Tag Archives: Relationships

What Comes After Connection?

This then becomes the work of therapy: connecting in the service of developing and internalizing these capacities. Continue reading

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How to Avoid an Abuser: Understanding Grooming

What about adult survivors of childhood abuse who have a pattern of difficult relationships in adulthood? How do they learn to break the cycle? Continue reading

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200 Men Part 2: Male Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

My thoughts on the second part of Oprah’s special about male survivors of sexual abuse. Continue reading

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Assessing Suicide Risk

New objective tests for assessing suicide risk have me thinking about assessment and what comes next for trauma survivors who are suicidal: giving hope to the hopeless, finding meaning in the context of relationship Continue reading

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What about Interdependence?

Interdependence stems from secure attachments in childhood and combines elements of dependence and independence. Continue reading

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