of Absurdity: Upset Them at Your Peril

Professor Edward Schlosser wrote an interesting piece in Vox about, in part, the power his students have to call the shots these days.  I can attest that it’s at best, defeating, and at worst, absolutely terrifying.

First of all, to clarify, my students are typically a delight, but the current system is fostering . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Upset Them at Your Peril

Things Are Good: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Can Help Patients Cope with Schizophrenia

Cognitive behavioural therapy can be used by people dealing with schizophrenia to improve their lives. Just six sessions of the therapy can help people deal with worry which can lead to schizophrenic episodes or even be used to help people who are at risk of developing schizophrenia.

Six sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) focused . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Can Help Patients Cope with Schizophrenia

A Puff of Absurdity: Margaret Trudeau on Mental Health

There’s a crack in everything.  That’s how the light gets in.  – Leonard Cohen   From CBC Books

I had the fortune of seeing Margaret Trudeau speak on mental health a few days ago.  She told her life story in exactly an hour with great intensity and humour.  She peppered her speech on mental . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: Margaret Trudeau on Mental Health

A Puff of Absurdity: On Categorization of Behaviours and Abilities

People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will change everything.  There is no single magic bullet.  – Temple Grandin

Some people are quite upset about the recent change to the DSM that removes Aspergers as a separate category from Autism. Now kids formally diagnosed as having Aspergers are on the Autism . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: On Categorization of Behaviours and Abilities

A Puff of Absurdity: A Stoic Resurgence

In reading a few other blogs lately, Stoicism has come up a few times, and I’m seeing it in a few books I’ve been reading lately too.  Maybe it’ll stick this time.

In Robin Hanson’s blog discussing why middle aged people are most pessimistic, I suggested that maybe it’s a point in life . . . → Read More: A Puff of Absurdity: A Stoic Resurgence