Month: June 2015

on working with the client…

Background to My Interest in Teaching Children with Autism.

Good insights into the foundation work of psychotherapy by Dr. Reg Reynolds et al

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Background to My Interest in Teaching Children with Autism

Genius? Very refreshing insights my friend..further research is needed. Will study.

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THE ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF CHILDHOOD by Jordan W. Smoller, continued
After years of this kind of frustration, startling new evidence has come to light which suggests that the prognosis in cases of childhood may not be all gloom. A critical review by Fudd (1972) noted that studies of the childhood syndrome tend to lack careful follow-up. Acting on this observation, Moe, Larrie, and Kirly (1974) began a large-scale longitudinal study. These investigators studied two groups. The first group consisted of 34 children currently engaged in a long-term conventional treatment program. The second was a group of 42 children receiving no treatment. All subjects had been diagnosed as children at least 4 years previously, with a mean duration of childhood at 6.4 years.
At the end of one year, the results confirmed the clinical wisdom that childhood is a refractory disorder – virtually all symptoms persisted and the treatment group…

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I Agree Doc with your thoughts and subscribe to the openesss of this path. It sounds like you and yoyr wife are part of a wonderful community. More and more people seem to be melding as you both are. It certainly equates for spiritual and religiously rich experience! Who could ask for anything more? Well some could ?

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Encounter World Religions
You may remember that I am a member of the Community of Christ (formerly known as The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). One of our ministers, J.W. Windland, was founder and (then) Director of Encounter World Religions, which was established to introduce people to religions other than their own – and which has been recognized by the Parliament of World Religions as our church’s “gift to the world.” Encounter World Religions provides classes to various school and colleges and, each summer, organizes a week-long course in which participants get to visit with several religious groups. The summer that I took their course, we visited with and worshipped (?) in Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox churches, Hindu and Buddhist temples, a Sikh gurdwara, a Muslim mosque, a Zoroastrian fire temple, and (outside) with a Wiccan group – most of which I had never encountered…

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“Women’s Lib, Witchcraft, and Sex” or “Let Your Goddess Be Your Guide,” continued
According to von Franz (1964, p. 162), “The Self can be defined as an inner guiding factor that is different from a conscious personality … a regulating centre that brings about a constant extension and maturing of the personality. But this larger, more nearly total aspect of the psyche appears first as merely an inborn possibility. It may emerge very slightly, or it may develop relatively completely during one’s lifetime. How far it develops depends on whether or not the ego is willing to listen to the messages of the Self.” And the narcissistic character (and each of us to the extent that we share narcissistic character traits) is absolutely terrified of discovering the Self, for fear that emotional interaction with the unconscious will result in personality disintegration and death. However, if the narcissistic character can summon…

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Fun and Games for Psychologists, continued
In the hospital the relatives gathered in the waiting room, where their family member lay gravely ill. Finally the doctor came in looking tired and somber. “I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news,” he said as he surveyed the worried family. “The only hope for your loved one at this time is a brain transplant. It’s an experimental procedure, very risky but it is the only hope. Insurance will cover the surgery but you will have to pay for the brain yourselves.” The family members sat silent as they absorbed the news.
After a great length of time, someone asked, “Well, how much does a brain cost?” The doctor quickly responded, “$5000 for a male brain and $200 for a female brain.” The moment turned awkward. Men in the room tried not to smile, avoiding eye contact with the women, but some…

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