Archive | February, 2010

New Directions in Psychotherapy

I very much enjoyed attending a full day of the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy conference on “Expanding the Relational Context” which was recently held right here in San Francisco. It is very exciting to see where the field of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy is heading. Two such areas of growth include how […]

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A Poem

Sometimes there is no telling what one can find when reading psychological material. I was very pleased this week to come upon a poem in one such publication. I have been thinking lately about the similarities between writing poetry and being a psychotherapist. Both obviously require a great deal of listening and attention to words. […]

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Nothing Is Ever Never

It’s instructive during a therapy session to pay close attention to the words that people use. Words, of course, reveal a lot. Sometimes there are slips (as Freud so famously pointed out) that reveal some of what is unconscious. Other times there are words that exquisitely reveal the pain or pleasure a person feels. I […]

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