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April 2nd, 2023

Frank & ChatGPT: My digital therapists then & now

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Thirty years ago in my first year of writing this column, I described my encounter with Frank, a self-styled computerized therapist who lived on a floppy disk that I bought in...

March 5th, 2023

The burden of positive thinking

By Ellen Anderson, Ph.D

February was “Red Dress Month,” a campaign from the American Heart Association to promote awareness of heart disease in women. Much like the “pink ribbon” campaign for...

March 3rd, 2023

How to walk in the dark

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

“You don’t need to know a whole book in order to write the first page. You need only the desire to create something that will say what you feel needs to be said,...

February 4th, 2023

Becoming an influencer

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

What’s the world coming to when our children dream of becoming YouTube influencers when they grow up? Not so long ago, I came across a study conducted by the Lego corporation...

January 9th, 2023

A focus on residential schools and post-pandemic challenges

By John Grohol, Psy.D.

In our annual residential schools special issue and directory, I’m pleased to see these important treatment resources are recovering from the challenging times of the...

January 6th, 2023

Remembering the Gaebler Children’s Center

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

When our editor asked if I might have something to say about residential schools for this special edition of NEPSY, I thought I was too far removed from any real-life...

December 17th, 2022

Bridging the divide: Walking the talk

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Last month, my reflections on the passing of a friend on the other side of the culture wars divide led me to the importance of common ground and common sense in bridging the...

November 2nd, 2022

Bridging the divide: Common ground and common sense

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

Our friend Jim died this summer. He was my friend, but I use the word “our” because we were six, friends since high school, who have managed to stay in touch through all...

October 5th, 2022

Surreal Alaska

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

The world is on the move again. With COVID under better control and most people just tired of being confined, airports are crowded, flights are delayed and cruise ships are...

August 5th, 2022

COVID-19: What might this be?

By Alan Bodnar Ph.D.

All you need for a good projective test is an ambiguous stimulus and a simple question, “What might this be?” If this sounds like the Rorschach, then you’re either an...

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