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OCD, Chopin, and Hypnosis

By Ron Soderquist, MFT Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 11 seconds. Anxious parents called, each in turn, about their 17 year-old daughter Bev, who for the past six months had obsessively washed her hands three to four hours a day. Both parents reported they had “tried everything.” including counseling and drugs. They were so desperate they Read More

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Fitting In

By, Dave Norton, LPC Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 56 seconds. A private girl’s school nearby my office referred a sophomore named Lana to my practice because of missed classes and academic problems. Normally when a girl this age comes to a professional for the first time, she pays attention to her appearance. But Lana’s hair Read More

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Playing With Fire: Crisis Intervention With A Suicidal Adolescent

By John M. Dyckman, Ph.D. Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 54 seconds. Perhaps the most useful of Erickson’s remarkable techniques is the concept of utilization. Utilization harnesses the language and experience of the client. It allows clients to use their own knowledge, strengths and skills to explore useful solutions to their own problems. As such it Read More

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Ahead of Myself

By Steve Andreas, MA Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 51 seconds. Cathy was a 55–year-old single client of a colleague. Her initial complaint was that, although she was very competent in her work, she repeatedly raged at her boss and at co- workers. It soon emerged that she had a history of sexual abuse from her Read More

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