Once when I was in the ER, a young boy came in with a broken arm. He grew increasingly upset as the doctor tried to examine the arm: “No, don’t touch it!” Finally the boy changed tone, holding up his other arm while brightly suggesting, “Here, look at this arm.” I think psychotherapy is best when we go to the brokenness of our hearts, not getting distracted by blame, how others should change, or what’s unfair on our planet. Reverence and irreverence, support and confrontation, cold hard numbers and intuition: I blend them all. I also keep in mind the end goal: get well enough, close out psychotherapy, and get on with living
Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Utah State University. Internship at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center (1991-1992), post-doc at UUNI (1992 to 1993). Employed at Davis Behavioral Health for the past 25 years.
Backpacking, gardening, playing guitar, writing, goofing off, and playing with clinical data.
Borderline Personality Disorder
Major Life and Family Changes
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Spouses and Families of Addicts
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