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Stories We Live By

The Stories We Live By


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Retelling our own life stories that are creative and hopeful rather living as victims and in despair.

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A critical discussion about Mary Trump's psychological insights about how her family's dynamics shaped the personalities of its members. Dr. Trump is a clincal psychologist and provides a well written, easy to read, and in my opinion an... more

I will present an arguement that America's current attempts to deal with "racism" and police brutality are best understood as common elements of authoritarian political structures. Authoritarianism is the dominant type of politics both in our... more

My Co-host is Sue Parry, retired Occupational Therapist and Mother of three grown sons who were all diagnosed "at-risk" for ADHD, Conduct Disorder and various learning disabilities when they were of school age. Her personal... more

I am a familiar with a young person about to start graduate studies in School Psychology which means that this individual will be emersed in much of the same theories and ideas as Clinical Psychology. I hope this individual (and all others... more

A further discussion on how confusing moral labels with medical diagnoses damages both individuals and the democracy we strive to live in. Morally judging unhappiness, confusion, a host of normal human emotions and a wide number... more

This will be the first in a series of podcasts that have two goals. The first is to try and convince the public to reject any and all attempts by professionals working in the mental health industry (psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers... more

There is no real thing called intelligence that can actually be measured although people do differ in the skills that they excercise in varying situations. After years of struggling to define just what intellience might be many psychologists gave up... more

I will continue to develop ideas preresented yesterday but left unfinished when Bob Eben called in a told his life affirming story. I will discuss, love, joy, creativity as well as education, the arts and good citizenship.

It is often assumed that health, whether mental or physical, means the absence of illness. While I will not try and describe physical or medical health I will try and discuss the thorny topic of mental health. I have argued that mental illnesses... more

I will begin my discussion of schizophrenia with a statement from my book "Psycho'therapy' and the Stories We Live By: "One of the saddest expressions of a ruined identity are the words 'I am a schizophrenic.' To have one's... more