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Fair Rules Of Engagement

Fair Rules Of EngagementThe art of couples' conflict resolutionBy Mark Allison MFTwww.thebeverlyhillstherapist.comA misconception couples often make when they come to therapy is that they are there to resolve differences.  They may feel having a third person i.e. a therapist come in between them to act as an 'emotional referee' may be helpful.  The reality is that any time two people
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Resentful Compliance vs Commitment

By Jim Hutt, Ph.D., Family Problems Topic Expert ContributorClick here to contact Jim and/or see his GoodTherapy.org ProfileThe focus of this post is to elaborate on two related themes. One, the differences between resentful compliance and commitment. Two, how understanding those differences can alter the course of a relationship.Resentful ComplianceResentful compliance is an agreement that
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Was the Santa Barbara Shooting a Tarasoff mandate failure?

Written by Mark Allison Tarasoff ruling states that a psychotherapist has a duty to protect or warn a reasonably identifiable third party (victim) if the therapist has reasonable suspicion that the patient poses a serious risk of inflicting serious bodily injury to the victim.  According to numerous news reports, Elliot Rodger discussed plans to inflict harm onto his fellow students
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How To Fight Fairly

LA Couples Therapy Presents a workshop on conflict resolution skills for couples.The "How to Fight Fairly" workshop will teach you a deeper level of understanding about how fights happen, the tools to communicate fairly and effectively, and how to come out of your fight with a stronger understanding of each other. To find out more click on LA Couples Link below.
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How Do People Change

Mark Allison - thebeverlyhillstherapist.com
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