This conference has been postponed because of the COVID-19 virus. I will be presenting my paper, Sorry Polly, Women's Law Still Touches Me, at the International Psychoanalytic Association's Asia-Pacific Conference in Sydney, Australia, from 30 April, 2020 to 2 May, 2020. The … [Read more...] about Sorry Polly, Women’s Law Still Touches Me.
In the last blog, I focused on Alanis Morrissette’s song, You Oughta Know, from the perspective of how an external crisis effects the progress of a psychotherapy. For this blog, I’m going to consider how the song helps us to understand the narrator’s inner world. For this, I’m … [Read more...] about You Must Know!
In 1995, Alanis Morissette released the album, Jagged Little Pill. The first single released from the album was You Oughta Know. One way to think about a psychotherapy is as an exploration of how a person reacts to disturbing events in their lives. Does their emotional … [Read more...] about When the World Arrives
In my previous blog, Nobody told Me It Would Be Like This, I discussed psychotherapy patients who came from families where they felt safe. In this blog, I’m going to talk about patients who did not feel loved by their parents, and rarely felt safe as children. They might have … [Read more...] about Tough Beginnings
In my previous blog, You’ll Never Walk Alone, I discussed how the therapist must be impacted by the work for the psychotherapy to be effective. Of course, the patient must also be impacted by the therapy. I have seen people in therapy who have been relatively well … [Read more...] about Nobody Told Me It’d Be Like This