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  • 29 Nov 2023
    Adam Polnay, Rhiannon Pugh

    (Re)discovering the Basics of Therapy: A Continuing Process for Psychotherapists

    As clinicians involved in training and supervision, we have observed in others and ourselves how starting psychotherapy with a patient is often anxiety-provoking for both parties. This experience may leave new therapists in particular feeling de-skilled. Learning a new style of working can add to a feeling of being at sea. It is perfectly understandable […]

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  • 30 Jun 2023
    Adam Polnay

    The tone that makes the music: Psychodynamics of Listening with Intent

    When a therapist listens to a patient in psychotherapy, this is a bit like listening to music. With music, we listen to musical notes but also to the tone, rhythm, the themes that emerge, the changes in mood, and the silences. Furthermore, even with songs in a foreign language when we don’t understand the words […]

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  • 17 May 2023
    Cyrille Rossant

    A journey into the shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma controversy

    Cambridge University Press is publishing a textbook I have co-edited with five colleagues, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Investigating the Abusive Head Trauma Controversy, by Findley et al. With contributions by 32 authors, this book provides a thorough analysis of an interdisciplinary subject lying at the intersection of medicine, science, and law, and covering topics in pediatrics, […]

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  • 23 Apr 2020
    Charlotte Markey

    Why You Should Share ‘The Body Image Book for Girls’ With Your Daughter

    (Or granddaughter, sister, patient, client, student or friend) The Body Image Book for Girls is out September 10th, 2020. Read more about the book here! Conventional wisdom suggests that parents should sit their kids down before they are teenagers for “the talk.” The birds, the bees, relationships, and safe sex should all be on the […]

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  • 9 Apr 2019
    Bonnie Berry

    Appearance Bias and Crime

    As strange as it may seem, there is very little research on the topic of physical appearance and its relationship to criminal involvement, criminal victimization, and the crime control process.   While it is popularly known that young Black men are disproportionately singled out for arrest and receive harsher sentences than those with other appearance traits, […]

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