This invited address will focus on the strange finding that the various disciplines comprising the broad field of mental health rarely offer their trainees a definition of what the mind is. We’ll explore a cross-disciplinary perspective on this question, offering a working definition of the mind and on what a healthy mind may actually be. The core process of linking differentiated parts of a system—be it the brain, an interpersonal relationship, or modern culture—can be called “integration” and be seen at the heart of well-being.
Increasingly more and more couples are working together or working virtually in the same space. It is estimated that in the United States 43% of small businesses are family-run and 53% of managers share day-to-day management with a spouse. Working together tends to kill romance and take over a couples life.
This panel will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in the field of Psychotherapy.
Panelists will address the pandemic's effect on the psychotherapy community in relation to patient needs, therapy, and stress response. The impact on relationships, and psychological perspectives will be identified. Additional issues include how COVID-19 has affected patients in limitations/barriers/roadblocks/challenges in access to therapy.
I will be speaking extemporaneously about the meaning of “Liminal”, which is the time between “What was” and “What next?” The outcome depends upon how we confront this crisis of uncertainty in our personal lives as well as the crisis that we humans have brought about for humanity and the planet: Not enough trees, too many people = global warming, eventual catastrophe.