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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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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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What Dogs Can Tell Us About Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Hallmark and other gift card companies have convinced us that cards, flowers and gifts are required for those of us in relationships and have the potential of landing a mate for those of … Continue reading

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Wanderlust Summer is almost here and with it, many of us feel a longing to travel, a desire to get away, or an ache for distant places.   We long to escape the frenetic energy or wearing monotony of ever day … Continue reading

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Psychodrama Training Opportunities in New York’s Hudson Valley

A quick shout out to folks interested in learning more about psychodrama, the Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute (HVPI) has several upcoming training and personal growth opportunities.  You can check out “DBT in Action” in September,  the “Autumn Psychodrama Intensive” (great … Continue reading

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An Evening of Psychodrama, Friday May 20, 2011

When told the group would be doing psychodrama today, a client said, “Psychodrama, what the f#%* is that?”  This is probably a common (though usually not spoken so articulately) response to psychodrama.  If you’ve ever had that sort of reaction … Continue reading

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The Truth About Roadblocks

Anytime you set an ambitious goal, it’s inevitable that you’ll run into roadblocks.  Some roadblocks are rooted in realistically insurmountable external challenges (perhaps you want to be a forward for the San Antonio Spurs but happen to be a five … Continue reading

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Choosing a Therapist: How Do You Know if You’ve Got a Good Fit?

There are a lot of good therapist out there.  And there are a lot of therapists out there who aren’t so good.  When you’re shopping for a therapist, how do you know who to choose? The first thing you need … Continue reading

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To Dream Again

There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream – whatever that dream might be. Pearl S. Buck If you’ve ever invested … Continue reading

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You Are Here

Where ever you are, you are here.  (John Lennon) Here.  It’s the point we use to measure our journey in terms of how far we’ve strayed from our intended path, how far we’ve come, and/or how far we’ve got to go … Continue reading

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