When couples come for therapy they are usually aware of anger, frustration, and lack of connection. As humans we are very good at figuring out who to blame our feelings on instead of communicating with vulnerability. Emotionally Focused therapy helps people to connect with themselves and their more authentic emotions. When people tap into their […]
Awarded the Order of Canada Established in 1967 the Order of Canada recognizes Canadians who have given dedication and service to their community and country. It’s no wonder, and certainly is delightful, our own Dr. Sue Johnson has received this honor. Dr. Sue Johnson has given so much to community, country and the world. She […]
Neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman mentions in this TED x talk that taking Tylenol can help heart ache as he talks about how important our relationships are. And he changes up Maslow’s hierarchy which is pretty big. One of his recent studies showed that the human brain responds to fairness the same way […]
I loved discussing with and interviewing Dr. Lori Schade when she came on Talk Time to share her dissertation, which recently won the prestigious AAMFT Research Award. What she discovered is applicable to every therapeutic model.
So you want to know the key points of attachment theory? R. Chris Fraley gave a great summary in “A Brief Overview of Adult Attachment Theory and Research” (2010), and it boils down to 10 Key Points. Attachment behaviors are adaptive John Bowlby, a British psychoanalyst, wanted to understand why infants experience intense […]
I recently interviewed Stephen Porges on Talk Time. He’s a professor of psychiatry who runs a lab at UNC and formerly directed the Brain Body Center at the University of Illinois, Chicago. Porges is studying technologies clinicians will love, including measuring vagal regulation from a distance, or the heartbeat by video. As Porges pointed out, […]
It was great fun to be at the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference and get to hang out with Sue for a day while she did her thing (the same thing I love to do) – share Emotionally Focused Therapy with everyone in ear shot. And boy, there were a LOT of people within ear […]