• To Pill or Not to Pill, That is the Question - a psychoanalytic approach
    An hour doesn’t go by as we watch our favorite shows on TV before an advertisement for a medication is shown. New medicines for all kinds of ailments appear showing Read more
  • Some Core Concepts in Psychoanalysis - Part 2
    The Three Components of the Psyche: the Id, the Ego, and the Super Ego   In 1923, Sigmund Freud, considered the father of psychoanalysis, posited his theory on the structure of what Read more
  • Existential Angst - Finding Your Way
    Existential angst not only derives from the human inability to think, feel, and act in the world or experience a love for life but also from the fear of the Read more
  • Some Core Concepts in Psychoanalysis - Part 1
    Transference, Countertransference, Resistance, and Projective Identification As I continue my training in psychoanalysis, I am beginning to see that this modality can offer clients the ability to work at a deeper Read more
  • Problematic Interactions in the Workplace
    People bring to the work environment their personal problems, anger, personality disorders, controlling behaviors, psychological problems, medical issues, addictions, family problems, and criminal and legal issues. These areas of dysfunction Read more
  • Depression - More Than Just the Blues
    Depression is more than just feeling unhappy or sad; it is a constant state of indescribable heaviness that is difficult to quantify. Dysthymia, or a “low-level” state of feeling blue, Read more
  • Psychoanalysis - "Spooky" Stuff
    Believe it or not, as an adolescent I was reading Freud. I had come across some psychoanalytic words and terms that lead me to purchase a primer on psychoanalysis which Read more
  • Why Are People Still Reluctant to go to Therapy?
    There has been a lot written in the past as to why people are reluctant to call a therapist for help. From trying to “toughen” it out themselves, to making Read more
  • Belief Systems
    I would like to write about a topic that I have been interested in for some time - how belief systems are formed and how they run our lives. Since this Read more
  • Anger Management
    Anger Management has become common topic to write about not only because of the increase in worldwide violence in the media, but also the increase in workplace violence that appears Read more
  • The Complexity of Adolescence
    I would like to write about a topic that I presented with a colleague several years ago entitled The Complexity of Adolescence. Adolescence is a transitional stage of physical, cognitive, emotional, Read more
    From the book The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence by Dr. Tracey Alderman Self-inflicted violence or self-harm is most associated with individuals who engage in skin-cutting and are often Read more
  • Childhood Wounds and How They Play Out in Our Relationships
    Everyone has Childhood Wounds even if we were brought up in a loving and stable home environment. We are not talking about physical wounds, but emotional injuries that become embedded Read more
    I would like to write about a topic that I have become more and more interested in and have been seeing more of in my clinical work - sociopathy. Whether Read more
  • Burnout: The Dangers of Acute and Chronic Secondary Stress
    This essay was first presented to a group of social workers at a major medical center in northern New Jersey entitled, “Burnout: The Dangers of Acute and Chronic Secondary Stress.” Read more
  • Resiliency, Perseverance, and Integrity
    Our work and careers are a major part of our lives. The reasons we have careers is not only the financial reward our jobs provide, but also the satisfaction our Read more

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