The Tapes We Play

I'm about to run a group on self concept. A colleague just told me he regularly heard positive things about my groups even though I work on an as needed basis around my school schedule. The comment doesn't really penetrate or compute.  I tell the residents in the inpatient rehab where I work all the [...]

Wellness Wednesday

I'm so aggravated right now. For whatever reason wordpress won't load on my shit laptop so I'm writing from my shit iPhone4.  Anyhow. I'll keep this brief because I'm not feeling very "well" today anyway. Though I did submit a proposal to a conference so I guess that's something to feel good about. Keeping your [...]

Heartwounds: The Impact of Unresolved Trama and Grief on Relationships – Tian Dayton

3/5 Stars As a mental health professional, this was an easy and quick read. I could see myself assignment sections of this book to clients as well as the exercises in the back because it breaks down trauma in an easy to understand way, using simple language. I also appreciated the brief sections about dissociation. [...]

The Lost Boy – Dave Pelzer

5/5 I read A Child Called It, I think, while either in college or high school and this next book in the trilogy has been on my shelf for a while. I am not quite sure what exactly made me reach for it, during this Winter break from classes of my doctorate program, but I [...]

The Conscious Heart

I found this work very inspiring and useful both as a professional and as someone in a committed relationship and agree with the majority of the suggestions this couple present. To me, relationships should help inspire growth in both people, so they can become the best and truest versions of themselves. I recognize as a [...]

Family Based Services: A Solution-Focused Approach

A professor pointed out to me how different family based services are depending on where you live (and who does the training). For instance, in Pennsylvania it's very structural (focuses on hierarchy, enmeshment, etc) and in Wisconsin it's more solution-focused. While I think both have their strong points, I tend to lean more toward the [...]