Conceptual Hygiene: So Many Theories, So Little Time

Conceptual Hygiene, what a concept.  Do your conceptual frameworks floss before bed?  Do you change the models you hold most dear like you change your clothes?  Do you claim your perspective to be eclectic because you have commitment issues?  Has your EMDR protocol met your psychodynamic model in the resonate field of intersubjective relations while [...]

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What did the Buddha say to the Behaviorist:  Mindfulness, Flexibility and Openness to Experience

Twenty-four years ago I pondered how the concept of “openness to experience” could be leveraged to support the emotional healing of adult children of alcoholics.  I searched the literature and discovered an “openness to experience” scale that I integrated into the analytic structure of my dissertation research.  I treated “openness to experience” as an indicator [...]

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The TImes They Are A Changin’

We are witnessing the beginnings of a paradigm shift in gender relations that has the potential to be culturally transformative and liberating.  Unfortunately, freedom and safety come at a price, and the price we pay, as illustrated by the current challenges to sexual misbehavior, is a painful one – long overdue yet promising rewards beyond [...]

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