"The core conflict must be experienced again and again, but with a different outcome."

-- Dr. Patricia Coughlin (2014), paraphrasing Alexander and French (1946) on the emotionally corrective experience


Literature and Media

Articles written by myself

‘Crystallizing’ in Skorman’s Adaptation of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

From Surviving to Thriving: Overcoming Self-rejection

The Dark Underbelly of Psycho-Spiritual Change Models: Dangers and Pitfalls on the Path of Personal Growth and Transformation

Psychodynamic psychotherapy and active substance use

Parenting Essentials


Review of Attachment Trauma Literature, a Clinical Vignette on Treatment


How to Avoid the Trap of Arguing by Establishing Bold Intimacy


Parenting Difficutlies and a Way Forward


Common Relationship Problems and Solutions


The Importance of Anger and the Travesty of "Anger Management"

Resistance, the Crippled Self, ISTDP and a Path to Freedom


Dating Ethically: Addressing Common Frustrations Honestly and Openly

How Developing Therapists Can Overcome Common Areas of Concern

Articles authored by others:

Dr. Stephen Buller

Understanding Davanloo’s intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy: A guide forclinicians


Dr. Jonathan Shedler


Where is the Evidence for "evidence-based" Therapy?


The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Marvin Skorman


Anger: It's Not what you Think


Dr. Allan Abbas


Bringing Character Changes with Davanloo’s Intensive Short-term DynamicPsychotherapy.


Dr. Patricia Coughlin


ISTDP – An Introduction


The Role of Therapist Activity in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Jon Fredrickson, MSW


Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy: An Introduction


Children and Parenting Issues


What is my child's behavior telling me?


Dr. Harvey Karp


Interview with Dr. Harvey Karp -- on his work with children


Saul McLeod


Attachment Theory


Kevin O'Connor


Addressing Diversity Issues in Play Therapy


Gerald Monk and John Winslade


Narrative Mediation: A New Approach to Conflict Resolution

Amy Morin

A 19-Year Study Reveals Kindergarten Students With These 2 Skills Are Twice as Likely to Obtain a College Degree (And They Have Nothing to Do With Reading)