The Fallout in my groups after writing a book about my own group therapy experience

Werner Heisenberg in his work with quantum mechanics noticed that measuring the direction of a sub-atomic particle changed its speed and measuring its speed changed its direction. From these observations, he derived his famous theory of indeterminacy which deceptively simply...
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR AND WHAT TO AVOID IN FINDING A SHRINK

When looking for a therapist, many people are drawn to profiles that describe the clinician as “Warm and caring”. These character traits aren’t necessarily what you should be looking in your search for a psychotherapist, in a friend, of course but not so much for a therapist, or...
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Ethics and Boundaries

Over the past 25 years, I have written numerous articles and one book on ethics and boundaries in group psychotherapy.  The following PowerPoint is a schematic representation of my research findings. The basic thesis is that alterations of the frame of treatment always have...
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When it Comes to Group Therapy–It’s All About Boundaries

Not long ago,and at the insistence of his girlfriend who threatened to leave him if he didn’t, a young man came to my office for a psychotherapy consultation. I asked him: ” How can I help you?”.  He said his girlfriend told him that he had relationship issues....
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Molly O’Shields

Years ago Peggy Bice and I wrote a pilot for a sitcom called Molly O’Shields based on her real-life work as a staff therapist at a mental health clinic. The first episode was funny, smart and quirky.  We had a professional script writer edit it, hence the red lettering, but...
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Two Tina Fey Moments

While walking my dog early one Summer morning along a quiet lane on Fire Island, I crossed paths with her as she walked her little white poodle. As a dog walker at 7:30am, she looked like any other dog walker . I recognized her nonetheless but didn’t want to make her feel...
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