The Science of Psychotherapy July 2022

100 issues! How about that! Taking on the role of editor has been one of the greatest good fortunes of my career. It is a task but not a chore. I look forward to the next 100. My gratitude for this good fortune and for all the benefits that the Science of...

The Science of Psychotherapy June 2022

Some dark and difficult things are besetting the world today. There is war and plague, and many lands are being ravaged by fires and floods, and intense weather. Books are being written, but many authors were predicting this years ago, in both fact and fiction. Still,...

The Science of Psychotherapy May 2022

May has special meaning for me. It is the month of Mother’s Day and my mother’s birthday. These days were a week apart and so my Mum suggested we choose which day to celebrate. She figured she was the centre of attention whatever we chose. She was a wise...

The Science of Psychotherapy April 2022

In 1859, Charles Dickens wrote – It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness...

The Science of Psychotherapy March 2022

This issue is special for many reasons. It celebrates the release of our new book, some 2 years in the making, but the main message from Matt and myself is that our book stands on the shoulders of many before us. Without all the wonderful people that have provided...

The Science of Psychotherapy February 2022

My friend John looks out his living room window, past the antlers of the large elk munching on the sweet tips of the long grass and hopes it will snow soon. The snow is beautiful, it glistens on the mountaintops and provides a playground for skiers. But the snow is...

The Science of Psychotherapy January 2022

Celebrating New Year is often a transformative event. Many people have expressed their desire for a transition into a better year than the past Covid-19 affected years. That is hardly surprising. As we celebrate the advent of 2022, I am reminded that this is not the...

The Science of Psychotherapy December 2021

December heralds year’s end and it almost always has some bitter and some sweet reflections. We’ve had another year of restrictions and expansions. For some it has been like Dr Doolittle’s Pushmi-Pullyu, whereas for others it has been a time of...

The Science of Psychotherapy November 2021

In the ebb and flow of life, I find myself writing this editorial from a hospital bed. Not Covid-19, which is something we need to say first nowadays. Essentially, it is an unsurprising surgical procedure for a man of 67 years of age. These impactful events are...

The Science of Psychotherapy October 2021

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens) is one of the greatest opening lines in literature. Another equally engaging opening is from Under Milk Wood, by Dylan Thomas, “To begin at the...

The Science of Psychotherapy September 2021

Can we stay connected during these periods of covid-19 isolation? Carol spent this morning taking very special care of me. It began when a bagful of cumquats was left at her doorstep by a friend. She decided to make me some of her signature marmalade. I don’t...

The Science of Psychotherapy August 2021

I recently saw a post at space.com, titled “How many atoms are in the observable universe?” The author, Harry Baker, presented a compelling case which takes into account the 13.8-billion-year age of the universe, the 300 million years before light existed,...

The Science of Psychotherapy July 2021

As COVID-19 vaccines roll out around the globe there is a feeling that something about the way we have lived has ended and a new way of life is beginning. How many times in history has this been true for the whole world: that a single event has irrevocably changed the...

The Science of Psychotherapy June 2021

This past year with COVID-19 has revealed how we are all equally vulnerable to this microscopic assailant. On the positive side, many have felt a sense of commonality and connection with people in countries previously given little thought. Ironically, separation has...

The Science of Psychotherapy May 2021

In various books, poems and songs, May is dubbed as The Merry Month of May. The musical, Camelot, takes it one Spring step further into the Lusty Month of May! I am always intrigued when a positive affirmation is created. What is the motivation? It might be that May...

The Science of Psychotherapy April 2021

The pleasure of curating this magazine never wanes. There is always fascinating material coming in from around the globe. In this vein, we continue our series of international Last Words with Flavio Cannistra from Italy. He begins with a famous quote which produces...

The Science of Psychotherapy March 2021

What is time? Physicists say it is the procession of events or experiences that produce an increase in complexity that makes sense to our conscious mind. Over time, we develop a “self” to whom those events and experiences happen and allows us to realize...

The Profound Nature of Fractals

Editor’s Note: It is always a thrill when one of our authors receives recognition for excellence. Terry Marks-Tarlow and colleagues, Harris l. Friedman, Yakov Shapiro, & Katthe P. Wolf, have had their book, Fractal Epistemology for a Scientific Psychology...

Love & Well-​Being

Love & Well-​Being with Trudy Goodman Kornfield and Jack Kornfield   The final Lifespan Learning Institute’s IPNB conference, usually held at UCLA campus, was held in Marina del Rey in April, 2019. The theme was Timeless Wisdom, Timely Action. I...

The Science of Psychotherapy February 2021

February is an interesting time of year. January is the launch of a New Year, which heralds a promise of something new, then February is the time to set sails and test the winds. There are still some trailing gusts from last year, which I am sure we all hope will...

The Science of Psychotherapy January 2021

Along with most people in the world, I have been very aware of covid-19 and how this virus is affecting the world. I am also aware of political issues that have been plaguing many countries resulting in what almost seems the inevitable violence. We are a strange...

The Science of Psychotherapy December 2020

It seems surprising to be writing the last editorial for the year. I sometimes joke in January that “It’s nearly Christmas” only to find, in what seems like the blink of an eye, that it nearly is. I think it is reasonable to say that 2020 has been a...