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Activism and Self-Care

Women’s activism is not new. On January 20, 1869, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a women’s-rights activist, became the first woman to testify before the United States Congress. And on January 21 of this year, women united following the inauguration of our new president, a man who has shown utter disrespect toward women. These women came together… Read more »

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Why Should You Write Memoir?

Much of what I will share here is from my forthcoming book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, which will be released in September 2017. As the author of two full-length memoirs and many personal essays, as well as being a workshop facilitator for writing for healing,… Read more »

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Tips to Turn Your Relationship Around and Get it Heading in the Right Direction

Barb called me in distress. Mick had just told her that morning that he was going to leave her. He’d met someone else, his secretary. It’s a cliché but as old as the books, it happens. Barb thought she was going to get help for them to end the marriage. She was shattered. However, though… Read more »

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Dr. John Norcross on what does not work in psychotherapy

Dr. John Norcross discusses specific practices and psychological tests that do not work in psychotherapy LF: So we’ve talked a lot about what works in psychotherapy.  But can you say a little bit about what doesn’t? JN: Sure.  We’ve been doing research over the last 10 or 15 years, trying to complement what works with… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on neuroscience and the impact on psychotherapy

Dr. John Norcross discusses new findings in neuroscience and their impact on psychotherapy LF: And what do you think about all the new findings in neuroscience?  Are they really informing psychotherapy or are they not so important? JN: Well, I’m excited by it.  But my answer is, really; not much — and profoundly influencing it…. Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on the future of psychotherapy

Dr. John Norcross talks about his view of the future of psychotherapy LF: So, what do you see as kind of the future of psychotherapy, particularly of integrative psychotherapy? JN: You know, every ten years, Jim Petrowski and I conduct a Delphi poll of expert psychotherapists about what’s going to occur in the next 10… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on the impact of a therapist’s confidence

Dr. John Norcross discusses the impact of a therapist’s confidence on the outcome of a therapeutic endeavor LF: Isn’t there some research showing that if you don’t – how much the therapist believes in what they’re doing has a big effect, as well? JN: Yeah.  It’s our hope – you know, most of us talk… Read more »

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Dr. Video: Dr. John Norcross on training options for interpretive psychotherapy

Dr. John Norcross on training options for interpretive psychotherapy LF: Where can interns find training in interpretive psychotherapy? JN: Oh, lots of places these days. It’s integration or the older term, eclecticism, remains the modal theoretical orientation of psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors and social workers.  So, in virtually all graduate programs, anywhere between a quarter and… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on cultural universalism and cultural relativism

Dr. John Norcross talks about the therapeutic intersection of cultural universalism and cultural relativism LF: How about the aspect of being culturally relevant?  I was curious about your take on that because you see a lot of focus on cultural relativity or … and people sort of say, all these people are like this and… Read more »

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Video: Dr. John Norcross on the methodology of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work.

Dr. John Norcross discusses the methodology portion of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work. JN:   So, in that second part of Psychotherapy – Relationships that Work, we look at decades, now, of compelling research on how to tailor or personalize therapy to the individual client.  And guess what?  We find the old motto, “different strokes… Read more »

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