Author Archive for: ‘William Bergquist’
A powerful process called collusion is operating when the expert and advice-follower dance together in creating an illusion of knowledge and foresight. Collusion is a complex and often subtle process, typically involving all parties in a relationship or group. Even if a participant is not actively involved in the collusion, the mere acquiescence to the collusion will exacerbate the collusive process.
We had moved in our postmodern world into a form of global capitalism that requires high levels of consumption, which in turns requires ceaseless transformation in style, a connoisseurship of surface, an emphasis on packaging and reproducibility.
We have discovered that there might be a “perfect storm” operating at the point when these three systems interact. Pandemic virus meets race riot/police abuse meets government ineffectiveness.
It is in the basic act of diagnosing and categorizing the psychopathy of a client seeking treatment that not only the nature of treatment is being determined), but also the length of treatment and role played by other professionals are determined. We are referring specifically to the critical role played by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
Love Lingers Here: Enduring Intimate Relationships VII. The Marker Event—Establishing A Commitment as A Couple
It is critical to know and understand the circumstances and sequence of events associated with the decision of two people to become a couple. The defining moment in the life of a couple is critical as a way of defining an orienting difference.
We are moving from a world that uses metaphors of sight (“having a vision of a future world,” “imagining an alternative”) to metaphors of speech (“finding one’s voice,” “telling one’s own story”). We are in a world where language has itself become reality and where globalization competing with a pull toward segmentalism.
Professional psychology’s future might be as much in the domain of physical health as it is in the business of mental health.