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Unaddressed Resistance in Psychotherapy – December 2002

Foundation for Codependent Therapeutic Relationshipsby Sandy Sela-Smith, Ph.D. OverviewThis literature review reveals two perspectives of resistance in psychotherapy. The first concerns the patient’s internal process of avoiding painful information and the second pertains to an attitude in the patient/therapist relationship. When Freud (1900) focused attention on the therapeutic relationship instead of the internal process of… Read more »

Another Way of Seeing: Being Trapped – November 2002

I woke up later than usual and the sun’s rays had already begun to turn the night rain into a steamy Florida morning. The very first responsibility every morning, after dressing and running a brush through my hair, is taking my 11-pound Lhasa, Jenny, for her half-hour walk. She is afraid of stairs so we… Read more »

Message in a Split Second – October 2002

Something happened recently that I didn’t understand at the time. I was driving in the far-left lane of the three lanes going east on Fletcher to a friend’s home for a celebration dinner. It was around 3:30 in the afternoon as I was headed toward Bruce B. Downs, major North/South road. Fletcher is a 6-lane… Read more »

The Message Behind a Picture – September 2002

(Written September, 1997) Almost no sleep for two nights bought on by completing the writing of a book, Dealing with Death Discovering Life, caused me to be so tired I didn’t think I could think any more. Lots had happened the last few days, including concern over money, computer problems that led me close to… Read more »

Walking Through The Valley of the Shadow of Death – July 2002

Walking Through The Valley of the Shadow of Death By Sandy Sela-Smith, Ph.D. In spite of the world situation after September of 2001, the presumed threats that seemed to be under every rock and around every corner, despite the political responses that held the potential to change our lives more than crashing planes or anthrax,… Read more »

MOOKA’S STORY – June 2002

The Dream In the dream, It seems that that it is night. I am in a confined place, thought it feels as if it is in public. I am aware that there are loud sounds everywhere around me and many people are nearby. The people are moving strangely but it is hard to see them… Read more »