Survey for 2021

Thank you everyone who participated in our recent survey to help us deliver better content to you for 2021. We received a lot of positive feedback about the quality of what we do – thank you for your kindness! We would like to let you know about some of the...

Who is this absent(ee)

An absentee is someone who is no longer here, who no longer exists, someone who is not present… in the present. We all miss someone who is absent (a curious expression, “is absent”, i.e., someone who has taken the place of absence, they exist...

Now we understand vision better because of mapped neural circuits found in the eye

The function of a special group of nerve cells which are found in the eye and which sense visual movement have been discovered by researchers from Aarhus University. A completely new understanding of how conscious sensory impressions occur in the brain has been acquired through the study. The development of targeted and specific forms of treatment in the future for diseases which impact the nervous system and its sensory apparatus, such as dementia and schizophrenia, needs this kind of insight.

Coronavirus Books for Children

Chloe Drulis and Mary Gianatasio are child development specialists who wrote two books to help children understand and cope with the effects of the coronavirus on their lives. The books are as follows: 1. What is the Coronavirus? reframes the international crisis...

Like Clockwork.

It is no secret that the United States has a drug overdose epidemic. More than 700,000 people have died by overdose in the U.S. since 1999. Much of this problem can be attributed to the rising use of opioids, the diversion of opioids for medical and non-medical pain conditions, and the adulteration of opioids with other potent psychoactive drugs such as fentanyl. This problem continues.

What is Freedom?

As often happens via social media, a stimulating quote by Buddhist teacher Ken McLeod found its way into my email box. “What is freedom? It is the moment-by-moment experience of not being run by one’s own reactive mechanisms.” This idea immediately...

The Foundational Work of John Bowlby

Barely a month ago, I turned 70 years old, and on this first day of a new year and new decade, I want to reflect on milestones of my clinical and academic professional life. So much has happened during my life time; so much has profound impacts on my life now. Dr...

Embodied Clinical Truths

Within the somatically-oriented healing community, it is well-known that the body “bears the burden” (Scaer, 2001) as well as “keeps the score” (van der Kolk, 2014), especially with respect to trauma. Unprocessed emotions and other residues of...

The Science of Psychotherapy November 2019

The Science of Psychotherapy November 2019 Members Download This Issue Recently, I was speaking to a colleague in Colorado and before our serious talk, we shared the usual introductory chat about the weather. For me, it was the first day above 90F/35C, while she was...

Fear never rests…

Most people’s bogeyman … is the unknown! The unknown is a dark, empty place, like an abyss where one cannot see the end … as the unknown is scary, there are people who prefer to stay in a situation they already know

The Self-Help Addict with Daniel Gefen

Daniel Gefen was fascinating to speak with.  I knew he was in Israel and I had listened to a bit of one of his podcasts but that was some time back and so I had forgotten that he had a British accent.  Thus, my gaffe in initially calling him an American....

Dr Dave talks to Dr Todd Pressman

It was wonderful speaking with Dr. Todd Pressman about his 2019 book, Deconstructing Anxiety: The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment. I was happy for the opportunity not only because of the excellence of his book but also to discover we have a lot in common despite the...

Marketing Tips With Nick Tadic

The Science of Psychotherapy has a partner digital media specialist, and his name is Nick Tadic. Not only is he a super nice guy, but he knows a lot about digital marketing and is helping us, and hopefully will help you, in our digital marketing efforts. So to this...