Why this website:
Several years back, I was involved with DSM-5 field trials for adult outpatients at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania. Of the 60 diagnoses I performed, about 45 patients previously had been diagnosed with depression and were receiving Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), abetted with medication, for a year and more.
I found that the vast majority of these patients were burdened with an underlying generalized anxiety which was not being addressed, contributing to the failure of the CBT protocol. As I delved further, I found unresolved anger at the root of this anxiety.
Soon after, I began work on a trans-diagnostic protocol, that would largely bypass DSM categories, and get to the underlying unresolved anger, which usually was suppressed among those I had diagnosed. In an attempt to reach mental health professionals less wedded to DSM categories and to reach out to those under-served in the community, I submitted an article, PsychResilience: Inborn and Learned, to Social Work Today, which was accepted as a Web Exclusive. Following this, I have been co-publishing a monthly blog to Psychology Today. I also wrote an article, A Peer Approach to Community Mental Heath, published in Better Mental Health Magazine.
Almost everyone I have worked with—college students, the inner-city poorly educated, blue collar workers, and young professionals—have successfully stopped blaming others and started taking charge of their lives in just two or three sessions.
My background is in clinical psychology and neuropsychological research. I hold a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania.
I can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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