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It’s Not Their Fault

It’s Not Their Fault

Here are some reflections on the kind of interesting conversations that psychotherapy makes possible. A few weeks ago, an adult patient of mine in his forties shared with me an email he’d received from his older sister. Their mother had been mentally ill in an...
Transcendent Resistance

Transcendent Resistance

Its 5:00 on a Thursday and I’m doing my clinical notes. Of the eight patients I saw today, five of them spent their therapeutic hour sharing their anxiety about various actions and statements of our new United States president. This is no longer an unusual day for me....
The Origins of NPI

The Origins of NPI

The beginning of NPI was like a miracle. I suppose any conception has the elements of mystery and amazement. NPI certainly did. I think in 1983 when a group got together, it was like a sperm penetrating an egg and suddenly cells grew, doubled and multiplied. Who can...
The History of NPI

The History of NPI

Sometime in 1985 a series of conversations occurred among a small group of psychotherapists in Nashville about how to provide continuing education to psychotherapists.  Jennie Adams had returned from an American Orthopsychiatry Association conference in Washington,...