Monthly Archives: May 2010

Therapist Self-Disclosure

In psychotherapy, the therapist him or herself is the tool that makes the change. Unlike a surgeon with a scalpel, a therapist takes his or her tool wherever he or she goes. Because it is investing themselves as persons that … Continue reading

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Mindfulness and Mentalizing

Current research in psychotherapy focuses on neurobiology, mindfulness and meditation, and attachment theory. In his wonderful workshop on the attachment styles of the therapist, David Wallin talked about both mindfulness and mentalizing. As described in many books and papers, mindfulness … Continue reading

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Valuing Presence

In psychotherapy in general, and in research about psychotherapy, the emphasis is mostly on being able to articulate your inner experience. There is a clear benefit to translating inner experience into words, honing a description, and being understood by the … Continue reading

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Being Available

Being available is like having a sense of humor: no one wants to admit they don’t. We believe we are available to the people we care about, but there are ways of blocking connection which we may not see. For … Continue reading

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