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New Hope for Depression

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   New Hope for Depression by Mandy Oaklander on the Time Magazine website on July 27, 2017

‘It was as if I had peered into hell’: the man who brought the Nazi death squads to justice

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:  ‘It was as if I had peered into hell’: the man who brought the Nazi death squads to justice: Benjamin Ferencz, at 97 the last surviving prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials, has fought for the victims of war crimes all his life. He talks about upholding ‘law not war’, where Theresa May is going wrong – and how to deal with Donald Trump Nadia Khomami on the Guardian website on February 7, 2017.

Benjamin Ferencz: ‘Brexit is a mistake, and in time they will look back at this and think: how could we have been so backward?’ Photograph: Brooks Kraft/Getty Images

Mark Solms talk about his vineyard in South Africa

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read and Listen To:  Give Back the Land on the BBC Radio website.

 Why Talking Is Still The Best Way To Find A Psychotherapist

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Why Talking Is Still The Best Way To Find A Psychotherapist by Todd Essig on the Forbes website on July 29, 2017.

A phone call to friends, family and even experts remains the best way to search for a helpful psychotherapist. Shutterstock

 

Psychologists in C.I.A. Interrogations Can Face Trial, Judge Rules

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Psychologists in C.I.A. Interrogations Can Face Trial, Judge Rules By Sheri Fink in The New York Times on July 28, 2017.

James Mitchell, a psychologist and former contractor for the C.I.A., is one of two defendants in the case.CreditAngel Valentin for The New York Times

The Goldwater rule: why commenting on mental health from a distance is unhelpful

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   The Goldwater rule: why commenting on mental health from a distance is unhelpful: Is it okay to speculatively diagnose public figures like Trump? No, says the Goldwater rule – and recent challenges to it could set worrying precedents by Nick Davis on the Guardian website on July 28, 2017.

Psychologists once claimed that United States Senator and nominee for president, Barry Goldwater, was psychologically unfit to be president. Photograph: William Lovelace/Getty Images

‘Goldwater Rule’ Still In Place Barring Many Psychiatrists From Commenting On Trump

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  ‘Goldwater Rule’ Still In Place Barring Many Psychiatrists From Commenting On Trump on the NPR website on July 25, 2017.

“The Goldwater Rule” was implemented in 1973, preventing psychiatrists from making armchair diagnoses, after Barry Goldwater, the Republican nominee for president, successfully sued a magazine that published an article doubting his sanity.

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CIA Torture Psychologists Compare Themselves to Nazi Poison Gas Manufacturer as Defense

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  CIA Torture Psychologists Compare Themselves to Nazi Poison Gas Manufacturer as Defense By Dror Ladin on the ACLU.org website on July 25, 2017.

James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen

 

Psychiatric Diagnostic Labels: What Do They Mean?

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Psychiatric Diagnostic Labels: What Do They Mean?: There are two very different ways to describe psychological problems by Lance Dodes on the American Psychoanalytic Association’s  Psychoanalysis Unplugged blog on the Psychology Today blogs n the July 26, 2017.l

Walter Briehl vs John Foster Dulles

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  BRIEHL V. DULLES, 248 F2d 561, 583 (1957) 0n the Famguardian website.

Click Here to Read: Dr. Walter Briehl, A Pioneer of Group Therapy Methods by Joan Cook in The New York Times on December 24, 1982.

Click Here to Read:  Kent v. Dulles on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read:  Kent v. Dulles on LawAspect.com website.

Click Here to Read: 357 U.S. 116 – Kent v. Dulles on the Open Jurist Website.

England’s Mental Health Experiment: No-Cost Talk Therapy

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   England’s Mental Health Experiment: No-Cost Talk Therapy By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on July 24, 2017.

At an office for Healthy Minds in High Wycombe, England, psychological well-being practitioners perform hourlong evaluations over the phone to decide what type of therapy is most appropriate for people who call asking for help. CreditAndrew Testa for The New York Times

Psychiatry group tells members they can defy ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Former Sen. Barry Goldwater is pictured speaking, Aug. 1967. (AP Photo)

Click Here to Read: Psychiatry group tells members they can defy ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health By Sharon Begley on the StatNews website on July 25, 2017.

The “Goldwater rule,” named for 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, prohibits psychiatrists from offering opinions about the mental state of public figures.

Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology at the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read: Developmental Neuroscience and Psychopathology at the Yale School of Medicine Child Study Center.

Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: How the First Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies Was Established

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Bearing Witness to the Holocaust: How the First Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies Was Established on the Holocaust Testimonies website.

President Trump’s first six months

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View: President Trump’s first six months: The fact-check tally By Glenn Kessler, Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Meg Kelly in the Washington Post on July 20, 2017.

Six months into President Trump’s term, he has made 836 misleading claims, averaging 4.6 per day. (Video: Meg Kelly/Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post)

NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Click Here to Read: NEA, NEH, and Smithsonian Would Lose Millions in Funding in House Appropriations Committee Bill
The Committee’s Interior and Environment Appropriations bill now goes before the Senate, where a final federal budget for 2018 will be hammered out in the coming months by Benjamin Sutton on the HyperAllergic Website on July 18, 2017.

Signs at the Women’s March on Washington (photo by Jillian Steinhauer/Hyperallergic)

Businessman Bill Browder Details Dealings With Russian Laywer Tied To Trump

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read and Listen To:  Businessman Bill Browder Details Dealings With Russian Laywer Tied To Trump with Bill Browder Interviewed by Kelly McEvers on the NPR Website on July 13, 2017.

Natalia Veselnitskaya

Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Of Politics, Science, and Gender Identity: The views of the Johns Hopkins psychiatrist Paul R. McHugh on LGBTQ identities seem to turn scientific nuance into a partisan fog by Michael Schulson on the UNdark website on July 17, 2017.

The Watergate Comparison

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Watergate Comparison: Why Trump is no Nixon, and why this political scandal is so much worse than that one
By Paul Berman on the Tablet Website on July 17, 2017.

All the Lonely People—Where Do They All Come From?

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   All the Lonely People—Where Do They All Come From? Feeling lonely even when you’re not alone David Ludden Ph.D. on his Talking Apes Blog on the Psychology Today blogs on July 15, 2017.

Click Here to Purchase: Encounters with Loneliness:  Only the Lonely by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucile Spira, and Arthur A. Lynch from IPBooks.net