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Part 1: The simple, 3 step process by which we willingly abandon bliss.

The simple, 3 step process by which we willingly abandon bliss. Our first impulse, in dealings with others, is to think “they.”  Initially, I was alone. My beliefs guided my actions – my construct of beliefs guided my overall view … Continue reading Part 1: The simple, 3 step process by which we willingly abandon bliss.

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Diagnosing Personality Disorders (Psychopathy), Depression and Anxiety in Youth (Some Discussion of Suicide).

Diagnosing Personality Disorders (Psychopathy), Depression and Anxiety in Youth As a psychotherapist and a crisis counsellor, it seems that there’s a constant, unceasing background argument that mental health disorders (particularly autistic and conduct disorders) is on the rise. Evidence that … Continue reading Diagnosing Personality Disorders (Psychopathy), Depression and Anxiety in Youth (Some Discussion of Suicide).

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Working with young people in Therapy … or “playing the game”. (Sometime’s Poker, Sometime’s Chess).

If the ultimate (and initial) goal, in therapy, is to initiate a discussion with the client that enables them to better understand and empower themselves … how to accomplish said goal with a young person with “nothing” to say? Psychotherapist’s … Continue reading Working with young people in Therapy … or “playing the game”. (Sometime’s Poker, Sometime’s Chess).

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The “Which Philosopher are You” Personality Test – (Written by M. Todd, Clinical Psychotherapist)

The “Which Philosopher are You?” Test – Written by Michael Todd (circa 2008) Preface: This is the second of the several personality tests I’ve written. The concept behind it was to choose several of the most prominent philosophers of all time, then, to “tag” them with words and labels that best identified their core beliefs about reality, the universe … and everything. The way I operationalized this was to use actual quotes from them… every question in this test is an actual quote from one of the greatest minds earth has ever known. Having said that, funny anecdote: After I … Continue reading The “Which Philosopher are You” Personality Test – (Written by M. Todd, Clinical Psychotherapist)