A Difficult Psychotherapeutic Journey: COVID, Who Do You Think You Are?

June 09, 2020

One can only hope today's challenges will become a “corrective emotional experience."

Rethinking Countertransference in the Age of COVID-19

April 22, 2020

It’s not supposed to happen this way, but when dread pours over and out in this new dark night of the soul, I’m just thankful for anything that makes it stop.

The Art of Self-Disclosure

April 02, 2020

Neighborhoods, tribes, gangs-each have their own culture. Unless you have been raised in one of them and are "known," you come as a stranger.

The Arms of Ivy Welcome Her

February 25, 2020

With the help of psychotherapy, something from the deep unconscious helped cure her depression, forge her character, and guide her to a sense of peace.

Ketamine Infusion for Alcohol Use Disorder

February 24, 2020

Researchers tested the effects of ketamine combined with motivational enhancement therapy in adults drinking 5 alcoholic beverages per day.

If I Were an Astronomer

February 19, 2020

I would not want to simply map the stars; I would also want to gaze upon them and contemplate the mystery of it all. Such is the 15-minute med check versus the essence of psychiatry.

Rescuing an Essential Component of Psychiatry: Psychotherapy Training in Psychiatric Education

February 10, 2020

A diminished interest in psychotherapeutic interventions runs the risk of missing patients' emotional, social, and practical needs (including medication-modifiable symptoms) and, thus, less clinically responsible care.

Integrating Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

January 30, 2020

Although multiple interventions exist for major depressive disorder (MDD), only partial response is achieved in many patients and recurrence is common. Combining medication and psychotherapy may enable more effective treatment of MDD.

3 Essential Elements of Trauma-Informed Care

January 14, 2020

Patients with serious mental illness such as schizophrenia are more likely to report greater impairment in general functioning as a result of trauma, which is why trauma-informed care is so important.