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Ellyn Kaschak

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These are not normal times

We must always continue to hope It is the time of the year to take stock, to look back at the previous year and forward to the year to come, ideally with hope and optimism. Sadly today I can only…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 10, 2022
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Chronic traumatic terror disorder

Stress is a small word for the contemporary terror In the Age of Terrorism, there certainly is an abundance of terror. I feel it everywhere-around me, in front of me and, yes, right inside of me. Call it anxiety or…
Ellyn Kaschak
December 10, 2021
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Societal Chaos Creates Psychological Problems

A Personal Perspective: How does psychology deal with cultural problems? Yesterday there was a serious societal crisis. Today there is another one. And tomorrow? Are they connected or separate? Climate change. Covid virus. Civil rights. Women’s rights. Domestic violence. Street…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 25, 2021
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Questioning transgender ideology

We must demand better theory, better research and much more careful practice. Last month I began, in the pages of this magazine, to share my deep concerns about the rapid ingress of the transgender movement into so many of our professional and…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 10, 2021
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Gender transition

An article I didn't want to write I honestly do not want to be writing this article. As a clinical psychologist and pioneer in gender research and treatment, I would prefer to be discussing the current proliferation and social phenomenon…
Ellyn Kaschak
September 10, 2021
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The mattering map

A 21st century concept to represent and contain the fullness of human experience Your impression of how your own mind works needs to be updated. Stay with me to learn about this 21st century revision. I have developed this new perspective…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 10, 2021
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There is no identity or self

There is only the mattering map All over the planet, identity politics are pitting us against each other in ever increasingly proprietary action. I want to propose here that a “turning in” to one’s own identity group is an important…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 10, 2021
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The king is dead. Long live the people!

How to hide a democracy that is not one The notion of political parties in the non-United States existing along a neat and orderly linear continuum from left to right (or right to left depending on your predilection I suppose)…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 10, 2021
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The future has arrived

It is definitely nothing that has come before All of us alive on the planet today are part of the most significant transition in centuries, whether we know it or not, whether it has touched us lightly or heavily and…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 10, 2021