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Getting Fired


According to Richard Gottlieb, MSW and Diplomate with a capital D, last year at the Empathic Therapy Conference Dr. Peter Breggin said, “If you haven’t been fired at least once, you’re not doing your job.” Dick and I had been engaged in … Continue reading

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Participant’s POV: Empathic Therapy Conference


Hello Anne, Thanks for your reply, these conversations are so important and I am so happy to have met you and Dick—the dynamic between the two of you makes me smile. I love his style (and I love your fierceness!)—in … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy Conference: Treat with Kindness, not Chemicals


If you attended the Empathic Therapy Conference, please contact me at psychsurvivor@yahoo.com. On Sunday morning at the Empathic Therapy Conference, feeling pretty sick as result of the damage I suffered from psychiatric medications, I pulled on minimal clothing and struggled … Continue reading

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Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference 2012


One of the greatest things in the world is coming home.  I come through the front door, crawl into my jammies, pour a big glass of my usual iced tea and sink into bed.  The hotel where the Empathic Conference … Continue reading

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Dx: Depression Consequent to Fatigue


Dick Gottlieb, the social worker from Grand Rapids who engages people in empathetic therapy, and I, who have a diagnosis of type two bipolar disorder, have been having some conversations, most recently centered on what the heck is wrong with me … Continue reading

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