A most busy psychological man in San Diego

Nader Amir, Ph.D. does it all: panic disorder; missing clinical data; psychopathology; suppression of the emotional Stroop effect; increased anxiety; social phobia; methods of thought control; nosology; memory bias, confidence biases; inflated perception; obsessions, compulsions; inhibition of threat; false memory; spider-fearful individuals — and that’s just in the old days, in the 20th century. In […]

Goodby, naked therapist, farewell

The Los Angeles Times on January 8, 1998, bid farewell to psychotherapy’s most visible practitioner: E. Paul Bindrim; Father of Nude Psychotherapy E. Paul Bindrim, the controversial self-styled father of nude psychotherapy who won a landmark libel suit over a novel he claimed deprecated his techniques, has died. He was 77.  Bindrim died Dec. 17 […]

Esoterica: A Loyal Look at Allegiance

This week’s Esoteric Psychotherapy Paper of the Week is: “Allegiance effects in psychotherapy research: A constructivist approach,” Luis Botella and Diana Beriain, European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, Volume 12, Issue 1 March 2010 , pages 55-64, The authors, at Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain, explain: “This paper examines the concept of allegiance effects in […]

Double-Edged Therapeutic Value of Karaoke

“Karaoke Therapy in the Rehabilitation of Mental Patients,” C.M. Leung, G. Lee, B. Cheung, E. Kwong, Y.K. Wing, C.S. Kan, and J. Lau, Singapore Medical Journal, vol. 39, no. 4, April 1998, pp. 166–8. The authors, at Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, conclude that [AIR 16:1]: “Karaoke therapy may be more […]