Phone call etiquette and existential freedom Ever end a call by saying “I’m gonna have to let you go?” Let’s examine why this is a small example of existential bad faith.
New Psychology Today blog post on the potential power of empathy in today’s contentious world.
The new ICD-11 was released a few weeks ago. Here’s a blog post of mine that examines some of the noteworthy changes (for better or worse) in ICD-11’s mental disorders section.
Psychology Today post: “Suicide as Sickness?” 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?
Latest blog post: Drugs That Boost Mood: Do You Even Have a Mood Disorder? By Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D. on March 09, 2018 in Making Meaning Why do mental health professionals disagree so strongly over the issue of antidepressant effectiveness? What is their disagreement about?
New blog post. Do psychologists know anything about this guy that everyone else can’t see just by paying attention?
New blog post on the ICD-10. 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.
New post on my blog, “Making Meaning: Constructing Understandings in a Confusing World.” 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?… Continue reading
New blog post, “What Kind of Expert Is a Psychotherapist?”
New blog post on my presentation at the 22nd International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology. Video also available on YouTube: