Beyond the Couch

The human psyche is one of the richest and most fascinating subjects in art and literature. This page provides you with some interesting examples from the world of the psyche. This week I suggest:

Sunday
Apr132014

Collaborative Divorce--A Better Way?

If you're headed for divorce I suggest you explore the pro-child collaborative way.  Click here to read a short Huff Post piece by Stann Givens.

Sunday
Apr132014

How to Raise a Moral Child

Interesting NYT article by Adam Grant about teaching our children to become kind, compassionate and helpful human beings.  Click here to read.

Tuesday
Mar182014

That Was Then, This Is Now: An Introduction to Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy

Ever wondered how to aggregate years of study into a clear, jargon free explaination of psychodynamic therapy. Click here to read Jonathan Shedler's wonderful paper.

Tuesday
Jun252013

Betty Joseph 1917-2013

Betty Joseph:  As I Knew Her by Roberto Oelsner.  To read click here.

 

The Telegraph Obit.  To read click here.

Sunday
Jun162013

Love and the Mortifying Ordeal of Being Known.

To read Tim Kreider's NYT piece click here.

Sunday
Jun162013

What Periwinkle Looked Like

A lovely essay about art, beauty and culture and the loss of a way of life.  Click here to read

Monday
Apr082013

There Are No Gods in Therapy:

Therapy is a meeting of two fallible human beings, as brilliantly demonstrated by Irvin D. Yalom.  Clare Allan in the Guardian.

Click here to read.

Monday
Apr082013

The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

"WHAT WERE YOU THINKING"??  Sarah Jayne Blakemore explains the adolescent brain.  Click here to watch.

Sunday
Sep022012

Music of the Unquiet Mind

John Cage, Zen pholosophy and a truce with a disturbed mind.  To read: 

Thursday
Apr122012

Caine's World

A wonderful story.  We all could use a bit of Caine's story.  An incredibly moving and inspiring piece.e

Cain's Arcade