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Dreaming in the Time of the Virus

Understanding COVID-19 dreams. Many quarantined individuals are having mild to severe symptoms of anxiety during this time of quarantine. This is a perfectly normal and even expected kind of anxiety. One of the most common symptoms of anxiety is insomnia—the...
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The Post Pandemic Pandemic

Can we survive one more? When the extreme contagion is over, when we have a vaccine or an effective treatment, when we can safely emerge from our individual cocoons, there will be another pandemic waiting for us. As with the...
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These Are Not Normal Times

How PTSD develops. In ordinary circumstances, I might be writing about viewing psychological “disorders” or “illnesses” through the eyes of a feminist psychologist. However, these are not ordinary times, although my eyes still focus on issues of gender as they...
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What Feminist Therapy Is Not

No stereotypes welcome. I will try to clarify certain aspects of feminist therapy and address certain misconceptions that many readers may have. The first is that feminist therapy is political rather than personal. The second is that it is only...
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Another Look at Feminist Therapy

Is feminist therapy only for women? Feminist psychotherapy adheres to the carefully researched and well-established fact that gender is a social construct. This means that it is not necessarily related to sex except by cultural customs and decree. The pinks...
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To Be Young and Unhappy

The pressures on young people today. One of the hallmarks of feminist therapy is the insistence that pain not be privatized. First described by the useful and perhaps necessary trope that “the personal is political,” feminist psychology dismisses common boundaries...
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