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Now here’s some thoughts and words you probably never expected to hear a therapist talk about.  Dr. Barry Lubetkin sounds off on his profession!




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Personality and Psychotherapy – John Dollard and Neal E. Miller (Photo credit: Gwendal_)


” The experience of psychotherapy and mental health counseling is such a potentially life changing period in so many peoples lives that it should require the practitioner to proceed with the highest degree of professionalism , intelligence and creativity. And yet several times each month new patients to my practice complain about past therapists who they feel let them down in one significant way or another. Therapists are imperfect human beings of course,but some of these “errors” seem way beyond the pale.


The therapist who insists that you MUST continue with sessions even though you are quite certain you need to take a break.
The therapist who charges you for missed sessions when you are on vacation.
The therapist who never discusses explicitly the goals of therapy.
The therapist who often seems distracted,sleepy or disinterested during your session.
The therapist who gossips about other patients or about the celebrities they have treated.
The therapist who is so stuck on one theoretical orientation,that they won’t study the literature about other approaches which might help you.
The therapist who NEVER gives advice and ALWAYS asks “what do you think”
The therapist who gets defensive when you say you want a second opinion from another therapist.
The therapist who belittles you.


The list could be much longer! You have the right as a patient to question your therapists behavior and skills. DONT accept laziness,indifference,or NON constructive criticism. There are many many wonderful,compassionate and skilled therapists out there. Find one and celebrate your own growth!”
You can reach Dr. Lubetkin to obtain more information or to ask a question at: The Institute For Behavior Therapy at IBT104@AOL.com 





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HELLO to all my followers and sometime readers. I am about to hit a real benchmark and I can hardly believe it myself!  Wordpress keeps you informed on myriad details about your blog and your posts.  Everyday I see how many visitors come to the blog and what the average number of views per person is as well as from what countries the hits are coming.  I see which blog posts are the most popular, the number of views per month, and the search engine terms that people type in and end up on my blog.

All this information is useful and to some niche bloggers, it would be essential.  Unfortunately for me I never found my niche.  I write about my life, my travels, the foods I cook, the movies I see and often post information and research on dozens of totally unrelated things. I post photos of my grandchildren and the moon. I was fortunate enough to have my good friend, Murray Head send me hundreds of photos that I posted on Fab Foto Friday.  Sounds  a little scattered doesn’t it.  I think that describes the mind of a person born on the cusp of Gemini and Taurus.  At any given time, there are 3 minds at work with or against one another! 

Well here’s where I’m at;  I love writing my blog even though my husband and daughter wonder why.  I freely admit that my blog like 99% of all blogs is more or less  an egocentric stream of consciousness.  Over the short life of this blog, I’ve tried various ideas to entice a following because even though I am (supposedly) writing this for myself, don’t think for a minute that I don’t relish seeing the number of hits the blog has each day.  I loved Six Word Memoir Monday and may try to reinstate it but I need your input!  Conspiracy Theory Wednesday was a fantastic exposeé on the Kennedy Assassination, Top Ten Thursday allows for a wide range of subject matter and Tasty Tidbits Tuesday and Every Day Food are one of my joys.

BUT now I WANT YOU! I am 7 posts short of ONE THOUSAND! WOWIE ZOWIE!   I only have to write 7 more posts and I will have reached a real benchmark for myself.  I would love it if you would comment and give me some ideas as to what these next 7 posts should be about;  Do you want a repeat of one of your favs or do you have a scathingly (or not so scathingly) brilliant idea I can incorporate into a post?  

Pretty Please?!

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Buzzwords!  When did they creep into our conversation?  There are buzzwords used exclusively by Gen X and Gen Y, and Gen D(igital),  BUT the best buzzwords are used in corporate America!  That world is just FULL of buzzwords.  I wonder who started the trend, when did it become so cool to speak in acronyms?

And there are even buzzwords that describe blogging and bloggers and blogs themselves.

  1. Blahger:  A blogger whose message primarily consists of blah-blah-blah.
  2. Blalker:  Someone who uses a blog to stalk or hound another individual.
  3. Bleg:  To use one’s blog for assistance (usually for information, but occasionally for money).  One who does so is a blegger.
  4. Blogives:  Web log archives.  (Somewhere in the million blogs that fill  cyberspace, there must be something worth saving for posterity).
  5. Blogna sandwich:  When employees spend their time reading blogs during their lunch breaks
  6. BlookA book that began as a blog and someone figured they could make money off it if they published the same stuff on paper.
  7. Flyblogged:  The result of unwanted spam being posted to an open blog, just as flies stick to flypaper.  “I have just been comprehensively flyblogged”.  Coined by technology analyst Bill Thompson.
  8. Pajamahadeen: The new media watchdogs.  Bloggers who spend their days surfing the Net, challenging and fact-checking the traditional media.
  9. Splog:  A fake blog created by spammers as a home for their ads and scams.  Of the 7,000 new blogs started each day, nearly 10% are now splogs.
  10. Thought parsing:  To filter online blogs in a manner that allows you to see what others are thinking (or at least writing).

Source: The Buzzword Dictionary

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