The person with understanding does not know and judge as one who stands apart and unaffected; but rather, as one united by a specific bond with the other, he thinks with the other and undergoes the situation with him. (Gadamer, 1975, p. 288) Traditional notions of therapeutic empathy have been pervaded by the Cartesian doctrine […]
There is no more important bond in one’s life in shaping future relationships than that of a baby’s relationship to his or her mother. But as mothers will often say, “Nobody gave me the manual.” This is why I’d like to introduce you to the work of Dr. Beatrice Beebe. Have you ever attended a […]
How do we first begin to experience love? Perhaps as babies, as early psychoanalysts Fairbairn and Guntrip believed, the only way we could feel loved was by having our needs met. The language of bodily transformation was the language of love. Mommy feeds us, changes our diaper or picks us up and we feel satisfied. This feeling […]
Carrie Tyia Grange Isaacson, a first year candidate at ICP, talks to San Diego Fox News about colicky babies. Grange Isaacson is interested in the impact colic can have on families long after the crying stops. In this interview she underscores the importance of caregiver self care and discusses some new research linking colic […]
Welcome to the ICP Blog We have a talented group of people here at ICP with many types of expertise and a variety of points of view… here are some interesting musings and pieces of advice from them. Some have been posted on various blogs and/or newspapers, and some have just been created for you!