In: Therapy

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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CBT for Insomnia Reduces Suicidal Thoughts
February 25, 2015

CBT for insomnia (CBTi) is clearly preferable to taking sleeping medications for most people. Studies show that cognitive behavioral therapy is associated with…

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Through the looking glass 2 – Meeting the Therapist
January 18, 2015

The last blog posted some three hours ago jumped over this one, much as thoughts are given to do in my…

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