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Understanding Gender or Sex Transitioning

In this article, I try to disentangle the complex perspectives on transitioning Psychological issues, just as do paintings, look very different in different frames. Therapists, in fact, do consider reframing to be a basic cognitive tool. It is another way…
Ellyn Kaschak
December 24, 2020
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The Fragility of Mask-u-linity

How Attribution Works In the late 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, pink was promoted and advertised as strong and masculine color. The use of typewriters in the office of the same era was considered to…
Ellyn Kaschak
October 18, 2020
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Advice for Michelle Obama

Why Are You Experiencing Low Grade Depression? Michelle Obama has declared publicly that she is experiencing a low-grade depression. Many have been inspired by her willingness to speak so openly about mental health and illness. Others became frightened about her…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 13, 2020
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
May 20, 2020
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
April 3, 2020
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
February 20, 2020
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Change the Culture or Change Your Own Body?

Explaining the difference between gender transitioning and gender fluidity. Human sex differences are binary, as is human reproduction. Sex differences are based in biology and genetics and, at this point in scientific development, are immutable as they are present in…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 6, 2020
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
December 18, 2019
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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…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 27, 2019