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Defending the Indefensible


I just googled myself, looking for something I’d written, and happened upon a blog written about me by Cathi Carol (http://cathicarolblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/anne-c-woodlen/). I can’t find any place on her blog where I can comment, which is the first problem.  On my … Continue reading

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Cathi Carol: Not a Psychologist (Part II)


Consider a teacher:  a teacher goes to college to learn how people learn, and how to teach them to learn.  There are theories of learning that explain how children absorb knowledge.  There are various skills to be learned about how … Continue reading

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Cathi Carol: Not a Psychologist (Part I)


Comment received from Cathi Carol regarding “Friend, or What?” “I hope this helps: “Take it from a psychologist: When your famous friend/therapist said ‘You can’t afford me’ and then called you when he could, that meant he was giving you free … Continue reading

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Friend, or What?


The phone would ring and I’d hear that deep bass voice say, “He-e-e-llo, Annie,” and I would settle in for a good chat.  We would talk about everything under and over the sun.  We would share stories of our history … Continue reading

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Friend or Colleague, Therapist or Lover?


Within an hour of meeting me, he was holding my hand.  What kind of man does that?  We met at a conference; later he would call me a colleague.  What kind of man takes the hand of a colleague he’s … Continue reading

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How to Complain: An Introduction


Last night I had a phone call from a fellow who had just discovered my blog.  He was frustrated and overflowing with stories of the abuse he’s suffered at the hands of the psychiatric system.  He also was off on … Continue reading

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