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Monthly Archive for September, 2010

I was standing naked in front of a mirror at the gym shaving, and I asked the naked guy standing next to me how he was doing. “Not so good.” I was surprised by his candor, we hadn’t talked much before.  “Really?  What’s going on?” “I came home last night and found my wife in [...]

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Really? Here’s a link to a discussion a woman started after her former therapist sent her a friend request on Facebook. She accepted, and then felt worried about it, realizing that she wishes she hadn’t. This made me laugh at first until I started to think about how low the standards sometimes are for the [...]

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When Therapists Die

I recently inherited several clients from a therapist in our area who suddenly died. It reminded me that I don’t have a “Therapist’s Professional Will.” Synchronously, a friend emailed me a link to a guide to creating them on Ken Pope’s site. Ken Pope is THE BEST information curator working in psychology. More on him [...]

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I worked in a clinic once where I SCANDALIZED the other therapists by allowing a CLENT to go into the STAFF kitchen. It exposed a deep, common rift in therapists thinking: there’s something wrong with them, but not with us. Compare that to R.D. Laing’s therapeutic communities, big ramshackle houses full of people doing whatever [...]

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The *excellent* psychology blog, PSYBLOG, has an article on 10 problems with the use of email. One study found that 59% of email users check mail from the bathroom. The NY Times ran an article last week about how overstimulated we’ve gotten, but it hadn’t exactly occurred to me that by extending psychotherapy to the [...]

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Google Health is expanding their services to allow users to track “wellness” data. They have been providing a place to keep your medical record (if you’re willing to enter all that information off of reports from your doctors, hospitals, etc.), but they’ve added a feature so users can track things like exercise and diet. Why [...]

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Okay, that’s bold, but I am really impressed with the depth of information about the money side of therapy at this site: http://www.psyfin.com/wordpress/ I first started reading them when these folks just had a paper newsletter full of interesting tidbits, stretching back at least 5 years. They still have the newsletter, for paid subscribers, but [...]

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Found another outfit that is working on the policy issues related to “telementalhealth.” They are at the University of Colorado, Denver, and they’ve keyed on this central issue of OUTREACH. Their mission is to use technology to make mental health services more available to the under-served. I like they way they think! “The telepsychiatry developmental [...]

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“I called over 16,000 people.” There’s a brief video on the NY Times website about a couple of therapists who started a center for the training and supervision of therapists. They made a great website, and sat back waiting for the calls to start. Silence. So one of them got brave, and started calling therapists [...]

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Many therapists, if they walk into a restaurant and see that a client is in line in front of them, will turn around and go find somewhere else to eat. I once sat down at a movie and realized that my analyst was sitting a couple rows ahead of us eating popcorn. We stayed… and [...]

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