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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

The Perfect Mother

October 21, 2014

I did a search on Amazon using “Perfect Mother” and aside from a novel that looked like great Halloween reading if you’re into the “Mommy Dearest” genre; the list generated my personal favorite “The Real Mother Goose.” You remember? The nursery rhyme lady, uh goose. So I was glad not to get a list of [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Preventing Suicide

October 13, 2014

Finally! We got permission from Suicide Prevention experts – to use the P-word:  PREVENTION! And from a suicide loss survivor we were given permission to use the word PREVENTION without guilt. Most suicides are preventable and prevented: that is the message. That doesn’t mean that we should be satisfied with “most.” Ask any suicide loss [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

“Doing Therapy”

October 3, 2014

Here are some things I know about therapy. Partnering with a client as they transform their life is a gift and an honor and maybe the best job in the universe. People come to see a therapist for many different reasons. Only one of which is to get help. Be the person who comes to [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

RECLAIMING YOUR LIFE FROM DEPRESSION

September 29, 2014

When I was a first semester graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh I heard 2 things about depression that stuck like glue in my brain. I was taught more than just these 2 useful things: but these required no effort to remember. The first was that Dr. Maria Kovac’s research had just determined that [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Work Stress

February 19, 2014

Thanks so much to Bob Lyman and all of you who joined us on February 13th for our show on Work Stress instead of tuning into the Olympics. I for one did not want to miss the men’s short program in figure skating, so I had recorded it earlier. That way I got the best [...]

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Carolyn Phelps, Ph.D

Medications

February 10, 2014

Well, I wasn’t just whistling Dixie last night on the show when I said I had tried to cram a three-hour show inside of 24 minutes (which is approximately the real time that we have to actually discuss any topic on the show). I could have had both of them back on for the next [...]

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