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Entries from October 2012

Self-Psychology Case Conceptualization – Jennifer

October 20th, 2012 · No Comments

Identifying Information Jennifer was a 25-30 year old self-identified Caucasian female. She had been married to her husband Dan for three years. She recently had her first child, a daughter. Several years ago Jennifer and Dan moved to Los Angeles from their previous residence in Philadelphia. Part of the impetus for this was Jennifer’s desire […]

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Behavioral Therapy versus Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse

October 17th, 2012 · 3 Comments

The purpose of this note is to comment briefly on my personal experience with motivational interviewing for substance abuse (over-use) versus more of a behavior-oriented approach.  Motivational interviewing is a counseling technique developed by William Miller and Stephen Rollnick.  Essentially the client and the counselor develop a list setting forth the pros and cons of […]

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Are Zombies Amenable to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? How About Vampires?

October 15th, 2012 · 10 Comments

Zombies are philosophically interesting (Kirk, 2011) because they sharply highlight the mind-body problem initially posed by René Descartes (1641/1933) in that they have bodies but no minds to speak of. They also are cause for concern. In September 2012 the Homeland Security Department issued a zombie alert (reported at Caldwell, 2012). This followed warnings of […]

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