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Screens or People?

Is multi-tasking even possible? There is no doubt that the stress of modern society is almost overwhelming. All the tools that have been developed to make our lives easier have proven to do just the opposite. As we can get…
Ellyn Kaschak
March 10, 2017
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Recognizing and Treating STDs

Seeing mental illness differently If you look carefully, very carefully, at the enormous expansion of the mental health professions and the pharmaceutical industries "treating" chemically problems with thoughts and feelings, you will soon see that they are both treating problems…
Ellyn Kaschak
February 5, 2017
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Mental Illness or Mental Injury?

Whey do we call certain aberrant behavior, thoughts or feelings an illness? Almost every day, we see in the media a plea to take "mental illness" more seriously. While this is a noble and worthwhile endeavor, it has had little…
Ellyn Kaschak
January 9, 2017
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What if Women Controlled Our Own Bodies?

The lives of women What If girls and women all over this planet were safe? And possibly even respected? I mean this in the simplest concrete sense-nothing fancy. If families everywhere were as happy to have a new baby who…
Ellyn Kaschak
November 1, 2016
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Why Does Violence Persist?

Are we designed evolve or not? There is so much more that we do not see than we see. I mean the sighted and not the blind. I mean that the sighted can be the blindest of all. The very…
Ellyn Kaschak
October 21, 2016
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Failing at Psychotherapy a Second Time

How I learned behavior therapy As part of the first generation of women invited into doctoral programs, we had the advantage of seeing with “beginner’s eyes," as the Buddhists say, what was passing for psychotherapy at the time. We did…
Ellyn Kaschak
September 10, 2016
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Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Can this therapist be saved? Many years ago, before we had invented feminist psychology and psychotherapy, I enrolled in a large Midwestern University’s Psychology Department to begin my study of Clinical Psychology. I already had a Masters degree, which, in…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 22, 2016
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Why Is Our Thinking So Black and White?

The importance of the human thought process Since the introduction of the second wave of feminist psychology, almost 50 years ago now, a central issue has been the deconstruction and dissolution of many of our systems of binary thought and…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 2, 2016
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Another Look at Psychiatric Diagnosis

The big book Psychiatric Diagnosis as a Cultural Phenomenon Today I want to clarify for those who are not familiar with the underlying substrate shakily holding up the institution of diagnosis. The large American bible of diagnosis is known as…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 14, 2016