Orienting to Parallel Process

It’s called parallel process, when the same thing occurs at two different levels.  It’s most notable in treating borderline personality pathology when the treatment team develops and expresses the splitting pathology of the borderline patient. The treatment team...

Vitae Review: Dorcy Pruter

It’s time I examined the professional vitae of Dorcy Pruter. Ms. Pruter is in a different category, she is not a psychologist, she is not licensed as a psychologist, she does not have a doctoral degree in psychology. I have previously reviewed the vitae of Dr....

Vitae Review: Dr. Sullivan

I am a clinical psychologist.  I have a client for whom I conducted a set of diagnostic clinical interviews and I arrived at a diagnosis for the family situation.  A custody evaluation was involved in this matter as well, and the custody evaluator referred my client...

Kohut: Self Psychology

I have opened five grand-high Kahunas of professional psychology,  John Bowlby: attachment  Savador Minuchin: family systems therapy  Aaron Beck: CBT & personality disorders  Bessel van der Kolk: complex trauma  Edward Tronick: child development I am now going to...

Dr. Childress Vitae

I will be examining the vitaes of the professionals surrounding court-involved family conflict and attachment pathology.  I will begin with my own. I am entering a period of court testimony.  It is the obligation of the court to evaluate my credibility.  In some...