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Posts published in “Winter 2018”

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. –…

Cross-Temporal Sonatas in Staccato Ostinato

By Cenk Cokuslu, LP, NCPsyA “Cities were built to measure time, to remove time from nature. There’s an endless counting down, he said. When you strip away all the surfaces, when you see into it, what’s left is terror.” ~…

Arrested Time in Wordsworth’s Poetry and in Psychoanalysis

by Barbara Schapiro, Ph.D.   One of the most salient features of the unconscious, according to Freud, is the absence of time. By that he is referring to the linearity of chronological time.  In another sense, of course, the unconscious…

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…