Psychiatrists & Psychotherapy

  The topic: Psychiatrists and psychotherapy elicited strong emotions among psychiatrists, and others and I wonder whether this is for the right reasons. Dr. Ari Zaretsky in today’s Globe and Mail imho hit the nail on the head. …in the end it is about the client’s needs. These are my sentiments: We are getting there […]

Scienceploitation and BioMania

At the end of a WordPress Blogpost written by a mental health professional, I spotted an advertisement. We know the type, the ones with the catchy titles: “Big Pharma is not going to like this!” The ad showed a picture of a male “physician in a white coat”, with of course, 30 + years’ experience […]

FRUSTRATIONS of a Counselling Therapist

This post is written to clear up some confusion. One of them is on who is trained to do therapeutic work. Another frequently asked question is what the difference is between therapy and counselling. A third confusion is the relationship between mental and physical health. A fourth one is in regards to depression and anxiety […]

What Inspires me…

What inspires me… Happy New year! The right question might not be what, but who inspires me. Yesterday I read an article in the Globe and Mail about an academic in Alberta Canada who is bothered about the use of pseudoscience and misinformation to promote and sell health and wellness products and trends. Professor Caulfield […]

BIRTHDAYS…BAH! HUMBUG

Let’s make that dreaded birthday count… If you are a person who dreads the unavoidable yearly event of yet another birthday, you are not alone. There are ample narratives of the “fundatory” celebrations at offices. Another one often mentioned is the “Secret Valentine”, a tradition which makes some of us profoundly uncomfortable. To add one […]

(TRAUMA) THERAPY WHAT WORKS?

  Therapy: What does work? It is the active ingredients… First, just a recap of my very first blog post: To find out whether therapy works, we can focus on research done in the field. There are mainly three types of research in psychotherapy (counselling): Efficacy Research (clinical trials) are used to determine whether a […]