LinkedIn

4.27.2021


How To Write a Cover Letter

Podcast Recommendation: Andrew Huberman 

Book Recommendation: Breath



4.24.2021



     I am continuing to add links and research that will further contribute to the discussion of transitioning adolescents (specifically, via chemicals and surgery) as I believe the lack of evidence-based therapy is doing harm. Ideally, a clearing house of knowledge, observation, first-hand accounts and research must be organized in an easy location. 

Focusing attention to the recent mega public discussion on child and adolescent gender reassignment, specifically, the transgender population, here are provocative, and I would suggest, intriguing points of view that are delicate and controversial, yet necessary. 

As of now, the professional front line helpers do not follow a standardized protocol in facilitating these families. Our children deserve an educated professional - and the brave conversation. My professional ask is that the mental health field establish additional licensure (perhaps a hybrid of medicine and psychology), on-going supervision of attending clinicians, and a psychological screening allowing a therapist to clinically treat and support this vulnerable and specialized population. No credentialing exists to date so each therapist is left to their own bias, best guess, and warm feelings of acceptance. 

That may not be enough. Read, Listen, Watch for more below.

3.21.2021



Two Must-Sees on HULU:

2.07.2021

 

Interesting Ted Talk: Safe Sexting

Interesting Watch: I Married a Maasai



We make a living by what we get
but we make a life by what we give.




1.06.2021

 Happy New Year.......Covid...we are coming for you...

Reasons to be hopeful 

Gottman Skills - An Intimate Conversation

How's this for impressive? 300 feet under the sea

May Health, Peace, and Joy be ours in 2021










12.14.2020

 


Students: Your parents, teachers, and family know that you are being asked to academically function and perform in the black hole of remote learning. We know that you are missing out on huge aspects of the school environment, the fun moments. We acknowledge that there is no way to measure the impact of the relationships you are not being afforded. We know that what used to be in-class work is now additional homework. The non-existent office hours between you and your teacher, at lunch or after school. Popping in to follow up with a question that you didn’t ask in class. Touching, smelling, eye contact - and seeking approval of authority figures is so important to us humans. Doing projects together, making art, poster boards; that three dimensional, hands-on...and rapport building. The laughing and flirting. Collaborating and trusting. You have never met most or all of your teachers, and perhaps never will. We are so sad about this. Those are relationships that you may have had for the rest of your lives. You haven’t been able to hang out with friends after school, grab lunch together, or carpool. We know that some of your friends think schoolwork is optional right now, but it is not! While you are only getting the bones of education right now, the carcass, you are STILL lucky. You have to believe us. We’re asking you to buy-in and do some thing that you simply cannot comprehend right now. Do your best. It really matters. 

11.13.2020

 Good enough mother:

The phrase "good enough mother" was first coined in 1953 by Donald Winnicott, a British pediatrician and psychoanalyst. Winnicott observed thousands of babies and their mothers, and he came to realize that babies and children actually benefit when their mothers fail them in manageable ways.



10.21.2020