Low-intensity CBT [LICBT] is a global movement that trains lay people to deliver quality mental health care for pennies on the dollar charged by professional counselors. All Thing’s CBT’s Pomona Valley California LICBT pilot program was recently evaluated by a third-party expert from Georgetown University’s School Of Medicine. In this post I present the resultsContinue Reading: ¡CBT A La Gente! [CBT To The People!]
The phenomenon we call blame has three distinct components. First, the perception of an injury [physical, emotional or moral] or a social transgression of some kind. Second, we muster an emotional response to this perception, oftentimes anger, resentment and hostility. Third, we begin planning retribution. Each of these three components has particular brain structures associatedContinue Reading: To Blame Or Not To Blame
Sigmund Freud’s “signal theory” of anxiety conceptualizes this emotion as a safeguard protecting us and others from the emergence of threatening intrapsychic and interpersonal material. Freud saw anxiety signaling the presence and press of threatening psychic content – oftentimes aggressive or sexual impulses. Contemporary evolutionary psychology supports Freud’s formulation. Biopsychosocial analysis considers anxiety a legacyContinue Reading: Repression, Anxiety & CBT
We human beings are at once the most empathic and the most hostile creatures on Earth. This mixture of sociability and antisociality enabled us to band together and dominate the planet. Violent impulses alone would have made it impossible for us to live in close-knit families and clans without killing each other off. Nature’s answerContinue Reading: Our 2022 World Champion Of Shame Attacking!
Treating others with kindness and respect when they are being overtly hostile may sound like a big mistake. In fact, doing anything else might be the great error. In this post my colleague Matt May MD tells a story that might one day be the story of any one of us – should we shareContinue Reading: The Life You Save May Be Your Own