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William Madsen, Ph.D.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in About | 0 comments

William Madsen, Ph.D. is the Training Coordinator at Family Institute of Cambridge and maintains a private practice. He has developed innovative mental health clinics and home-based programs, and provides agency training and organizational consultation. He has written and presented extensively about the development of strength-based, collaborative partnerships between families and helpers. His book, Collaborative Therapy with Multi-Stressed Families was released this fall by Guilford...

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Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in About | 0 comments

Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. is a psychologist practicing in Encinitas, CA. In addition to his private practice, he travels around the world presenting his work in self-relations psychotherapy to both professional and general audiences. His books include The courage to love, Therapeutic trances, Brief therapy (with J. Zeig, Therapeutic conversations (with R. Price), and The legacy of Erickson. His website address is...

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Jill Freedman

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in About | 0 comments

As a staff writer for planet-therapy.com Jill Freedman combines her long-standing interests in therapy and writing. She is dedicated to making the most exciting and promising developments in the world of therapy easily accessible. Freedman has more than 20 years of experience as a therapist working with families, couples, and individuals. She is co-director of Evanston Family Therapy Center, a nonprofit program offering postgraduate training to therapists in the Chicago area and a faculty member of the Chicago Center for Family Health, an...

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Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin, Ph.D

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Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin is the coordinator of the Narrative Therapy Internship and the director of Windows of Opportunities, the Girl’s & Women’s program at Bay Area Family Therapy Training Associates in Cupertino, California. She provides services as a clinical psychologist to individuals, families, youth, and schools in the Silicon Valley and publishes the Harmony Grove Eating Disorder Treatment journal. Marie-Nathalie also teaches cross-cultural psychology, group dynamics, and family therapy at John F. Kennedy University as...

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William Lax, Ph.D., ABPP

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One of the co-founders of ¬†planet-therapy.com,¬†William Lax is the Chief Operations Officer and Director of Continuing Education. Dr. Lax was the Project Manager for the development of the site and holds a Masters degree in Internet Strategy Management from the Graduate Center, Marlboro College, Brattleboro, Vermont. He was a co-recipient of the President’s Award for Outstanding Capstone Project, 2001. Dr. Lax was a Faculty member at Antioch New England Graduate School, Department of Clinical Psychology from 1982-2000, where he taught...

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About Planet Therapy

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in About | 1 comment

planet-therapy.com exposes, explains, redefines and offers longterm solutions in the fight against the the disciplines and rituals supporting the problems of anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. Design & Editorial Team Continuing Education Advisory Advisory Board Research Team Contributing educators Writers Our planet-therapy.com Vision is : Education Vision To consolidate the world of online professional mental health continuing education training through the sites accredited American Psychological Association (APA) CE...

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Become a member of Planet-Therapy

Posted by on Apr 1, 2012 in Eating Disorder - Members | 0 comments

Become a member of Planet-Therapy and get unlimited access to our extensive collection of disordered-eating-related workshops. Click here to view our workshops The benefits of becoming a member Become a member of Planet-Therapy and get unlimited access to our extensive collection of eating-disorder-related workshops. New content is being added all the time, and as a member you have unlimited access to all new workshops for the following year! Listen to the voices of women and men who have claimed their lives back from the terror of disordered...

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Teenagers and Depression

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Family & Friends | 0 comments

Everyone’s on your case. You fret about dating and school. You’re weirded out about changes in your body. You write really sad poems or ask yourself deep questions about the meaning of life. You’ve got the blues. For many teens, life can be described as an ongoing case of the doldrums. It’s a time for trying out new things, and it’s expected that there are going to be ups and downs. It may be perfectly normal to feel sadness, like when your friend suddenly puts you in the deep freeze, your current sweetheart moves...

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Perfect Parenting – Living with the Problem

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Family & Friends | 0 comments

Almost all people arriving at parenthood for the first time report feeling some degree of uneasiness including loss of patience, lack of self-confidence, and diminished expectations. Such feelings may lead us to fear that our shortfalls might be affecting our child. The problems of first time parenting can range from feelings of: desolation so severe that it is called postpartum depression. inadequacy when faced with the responsibility for another’s well being. disconnection, lack of an immediate bonding with one’s newborn. Most...

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Parenting – Possibilities for Change

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in Family & Friends | 0 comments

Many of the problems facing new parents arise from the media’s idealized images of who we should be and how we should act. In the majority of these cultural images, parents are perfect. We see heterosexual partners who are both present and divide their parenting tasks without effort. They are constantly involved in activities with their kids. All the children are beautiful, smart, and responsive. The house is always spotless, and dinner is always ready on time. These idealized images are held out as the high water mark of who we should...

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