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Staying Connected

Had a wonderful Saturday evening on Zoom talking to long lost relatives, and our group is growing! Its is important for alienated children to try and reconnect with as many relatives as possible after being alienated from everyone for many years. I receive many emails and messages on social media from Alienated families and adult […]

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National Coalition Against Parental Alienation

Professional Training course for Family Counselors/Family Law Attorneys – FREE This course is an essential how to manual in this important and ever increasing area of behavioral science and law. Busy mental health professionals need a reference guide to aid them in developing data sources to support their positions in reports and testimony. They also […]

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Finding the right kind of therapy

There are a few types of therapy that are particularly useful for dealing with narcissism. Schema therapy, a newer approach to treatment shown to have benefit for treating narcissism, works to help people address trauma of early experiences that may have contributed to narcissistic defenses. Other beneficial therapies include: Gestalt therapy mentalization-based therapy transference-focused psychotherapy […]

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Things Your Marriage Counselor Is Thinking But Not Telling You

Stop trying to change your partner. … Stop withholding sex. … Don’t invite your smartphone into your relationship. … Stop trying to make your spouse look bad. … Don’t try to solve all your problems while you’re angry. … If you cheated, stop pretending you did nothing wrong. … Don’t spend your whole therapy session […]

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How do we define resilience?

Proposed definitions included a stable trajectory of healthy functioning after a highly adverse event; a conscious effort to move forward in an insightful and integrated positive manner as a result of lessons learned from an adverse experience; the capacity of a dynamic system to adapt successfully to disturbances that threaten the viability, function, and development […]

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Focusing on what comes after trauma and not the trauma itself

This is in line with the philosophy of Viktor Frankl, who believed that it was best to focus on what is left rather than what is lost whenever possible. Of course, this is easier said than done. Dr. Panter-Brick, your comments are also related to optimism or the belief that things will work out. Viktor […]

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What is mental toughness?

Mental toughness is about more than just having resilience and control in difficult situations. It relates to a psychological frame of mind that endorses confidence and commitment to success. In his book Developing Mental Toughness, the psychologist Peter Clough describes mental toughness as a combination of the following: The amount of control a person believes they […]

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What goes around, comes around

that it is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed. Napoleon Hill said that, and he was right. Nothing ensures success like ensuring another’s success. And there is someone who is looking for your help and your support today. Lift that person up, give that person credit, do […]

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Fatal Flaws: Navigating Destructive Relationships with People with Disorders…

Covering the clinical course, treatment, genetics, biology, psychology, and destructive consequences of hysterical (histrionic), narcissistic, antisocial, paranoid, obsessive-compulsive, addictive, borderline, and schizotypal personality disorders, Fatal Flaws stands out in the literature for these powerful reasons: – It is written for an unusually broad audience, from mental health students and trainees of all disciplines, to highly […]

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