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  • 15 Jul 2019 12:09 AM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Is it laziness? Is it inability? What is the secret behind procrastination?

    We are conscious of the behavior and often feel a sense of shame as a result. So what’s going on? How do we move beyond this ego deflating behavior?




    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/learning/are-you-a-procrastinator.html


  • 15 Jul 2019 12:08 AM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    What happened to those early predictions of work becoming secondary to our leisure activities? Work has become not only an economic endeavor but the centerpiece of one’s identity.  How does that play out with one’s family life, health, and spiritual growth?

    If we look for our sense of self from the workplace, how will we ever leave? Read on.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/02/religion-workism-making-americans-miserable/583441/

  • 15 May 2019 10:52 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Very little research has been done in the relationship between ADHD and sexual dysfunction.  Many of us engaged in couples counseling know what challenges ADHD brings to marriage but have we made the connection with the difficulties that arise in the bedroom?  

    https://www.mdlinx.com/psychiatry/article/1125/ZZ3EFEE76F02B44221866C47A2C8C3F548/?


  • 15 May 2019 10:50 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Listen to this Ted Talk to confront your 'mindedness'.  What makes a liberal or a conservative? What are the foundations of morality and how do they effect our political beliefs? 

    https://www.ted.com/talks/jonathan_haidt_on_the_moral_mind

  • 15 May 2019 10:49 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Ever been tempted to Google that new referral? Gives you a heads up on their looks, professions and social life. The question is, does this interfere with the therapeutic process? Is it a violation? Does it short circuit our building a relationship?  Read on.

    https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/1558/reflections-from-a-millennial-therapist?


  • 02 Apr 2019 10:31 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Awareness of differences in gender identification is growing in today’s workplace.

    However, policies in many arenas haven’t kept up. Hiring practices can be stymied by stereotypes and prejudices.  Read on for a discussion of this issue and how it may effect you and your work opportunities.

    http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/gender-ambiguity-workplace/
  • 02 Apr 2019 10:30 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    It was once thought that once the brain locked synapses around an event, it was forever forged. Research being done at this time is suggesting that new experiences that are paradoxical to the original memory can actually unseat a reaction, creating a new learning. Read on for a case description of this fascinating process.

    https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/936/the-brains-key?

  • 02 Apr 2019 10:28 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Burnout is the thief that steals energy, compassion, innovation and many more of the tools we use in psychotherapy. Falling into martyrdom is unfortunately waiting at the heels of burnout. How can we protect ourselves and maintain a health boundary as we do the work?

    https://www.simplepractice.com/blog/avoiding-martyrdom-trap-psychotherapist/

  • 07 Feb 2019 10:48 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    Our world today is troubled by increasing anxiety and meaninglessness.  The idyllic life of adolescence is no more. Our teenagers are suffering from existential despair. What has happened in our lives that we become despondent at the cusp of our adulthood?

    https://psychcentral.com/blog/existential-despair-a-deeper-cause-of-human-anxiety/


  • 07 Feb 2019 10:47 PM | CSWA Administrator (Administrator)

    A tidal wave of change in gender politics is creating a crisis of self definition of masculinity. How will men re-order their sense of themselves?  Is manhood so polarized that confusion reigns?  Read on for a beginning dialogue focused on this present.

    https://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/blog/details/1555/esther-perel-on-the-paradox-of-masculinity?


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