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Low-Intensity CBT Trainees Launch!

On May 26, 2021 North America’s first Low-Intensity CBT [LICBT] training program held its commencement ceremony in California’s Pomona Valley. Low-intensity CBT is a global movement aimed at increasing access to mental health care by means of training laypeople to deliver quality care for pennies on the dollar that such care usually costs. The program

My Tropic of Cancer: Living & Dying With A Dread Disease

My new book “My Tropic Of Cancer: Living & Dying With A Dread Disease” will be released on June first. Currently available for presale on Amazon, the book tells the story of my eight year [and counting] journey with this extraordinary disease. In this post I chat with my friend, colleague and fellow cancer traveler

Don’t Worry. Be Happy.

Have you ever wondered why we worry so much? And what, if anything, we can do about it? We’re taking up these questions in a class I’m co-teaching this term at Georgetown University’s Integrative Medicine Program. In this post I share some PowerPoint slides from the class that shed light on the neurobiology of worry,

From Building Skill To Becoming Human: The Evolution Of A Psychotherapist

Carl Jung wrote about individuation, the process of taking one’s predispositions and life experiences and integrating them into a mature personality. While something like this happens for each therapist on the road to maturity, there appear to be some common dimensions of this process experienced by us all. My Colleague and friend Matthew May and

Morbidity, Mortality & Magnanimity

I first met Kate Tierney six years ago. Within minutes I realized I was in the presence of an extraordinary human being. At age 6 Kate began experiencing symptoms of an extremely rare disease that would not be accurately diagnosed for anther ten years. Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis [EPGA] is an autoimmune disorder characterized by