Who Do You Trust?: Revisiting the McMartin Preschool Case
Review of We Believe the Children: A Moral Panic in the 1980s
and The Witch-Hunt Narrative: Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children
Sometimes it can be easier to argue about witch-hunts than risk confronting the dark, unsavory reality of child abuse.
Life after Trauma: What are the possibilities for post-traumatic growth?
Review of Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth
The new emphasis on the transformative power of trauma can be a template for false assumptions about the “gift” of suffering and the meaning of recovery.
What Supershrinks Can Teach Us
An entire industry has sprung up to address the problem of compassion fatigue, but research indicates that the most commonly proposed answer, improved self-care, doesn’t work. In fact, the study of the most highly effective clinicians suggests that burnout isn’t related to caring too much, but continuing to care ineffectively.
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Let’s unite to stand up to vested interests that have taken over the mental health system.
Knowing When to Push: Balancing Safety and Challenge
When a client has been sexually abused, it can be difficult to find the balance between creating safety and challenging old patterns.
Connecting with Traumatized Kids Who Push Your Buttons
Most parents “loan” children their adult regulatory system beginning at birth. But developmentally traumatized teens have missed out on this opportunity when they were little. Thus, a major goal of therapy is to backfill this absolutely essential experience, which is often not an easy job.
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