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Light the Funeral Pyre for Mourning: Hijacking Bowlbian Attachment Theory

As promised in my February 3rd, 2016, blog post, I just finished reading In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Encounters with Addiction (2008) by Canadian MD Gabor Maté. I read Hungry Ghosts because on the surface it appeared to track the information presented in the 2014 edited volume entitled Addictions from an Attachment Perspective—Do Broken […]

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“Addictions from an Attachment Perspective”—A Review (part I)

Each year starting in 1993 The Bowlby Centre in London has put on The John Bowlby Memorial Conference. For the twentieth anniversary in 2013, the theme of the conference was addiction looked at from an attachment perspective. In 2014 the proceedings of the 2013 conference were published under the title Addictions from an Attachment Perspective—Do […]

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Continuums on a Continuum

In part I of my last blog series (which started on March 25th, 2014) I took an in depth look at Henry Giroux’s 2013 book entitled America’s Education Deficit and the War On Youth. I used cognitive scientist turned political commentator George Lakoff’s work in the area of cultural cognitive models (i.e., the liberal Nurturant […]

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UPDATE: The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder –

The Selling of Attention Deficit Disorder – The Number of Diagnoses Soared Amid a 20-Year Drug Marketing Campaign By ALAN SCHWARZ – DECEMBER 14, 2013 Hello all. Just a quick update to my December 11th, 2013, blog post on how we should add desirable care to our focus on affordable care. In my earlier […]

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Psychology and Philanthropy’s Attack on Darwin and Evolution Theory (part I of II)

On many days I wear three different hats: geologist, psychotherapist (in the field of counseling psychology), and philanthropist. I try to bring this wide-angle view to the work I do as a philanthropist making and monitoring grants primarily in the areas of mental health and human services. In this two-part blog series I’d like to […]

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