Psychiatric Press, Inc.
is a professional publishing house that publishes a good deal
of literature about Personality Disorders - which, as many of
you also know, is my area of professional specialty.
many of you know, this is the continuing education company that
I work with. I like and respect them because they are committed
to the welfare of their participants and are highly selective
about the speakers they work with. They offer high-quality programs
presented by knowledgeable and engaging speakers. They’re
also really, really nice people.
by University of Washington psychologist Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is the current “hot”treatment
for Borderline Personality Disorder. This is the site of the
company that presents trainings in DBT.
is the site where data pertaining to the upcoming fifth edition
of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual, due to be published in 2011, will be posted.
I’m participating in some of the research for the Personality
also publishes in the area of Personality Disorders. They handle,
for example, most of Marsha Linehan’s Dialectical Behavior
York Presbyterian Medical Center Department of Psychiatry
York Presbyterian Medical Center pioneered much of the work
in the area of Personality Disorders. Masterson and Kernberg
have both been on their staff.
Kernberg, M.D., was an author of the famous Meninger Psychotherapy
Research Project, the first research project to ever closely
examine diagnosis and treatment for severe Personality Disorders.
This is an interview with Dr. Kernberg about his history and
Masterson, M.D., is one of the originators of the field of Personality
Disorders. He is the creator of the Developmental Object Relations
School of psychotherapy for Personality Disorders. His work
got me started working in Personality Disorders.
The Skeptical Inquirer
This is an article I wrote that was published in “The Skeptical Inquirer” about the biological purpose of beliefs and why they are difficult to change. The Skeptical Inquirer is a journal published by The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal. They apply scientific methods to claims of ESP, etc. In my opinion the articles can get a little shrill, but they do provide a nice balance to the tendency in the media to uncritically accept extraordinary claims.
Millon, Ph.D. is the “Godfather” of the entire area
of Personality Disorders and was a member of the panel that
created both DSM III and DSM IV. He personally coined the name
of at least one of the Personality Disorders, and he is one
of the most prominent and influential figures in the area.
couldn’t resist including this one. My sister and I ran
the Honolulu Marathon in December of 2004 (the first - and last,
if Pam has her way - marathon for both of us), and if you’ve
ever wanted to run a marathon or if you are already a marathon
runner, you should do Honolulu. Over 15,000 people participate
every year. There are no prerequisites for running it and no
time limit for finishing it, so the whole thing takes on a wonderful
devil-may-care, we’re-all-crazy, block-party atmosphere.
The course goes through downtown Waikiki and then up Diamondhead
- twice. Absolutely beautiful. The day after the race is also
hilarious because Honolulu looks like the world’s largest
outpatient orthopaedic ward, overflowing with limping, hobbling,
barely functional runners congratulating each other as they
pass on the street, wheezing and gingerly tottering along. If
you really want to reward yourself for your achievement, stay
at The Royal Hawaiian. Pam is still thanking me.
Slow Weight Training
Slow,” a method of weight training created by Ken Hutchins,
may be the single best thing you can do for your body as you
age. It is extremely safe, it helps stop the loss of muscle
mass that occurs even in “normal” aging, and you
only have to do it once a week - which is good, because it is
very, very intense. Pam and I have been students of a prominent
Super Slow “Master Trainer” for several years now,
and even with as vigorous an exerciser as I am, it is still
the only type of weight training that I have ever been able
to stick with long-term. Pam used to have not-infrequent back
pain, and she has had none at all since starting Super Slow.
Cooper Aerobics Center
Cooper, M.D., coined the term “aerobics,” and his
is still the finest exercise and preventive medicine center
that I know of. I’ve been going to The Cooper Clinic for
an annual physical for over 15 years now, and Cooper’s
work is still the standard of the industry for health and physical
well-being. There’s none better.
is the martial arts school where I practice, hold two Third
Degree Black Belts, and serve as an Assistant Instructor. My
Grandmaster is the real deal - he’s the 123rd black belt
ever given in Tang Soo Do (a precursor to Taekwondo) and he
is frequently running off to Korea to meet with various martial
arts bigwigs. I think the martial arts are good for body, mind,