The heartrending suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain shocked and upset us. But are we exaggerating the role of individual defects in suicide, while overlooking the powerful impact of sociocultural circumstances?
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Do psychologists know anything about this guy that everyone else can’t see just by paying attention?
American mental health professionals are often quite unfamiliar with aspects the ICD-10, despite its relevance to their work. This blog post shares some basic information to help them.
Excerpt:When a therapist gives power away, what does this mean? Does the client get to decide how long sessions last? Where they are held? What diagnostic code goes to the insurance company? What theoretical orientation the clinician utilizes? What the therapist’s fee is? Some of these items might be up for discussion with clients, but my guess is that many others are typically nonnegotiable. If so, then isn’t at least some therapist power inevitably retained?
New blog post, “What Kind of Expert Is a Psychotherapist?”