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Research

Can social deprivation mimic autism?

Can the impact of poor reciprocal communication between a child and its care-givers appear the same as autism?

Research

Guilt, shame and suicidal ideation: childhood sexual abuse as a mediating factor

Introduction This blogpost contains brief notes by me (Juline) from a clinical perspective on the paper cited below. The notes are made for my personal use, but posted here in case they are of interest or use to others. Kealy, D., Spidel, A. & Ogrodniczuk, J. (2017).  Self‐conscious emotions and suicidal ideation among women with… Continue reading Guilt, shame and suicidal ideation: childhood sexual abuse as a mediating factor

Counselling and psychotherapy

Can Zen or meditation assist counselling and psychotherapy?

I am sometimes asked whether meditation can help in dealing with anger, anxiety or trauma. Here's my reply....

Book review

A story of child abuse in post-war England

Thoughts on one man's account of his childhood experiences of abuse in post-war England.

Counselling and psychotherapy

Borderline personality disorder – is it real?

Introduction Is Borderline Personality Disorder real? Is the use of that term as a label or diagnosis damaging? It is certainly a highly contested construct. This blog post contains my notes on a Huffington Post UK article: “Borderline Personality Disorder - A Diagnosis Of Invalidation” by Dr Jay Watts. It contains elements of my own… Continue reading Borderline personality disorder – is it real?