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The major theme of this blog is how family systems issues have been denigrated in psychiatry and even psychology in favor of a disease model for everything.  For this reason, you might... Read Full Post
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A while back (11/2/11) I reviewed the book Stats.con by James Penston. That book discussed how the statistics used in randomized clinical trials can be highly deceptive. How Not to be Wrong also... Read Full Post
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In the last few years, the federal government has been pushing doctors to adopt software for recording medical records electronically on computer, and in response several companies climbed all over... Read Full Post
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In my post of December 17, 2013, Older Siblings and Neglectful Parents, I described one interesting pattern of family dysfunction that I have been seeing in my practice. It developed in families in... Read Full Post
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In evaluating the conclusions of the authors from the results of any “empirical” study, two important questions one should ask oneself are: What assumptions are the authors making, and are those... Read Full Post
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A story from the New York Times on  August 27, 2014 caught my eye:“Ex-Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Playing Role in a Disability Fraud Scheme  By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.A former New York... Read Full Post
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"‘Published' and ‘true' are not synonyms" ~ Brian Nosek, psychology professor at the University of Virginia in CharlottesvillePublish or perish. Obtain outside funding for research or lose your... Read Full Post
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My interest as a therapist has always been finding what is called a "metatheory." Psychological theories, particularly those which try to explain why people who seek therapy are often so self-... Read Full Post
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 The following post comes mostly from chapter 2, Don’t Blame Us,  of my last book, How Dysfunctional Families Spur Mental Disorders:The women’s movement in the United States, combined with... Read Full Post
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The popular parenting advice columnist John Rosemond writes about an epidemic of poor parenting practices that has been accompanied by an epidemic of out-of-control children. For instance, he notes... Read Full Post

 
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