It Gets Better

The outpouring of support after the spate LGBT suicides has been amazing. The latest and most moving part is a song by young Broadway performers "It Gets Better". My homeboy, Dan Savage started the project with videos of gay and lesbian adults talking about how they survived harassment and worse and how life got better

By |2010-10-25T09:02:48-07:00October 25th, 2010|Comments Off on It Gets Better

Ethics and Technology Workshop

I attended Lisa Erickson's Professional Ethics & Technology workshop today, sponsored by Cascadia Training. Here's what I came away with: SKYPE Skype, the computer phone and video-phone service, is encrypted and hard to break into. If Skype's employees wanted to listen in, they could. But why would they? The picture can freeze, fragment, or lag.

By |2010-04-30T22:03:32-07:00April 30th, 2010|Comments Off on Ethics and Technology Workshop


Check out this great therapy resource. It has forms, great links, directories, and information about client populations. If you do therapy, you'll find something useful on it. I met Ken Eisenberger a few weeks ago at a workshop and he turned me onto his helpful, free website. Check it out at

By |2008-10-31T21:50:49-07:00October 31st, 2008|Comments Off on KENSPORTAL.COM

EMDR and Depression poster

I applied to the EMDR International Conference to lead a 3-hour workshop on Treating Depression with EMDR. I wrote four chapters about it in the new book, EMDR Solutions II, for Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance, & More. Instead of a workshop, I was invited to do a poster. I know how to write. I know

By |2008-09-10T08:17:55-07:00September 10th, 2008|2 Comments

“Virtual Reality” in tx of PTSD

Check out these links for looking at "Virtual Reality" videos for treatment of war-caused PTSD in soldiers. Virtual Reality? It sounds like old fashioned exposure therapy that teaches dissociation, not healed presence.  There are non-EMDR treatments that work for trauma and don't promote dissociation. All of them, that I know about, share EMDR's

By |2007-02-26T21:19:46-08:00February 26th, 2007|Comments Off on “Virtual Reality” in tx of PTSD

Visual Aids

Here are the visual aids that I use with my clients and consultees. Each of them is hand-printed in magic marker on a 2 by 3 foot piece of drawing paper. I often pull one out for a client, propped up behind me and say nothing about it. Sometimes, I will pick up a page

By |2007-01-07T15:49:58-08:00January 7th, 2007|4 Comments
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