In: Therapy

Online Group Therapy – Bipolar 101 – Gina
September 15, 2017

Gateway’s Bipolar 101 – Online Group Therapy Last week we started the Bipolar 101 Group at Gateway Psychiatric, the second time…

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Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017
July 29, 2017

We are excited to announce a repeat of the very successful Bipolar 101 Group Fall 2017 is being offered at Gateway…

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Fall 2017 UCSF Bipolar Psychoeducation Group
June 30, 2017

The UCSF bipolar psychoeducational group starts on August 7, 2017. It runs for 8 weekly sessions, Mondays 12pm to 130pm. Most commercial insurance accepted….

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Treatment Controversies
May 30, 2017

Treatment controversies abound in psychiatry. An earlier post about a conversation I had with a patient’s therapist in which it seemed that…

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Better Sleep with SHUTi – Gina
May 27, 2017

Using Shuti to Get Better Sleep Better sleep is a priority for many of the people I see. Recently I’ve started…

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Depression Is Often Untreated
May 12, 2017

Depression is often untreated, according to the results from the federal government’s National Health and Nutrition Examination study. The vast majority…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 3: Present Moment Awareness
March 12, 2017

I hope you have a few minutes to engage in a few exercises with me…. First, I’d like you to take…

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Psychopharmacologist
February 9, 2017

I am not a psychopharmacologist. A patient who I have been seeing for almost a year and who has been depressed…

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Bay Area Groups for Bipolar
August 21, 2016

Readers of this blog who live in the Bay Area may be interested in two groups that are starting this fall….

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Mindfulness for Depression -Research Update
July 2, 2016

Mindfulness has received a lot of attention recently as an approach to improving mental health in a number of conditions. But…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 2: Defusion
June 13, 2016

Defusion is one of the six core processes that make up Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These core processes, which also…

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Part 1: Acceptance and Willingness
April 13, 2016

I recently attended the Anxiety and Depression Association of America conference in Philadelphia, where I offered a two-hour workshop on Acceptance…

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Parity is What We Want
September 22, 2015

An overwhelming majority of Americans want parity. A large study found that almost 90% of Americans reported that mental health and non-mental…

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Distress Tolerance
August 7, 2015

In A wonderful young woman we have been seeing for a few months asked for some recommendations for skills to help her…

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DBT for Bipolar Group
August 2, 2015

We are very happy to pass this information on about a great group for people with bipolar being offered in the…

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UCSF Bipolar Group
August 1, 2015

The UCSF bipolar psychoeducational group starts on September 14, 2015. This group is lead by bay area bipolar expert Descartes Li,…

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Prefrontal Cortex and Limbic System
June 30, 2015

A very bright young man who has a great potential as the therapist but who is wrestled with chronic depression for years…

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Chronic Insomnia Treatments
June 14, 2015

A recent study confirms that cognitive behavioral therapy is effective for chronic insomnia and is often more effective than medications. “What…

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Mentalize
April 9, 2015

Sometimes a word just seems to show up everywhere.  This past week the word “mentalize” has come up in conversation a…

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Attentional Bias Modification Prevents Depression
March 23, 2015

A middle-aged nurse wrestling with depression said she want to do “everything” that she possibly could to improve her mood. She…

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