5 April 2023
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20 December 2022
Recorded 12/15/2020 – Sean Hansen, speaks with Kristin Osborn, LMHC, LPCC. Kristin is an internationally recognized psychotherapist, author, researcher, and Associate in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is also an appointed Clinical Instructor in the Department of Biobehavioral Sciences at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine.
8 March 2021
In the last post, Hillestad criticizes those who claim reinforcement as the only explanation, ie as a one-factor explanation. I agree with this critique, but in the same epistemological ditch we find many of the school fathers of psychology; the clinging to The one principle by which all other (s) principles can be reduced or dissolved. To put it bluntly – Skinner reduced Piaget’s development to reinforcement, just as Piaget reduced reinforcement to development, and Freud reduced free will to deterministic drive, as May dissolved psychological causality in the great freedom.
1 September 2020
Psychotherapy is a notoriously hard discipline to practice and perfect due to a lack of ‘standardized patients’. Robert Johansson, Associate Professor of Psychology at Stockholm University is convinced Furhat is the perfect solution to this problem. With the unparalleled expressivity and conversational capabilities of the Furhat platform, Robert plans to build several virtual standardized patients that can be used to train therapists.
29 August 2020
Chris talks to Dr Jonanthan Egan about fearing our emotions, the Therapy model Affect phobia and how we can return to the world of living from defensive holding and avoidance of feeling. He brings a wealth of invaluable experience to the conversation and looks at the challenges of burnout for therapists and how we can move beyond this. A fascinating and insightful conversation.
23 April 2020
By Kristin Osborn As a student of self-care, I’ve identified what works for me and I’ve integrated it into my daily schedule. After weeks of isolation due to the pandemic, here are four activities that have helped : Taking walks Developing a daily schedule with set breaks Allowing time to experience my emotions Connecting with others.
23 April 2020
By: Kristin A. R. Osborn & Dr. Maneet Bhatia, Ph.D. (Harvard Medical School) — Contributing Editors to The THX Co. Journal Are people inherently self-interested or altruistic? The answer based on scientific research is, we are both. Humans want to grow, excel, succeed and survive. This means in many cases, we need to be competitive, and
9 April 2020
As a student of self-care, I’ve learned the importance of identifying what works and integrating it into my daily schedule. After three weeks of isolation, I’ve discovered that experiencing my emotions, following a schedule with set breaks, walking and connecting with others is what works-for now. I learned from Una McClusky, author of Transference and
31 March 2020
On Saturday, March 21st and Sunday, March 22nd with only 5 days of preparation, I hosted a 2 day virtual event: Introduction to Affect Phobia Therapy: Our Patients, Our Own and Our Work with Clients organized with the help of Dr. Alexander BeeBee and Dr. Bruce Spring of the West Coast ISTDP Consortium (WIC).