Slideshow Presentations

Self-Compassion Versus Self Esteem

The Art and Science of Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy

Metaphors: Theory and Case Study Demonstration

Susan's Handout on the Curative Process

Handout: "Curative Process in Experiential Dynamic Therapy"  

by Susan Warren Warshow, LCSW

Additional Resources:

"Exercises to Increase Self Compassion" from

by Dr. Kristin Neff


Wise Counsel Podcasts

Shrink Rap Radio

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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy


Anxiety and Avoidance

April 7, 2013

Clinical anxiety is becoming a worry Generalised anxiety disorder affects one in 20 adults, and there is increasing concern about how it is diagnosed and treated.

May 19, 2013

Why Women Respond Better to Stress

July 17, 2013

Real-Time Feedback from Brain Scans Shows Potential as Anxiety & OCD Therapy

May 10, 2013:

Forbes Features Foundation NARSAD Grantee Research: Stress Can Help Brain Regenerate

April 19, 2013

Temporal factors in the extinction of fear in inbred mouse strains differing in extinction efficacy.  

Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 2013, 3:13

Neuroimaging studies of pediatric social anxiety: paradigms, pitfalls and a new direction for investigating the neural mechanisms


Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 2013, 3:14 doi:10.1186/2045-5380-3-14

Published: 12 July 2013

New Tool to Assess Asthma-Related Anxiety

May 5, 2011

Anxiety Linked to Shortened Telomeres, Accelerated Aging

July 11, 2012

Anxiety Boosts Sense of Smell

Mar. 22, 2012

Why Some People Are Afraid to Relax

Nov. 14, 2012

Anxious Girls' Brains Work Harder

June 5, 2012


Attachment Theory and the Psychotherapy Relationship – Summarizing What We Know

Brent Mallinckrodt, Ph.D., 2015



Alan Schore: Neurobiology of Secure Attachment

Video, 2013

Disorganized Infant, Child, and Adult Attachment:

Collapse in Behavioral and Attentional Strategies

Erik Hesse and Mary Main, 2000

New frontiers and applications of attachment theory

Silvia Salcuni, March 2015

Attachment and the regulation of the right brain

Allan Schore, 2000

Getting attached: Parental attachment and child development

Early Relationships, Not Brainpower, Key to Adult Happiness

Aug. 2, 2012

Parental Bonding Makes for Happy, Stable Child

Oct. 11, 2012

A Father's Love Is One of the Greatest Influences On Personality Development

June 12, 2012

Risk of Future Emotional Problems Can Be Identified During Well-Child Visits

May 4, 2012

Oxytocin Produces More Engaged Fathers and More Responsive Infants

Dec. 10, 2012

Oxytocin and Social Contact Reduce Anxiety: Hormone May Be Less Effective at Relieving Stress for Isolated Animals

Nov. 15, 2010

'Look at Me' Toddlers Eager to Collaborate and Learn

Mar. 19, 2012

Study Evaluates Treating Mothers with ADHD to Improve Outcomes in Kids

October 17, 2012

Power of Playtime: Single Mothers Can Reduce Stress by Playing, Engaging With Children

June 19, 2012

Stressed-Out Mums May Worsen Their Child's Asthma

Oct. 7, 2010

Psychological Abuse Puts Children at Risk

July 30, 2012

Controlling Parents More Likely to Have Delinquent Children

Feb. 10, 2012

'Commitment-Phobic' Adults Could Have Mom and Dad to Blame

Dec. 10, 2012

Trickle-Down Anxiety: Study Examines Parental Behaviors That Create Anxious Children

Nov. 1, 2012

"Good Spiraling:" The Phenomenology of Healing and the Engendering of Secure Attachment in AEDP


Early experiences and the development of emotional learning systems in rats

Bridget L Callaghan and Rick Richardson

School of Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders 2013, 3:8

Why Do We Enjoy Listening to Sad Music?

July 11, 2013

Brain System for Emotional Self-Control Discovered

May 9, 2013

New Theory: Emotions Arise Through the Integration of Perceptual and Cognitive Information

June 25, 2013

Ability to Recognize Emotions in Others Impaired by AIDS

Feb. 27, 2013

Human Emotion: We Report Our Feelings in 3-D

Mar. 26, 2013

When Angry, Talk: Describing Emotional Situations Alters Heart Rate, Cardiac Output

June 5, 2013

Scientists Identify Emotions Based On Brain Activity

June 19, 2013

To Get the Best Look at a Person's Face, Look Just Below the Eyes

Nov. 26, 2012

Chimpanzee Anger Research Shows Humans Aren't Only Primates To Have Temper Tantrums


Does Expressing Anger On Online Rant-Sites Make You Feel Better or Worse?

Mar. 12, 2013

Venting Linked to Increased Risk of Heart Attack.

Washington Post May, 2013

Cranky? On a diet? How self-control leads to anger

Mar 17, 2011

Israel research Into Mapping Emotions in the Brain

Reading facial expressions of emotion basic research leads to training programs that improve people's ability to detect emotions.

By David Matsumoto and Hyi Sung Hwang

What Are Emotion Expressions For?

Azim F. Shariff and Jessica L.Tracy

How do you ask a stranger (not necessarily fluent in English) to recall and describe their private emotions? A survey was developed and tested over a number of weeks.

Suppressing emotions can be bad for your health

February 9, 2012

The Cost of Repression

September 4, 2012

Research Links Cancer With Repressed, Unresolved Feelings And Emotions

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Differentiating Between Negative Emotions:

Feeling Guilty Versus Feeling Angry: Who Can Tell the Difference?

Sep. 24, 2012


Take the High Road to Avoid Guilt

By Rick Nauert Ph.D., Senior News Editor Psych Central


Jon Frederickson's Blogpost on Guilt


Shame Uncovered: Its Psychotherapy and Transformation

Compassionate Mind Training for People with High Shame and

Self-Criticism: Overview and Pilot Study of a Group Therapy Approach

The dynamics of shame: implications for counsellors working in alcohol and other drug settings

Shame-Related States of Mind in Psychotherapy by Mark R. Zaslav, Ph.D.

Shame Steps out of Hiding and into Sharper Focus by Daniel Goleman

The New York Times, September 15, 1987

Secret Shame Contributes to Chronic Depression


Client accounts of hope in early counseling sessions: a qualitative study.(Case study)

Longitudinal Effects of Hope on Depression and Anxiety: A Latent Variable Analysis

Hope Theory: A Member of the Positive Psychology Family

Life Experiences and Resilience in College Students: A Relationship Influenced by Hope and Mindfulness.

A Meta-Analysis of hope enhancement strategies in clinical and community settings by Robert Weis and Elena C Speridakos

Strategies for Accentuating Hope

The Agentic Self: On the Nature and Origins of Personal Agency Across the Lifespan Todd D. Little, C. R. Snyder, & Michael Wehmeyer University of Kansas,%20Snyder,

Why Hope Matters

Can Humor Increase Hope

The Psychology of Hope

Building Hope in Our Children

By Susana C. Marques & Shane J. Lopez

KU psychologist to talk on 'Science of Hope' Sept. 23

Fostering Hope in a Psychiatric Hospital Kelley A. Raab, Ph.D. Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

What is Hope and How Do We Measure It?

Re-examining hope: The roles of agency thinking and pathways thinking

Happiness, Hope, and Optimism

Hope and Optimism as Human Strengths in Parents of Children with Externalizing Disorders: Stress is in The Eye of The Beholder.

The Hope Scale: A Measurement of Willpower and Waypower