Back to School and Bully’s — “Safe Haven or what?”

BE A FRIEND DON’T BE A BULLY At the end of this past school year I noticed the above electric sign outside of a local elementary school. Now that school is back in session, it seems like the right  time to address the issue of bullying and the impact on our children in the West Los […]

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Babies are Everywhere! The insidious nature of infertility.

You’re out running a routine errand when you see one pregnant woman walking with a toddler in a stroller and a pre-schooler walking alongside. You turn the corner and there’s a pregnant woman sitting at a sidewalk café talking with her friend who is holding her own baby. You meet your friend for lunch who […]

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Undergoing the Situation: Emotional Dwelling Is More Than Empathic Understanding

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 […]

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