Further Thoughts on the Transgender Controversy

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Rather than responding to each of the many comments I received on my original post on transgender issues, I’ve decided to write a new, more generally responsive post. Let’s go back to reader Lauren’s comment, the one that many people … Continue reading

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Intolerance and Conformity

I always know when I’ve written something controversial when I receive a number of email un-subscriptions for my blog. I haven’t received one in many months, but this morning, in very short order I received five. As site visitor Lauren … Continue reading

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What Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Gender Identity Disorder Have in Common

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Earlier this week while on an elliptical trainer at the gym, I watched a portion of The Doctors airing on the TV monitor above me, all about a 33-year-old man, Toby Sheldon, who has spent more than $100K for plastic … Continue reading

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On Success and Having Arrived

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During a session on Thursday, one of my clients was talking about his feeling that he had “arrived” in his profession. In his mid-30s, he’s well-established now in a competitive field, earning an excellent income and finding himself respected and … Continue reading

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Constructing the Psychotherapy Narrative

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[THIS POST IS A BIT DIFFERENT FROM MY USUAL STYLE; IT'S ADAPTED FROM SOME IDEAS I'M EXPLORING IN MY NEW BOOK ABOUT NARCISSISM] At the beginning of our first session I ask MacKenzie, a 32-year-old single woman, what prompted her … Continue reading

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