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Sometimes Truth Is Comedy

As I approach five years of www.TalkPsych.com commentary—which has settled into a weekly Thursday essay—I am tempted (given our now larger audience) to replay an occasional favorite. Here is my second focused essay, which still puts a smile on my…

Reminiscence and Reflection: Life Review Therapy with An Elderly Patient

by Rachel Saks, Psy.D.  Assistant Professor of Psychology, Chestnut Hill College. Maya Angelou once said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”  This quote rings true as an essential aspect of human existence. Narratives are…

Trauma, Autobiographical Sharing and the Experience of Time

By Susan G. Burland, Ph.D. PART 1: Trauma and acknowledging/witnessing truth You have stolen my ocean, my swiftness, my soar, Delivered me to the clutch of uprupturing earth And for what? The mouth still moves though the man cannot. –…