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).
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).
This was just a fun little sonnet I wrote using classical rules (a true Italian Sonnet); it’s a response to a nice little love poem written by a blogger I follow. You can find her love poem here: Souldier Girl … … Continue reading Venus delights, then forgets; Charon awaits – the river Acheron flows forever … (amor para las amores)
5 things that keep us from appreciating life, and blunt it’s value. – Michael Todd The chances of being born into a human body are like the chances of a sea turtle in the pacific ocean … wandering. The chances … Continue reading Turtle in the Ocean
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)
Before I offer you the link to my (first) personality test, you must gave upon my interpretation of … my (tied for #1) favorite philosopher; Ludwig Wittgenstein: Thanks to the software over at okquizzie.com, I’ve been able to begin to … Continue reading Take my tri-variable personality test … find out of you’re a: Scientist, Philosopher … or an Artist.
1. Offer the offended party space. For many people, and particularly if the offended party is a loved one, the natural inclination will be to pull in closer … to become even more intimate in an attempt to ameliorate the … Continue reading 5 Ways to control damage after a conflict in a marriage or other relationship.
I’m a psychotherapist – that’s my central vocation. I see everything that way; it’s what comes easiest to me (maybe even easier than chess does). Art allows me a way of sublimating the thoughts, feelings and reactions I have to … Continue reading An introduction to my brand of artwork … work-artwork.
The best and most devoted teacher I had in high school was a wheelchair bound woman named Mrs. Roden – her real name was Michelle. I can’t remember the exact diagnosis anymore, and I don’t know if she ever really … Continue reading It’s “practical to be prejudiced”.
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Let’s look at a game that was played in our very own chess club this week … we’ll begin with this position: Back has put white into check with Qe1+ … So … what’s the… Continue reading March 23 – 2015 … The slightest error loses …