Category Archives: Mental Health

Motivational Interviewing 101*

“Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence**.”   Stephen Rollnick and William R. Miller Motivational Interviewing is more about mindset than techniques. The traditional mindset has been to … Continue reading

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Positive Psychology and Psychodrama: The Virtual Gratitude Visit

An Evening of Psychodrama Hudson Valley Chapter of the American Society for Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama Friday, March 18, 2016 7:30 PM Boughton Place  150 Kisor Road Highland, NY Presenter: Dan Tomasulo, PhD, TEP, MFA, MAPP   Positive Psychology is informed … Continue reading

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Why I Became a Psychodramatist

True confession:  When I started out, I didn’t want to be a therapist.  I was an activist and I wanted to save the world.  I wanted to be an academic because I believed that if I could gather the right … Continue reading

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How Psychodrama Can Help You Live a Juicy Life

Living Juicy is:  Jumping for joy on the inside. Sark To live a juicy life is to live in the aliveness — your own aliveness — of the present moment, aware of the miracles and wonders that are all around … Continue reading

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Boston Marathon Explosions: Understanding Your Emotional Responses

Boston Marathon.  Explosion.  Wounded.  Amputations.  Bomb.  Dead.  Chaos. This is pretty much how my brain took in the information about the recent bombing of the Boston Marathon.  The gaps are places where my brain was fighting over whether to take … Continue reading

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Add a Cup of Kindness

It’s easy to forget about the power of a smile or the warmth of a heart-felt hello.  As we go about our daily lives, wrapped up in the next task on the to-do list, it’s hard to remember to take … Continue reading

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