Care Sought & Unmet Is Shaming

Shame and pride serve many intrapersonal and interpersonal functions, and understanding how best to work with each in psychotherapy, particularly with survivors of relational trauma (see Schore, 2001), is essential. This is part of a series of posts that have been...

Catching The Wave

  Go to the issue Go to course   “Jessie” was in her late 60s, a single, never married woman who worked caring for animals. At the time of the session I will describe below, Jessie and I had been meeting in mostly bi-monthly psychotherapy for 2...

Memory Reconsolidation As A Way Of Life

 A colleague on a listserve, whom I’ll call “Dave”, wrote about the relationship between left and right brain processes as relates to memory reconsolidation, and how left brain processes can rigidify and destroy or harm the “big...

Ken Benau

Download Article: [download id=”29707″] Ken Benau, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with 27 years’ experience. He has a private practice in psychotherapy, consultation and training in Kensington, CA, located in the San Francisco Bay area. For...