Centers For Family Change Blog

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As the Centers for Family Change has grown we have been able to add staff with a variety of different areas of clinical expertise. In this blog we will share our clinicians thoughts and views on how we understand and work to help our clients with a wide range of concerns and issues. We will, at times, include posts that offer different ways of understanding and working with various concerns, to reflect the diversity of our staff’s perspectives. While you are welcome to copy these articles and share them with friends or colleagues we would request that you be sure to attribute the materials to Centers for Family Change.

When I was in graduate school one of my professors was a devotee of Albert Ellis, the originator of Rational Emotive Therapy (RET). For those not familiar with this model, it is probably best characterized as a hardcore Cognitive Therapy which asserted that how you think determines how you feel and behave. Ellis was a strong proponent of the idea that our problems are the result of how we think about things, and that the solution is to change our
Much to my chagrin, I cannot find the  exact quotation,but I believe that it was Aldous Huxely, the British writer, who noted near the end of his life that the one piece of advice he could offer, was to “try and be a little kinder.”  We think that this would make an excellent New Years resolution for all of us, particularly if we apply it to ourselves as well as to others.  Be Kinder to Yourself America has been home
The evidence supporting the effectiveness and safety of vaccines is incredibly strong (1). In addition, nearly 60% of the US population (2) is fully vaccinated and there has been no signs that vaccines are harming even a miniscule number of people, should in and off itself, be more than enough evidence to support the validity of vaccines.  Moreover, research clearly shows that vaccinated individuals are significantly lower risk of infection and serious illness than the unvaccinated (3). Clearly, there is
All too often we fall into the trap of believing that we are right, that our opinions and beliefs are “indisputable facts,”  and that those who disagree are at best naive and ill informed, and at worst fools, apostates, and threats. The first step towards increasing the chances of maintaining family harmony and preventing device conflict is to acknowledge the all too human propensity to believe that our opinions/beliefs are the only correct ways to view a situation.  If we
We think we know way more than we actually do.  This is the theme of several books I have recently read.  The idea that we know what motivates people, know their intentions and even know whether they are being honest with us, are assumptions that many of us make.  Therapists in particular can be victims of this fallacy as we are experts in understanding people.  However, all of us are vulnerable to being more certain than we should.  The idea

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