Psychology Today Blog
"Ideas to Ponder from Intimacy & Desire"
We posted two articles on his PsychologyToday.com blog just in time for Mother's Day:
- Hey Mom! I Love You!
- Happy Mother's Day to Mothers of Basic Decency.
The first is something David wrote for his mother. The other is a look at motherhood including mothers who hit their children Within hours of release, responses started showing up from mothers who unloaded on their kids. Some of it is heart-wrenching. Don't miss their comments.
And here's your heads-up! We'll soon release a new blog series on PsychologyToday.com, entitled "Ideas to Ponder from Intimacy & Desire."
- "Ideas to Ponder" are summary ideas at the end of each chapter of Intimacy & Desire.
- There are more than 60 Ideas to Ponder.
Ideas to Ponder Blog unpacks these key thoughts, principles, or observations, and highlights additional points within Intimacy & Desire.
Ideas to Ponder Blog commences later this month with the unveiling of our revised DesireBook.com. where Ideas to Ponder will also be available.
here to read David's Mother's Day posts
Pychotherapy Networker Webinar & Blog
The Great Attachment Debate
Networker Magazine recently featured an article on The Great Attachment Debate, summarizing developments in attachment research and therapy. For counterbalance, childhood expert Jerome Kagan commented critically about the research and David spoke about attachment-based therapy.
Editor Rich Simon followed up in a 6-part New Perspectives on Practice: The Great Attachment Debate series with 1-hour
webinars with Alan Sroufe, Allan Schore, Dan Siegel, Susan Johnson, Jerome Kagan and David Schnarch. (click here for webinar reruns.)
Webinars aired over the last few weeks, David's ran a short while ago. There's been lots ot activity on the webinar discussion blog. Posts have been thoughtful, challenging, exciting and illuminating. It has turned into a dialogue between David and the psychotherapy industry, especially with attachment-based therapists. Not surprizingly, David had a lot to say. Unexpectedly, the dialogue documents what we've been saying about pitfalls in attachment-based therapy.
If you want to see how psychotherapy is widely conducted today, and how the Crucible Approach differs, don't miss this finely-detailed pithy exchange. You'll find therapists' statements and questions together with David's responses. Whether you are a mental health professional or academic, graduate student in training, currently in treatment, or considering treatment, you're bound to learn alot.
- Can therapists give too much support and empathy?
- What's "too much" confrontation?
- Do you have to get more attached to your partner before you can differentiate?
- Is marriage just a recapitulation of unresolved childhood issues?
- How does differentiation-based therapy differ from attachment-based therapy?
- What kinds of therapeutic errors do therapists prefer to make?
You won't find a better discussion of cutting edges issues facing therapists, clients, and today's psychotherapy industry.
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