In: therapy

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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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 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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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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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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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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Bipolar in Order Study
January 4, 2015

Several readers of this blog have been intrigued by Tom Wootton’s “Bipolar in Order” site and the training program that he…

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Through the door 1 – Therapy needed
December 15, 2014

A few years back and I am living in Paris with my Irish wife who works for a large International think-tank based…

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Psychiatrists Don’t Care About “Why”
December 8, 2014

Psychiatrists tend to be surprisingly uninterested in discussions about why people are experiencing mood symptoms or anxiety symptoms or terrible stress….

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Art Therapy – Lyndsey
November 12, 2014

When I was in the hospital, one of the activities they provided for patients was art therapy.  I sat in a…

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I Can’t Stand It! (ACT)
November 9, 2014

This week began with me spending three or four hours writing up a summary of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for…

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Through the door: initial therapy consultation
October 26, 2014

By Dr Suzanne A Black and Stuart Jessiman Having passed through the door of the therapist’s lair there I am now…

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Life Lived as a Bipolar – Stuart Jessiman
September 25, 2014

Introducing myself, my name is Stuart Jessiman. I’m British, I come from London and I am Bipolar. I was diagnosed in…

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Mood Charting Part 1
July 24, 2014

“My medications work for a while and then they just stop working…” “I have tried everything and nothing works…” “I have…

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Starting Bipolar Treatment – Dr Suzanne A . Black and Mr. Stuart Jessiman
July 21, 2014

Through the Door : The Initial Consultation – Part I I arrive at the door of an address of an English…

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How Mood Can Influence Events
July 8, 2014

What I do for a living often involves asking dumb questions. For example, we all know our moods are usually affected…

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