Anxiety

What is anxiety? Anxiety is an emotional reaction arising from the anticipation of a real or imagined threat to the self. It can play a role of an important protective factor against harm if it is based on an accurate assessment of a threat.  However, if it is persistent, disproportionate, and premised on inaccurate appraisal […]

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The Little White House Masters level Psychology Internship

Internship positions are open every semester at The Little White House.¬† In conjunction, we run a ‘student clinic’ that provides low cost therapy to individuals in the community.¬† Find more information¬†here. We typically select two students per semester after application and interview. The internship is for people proficient in English, and consists of total immersion […]

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Divorce and breakups

When individuals meet and fall in love, most people do not imagine that they will ever break up.  Yet, statistics show that fifty percent of first marriages eventually end in divorce.  Divorce is typically an extremely stressful and painful time for families and may require the help of a professional to get through. I have […]

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An epidemic of Burnout recognized by the World Health Organization

The following post was inspired by this article: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/27/health/who-burnout-disease-trnd/index.html Archaeologists have found evidence of farming that dates as far back as 9500 BCE.  Since that time,  humans have been toiling and to ensure that they could feed themselves and care for their families.  The Industrial Revolution saw a shift whereby workers largely moved from agriculture […]

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Mindfulness in Frederiksberg

Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation are concepts that have been well integrated into our modern day psychology vocabulary.  Blame the Buddhists or blame Marsha Lenihan, but mindfulness is here to stay at it seems to be a modern-day cure all– an elixer for all of your emotional woes.  In my experience however, some of the people […]

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On the perils of rumination

Since ancient Greece have humans valued our ability to manipulate concepts in our mind.  Numerous courses exist these days that teach people how to think logically and ethically.  However, thinking is not always a helpful endeavor.  Sometimes it can even lead to pain and suffering.  Excessive thinking about a worrisome topic can create anger and […]

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To assimilate or not to assimilate– a psychologist’s thoughts about acculturation

Donald Winnicott Donald Winnicott stipulated the presence of a ‘true self’.  Our true selves are, according to Winnicott, the most spontaneous and authentic parts of who we are.   His idea was not a new one, and it even dates back to the Danish philosopher, Kierkegaard who referenced ‘the self which truly is’.  If there is […]

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Meanderings about telepsychology– Two things I have learned

I started doing telepsychology several years ago, before most people were using teleconferencing or other forms of online psychotherapy.  I am a devout technophile and admittedly like to incorporate technology into my life in whatever ways I can.  I have also had the opportunity to conduct some research online that examined virtual reality therapy and […]

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Psychological scientists could be their own worst enemies

Stanley Milgram’s famous obedience study has been recently found to have had serious flaws Some political pundits have noted that we now live in a ‘post fact’ society where the brash assertions of politicians are given the same weight as scientifically backed facts.  Kellyanne Conway, advisor to US president Donald Trump famously referred to the […]

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