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Engendering Psychology and Psychotherapy

A Feminist Perspective The current practice of psychotherapy can seem like a confusing psychological marketplace because it is in a process of profound change, paradigmatic change, change in our understanding of what change is. Neuroscience has made an important contribution…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 29, 2015
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Believing Is Seeing

The Blindness of the Sighted There is a mysterious alchemy involved in what we call normal sight, the well-functioning eye/brain duet. Every human eye has a blind spot near the center of the visual field. This is not about peripheral…
Ellyn Kaschak
August 16, 2015
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Fundamentalist Masculinity

The Old-Fashioned American Tough Guy As I wrote originally many years ago, traditional masculinity is built on the shaky foundation of having to be ready at every moment to be proven. To be brief and succinct, the proof goes like…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 27, 2015
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Culturally Induced Blindness

Those Who See Are Also Blind A boy was seriously hurt in a car crash and his father, who was driving, was killed instantly. The boy was rushed to the hospital to undergo surgery. As the surgery team assembled, the…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 19, 2015
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There Are Monkeys Everywhere

You Just Have to See Them I divide my time between Northern California and Costa Rica, the two San Josés that have come to define so much of my life. When I first visited the jungles of Costa Rica decades…
Ellyn Kaschak
July 11, 2015
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The Mattering Map

How and when does gender matter? I want to introduce you today to a way to deepen your understanding of your own and others’ gender experience in all its uniqueness, complexity and variability. I want to offer you a way…
Ellyn Kaschak
June 14, 2015