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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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Sexual Abuse, Mohawk Mom, and the Good Life


Good morning, peeps.  It’s been too long since I posted, so here’s an update on what I’ve been doing: First, an allegation has been made that a therapist is sexually abusing his patients.  I do not know if this is true … Continue reading

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Speaking of Healing


I was inpatient at Benjamin Rush Center, the kinder, gentler private psychiatric hospital where nothing bad every happened to me, however something bad did happen to my friend.  We were hospital friends; I hadn’t known her prior to hospitalization.  She was … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy: Hopefulness for “Schizophrenics”


So at the Empathic Therapy Conference I ask Dick, the therapist from Grand Rapids, if I can sit with him for his protection, and off we go to How Psychiatric Drugs Work and How They Get FDA Approval:  Peter R. … Continue reading

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