In May, 2018 I gave a free public lecture in Melbourne, Australia entitled, Keys to Unlocking Depression: Why Skills Work Better Than Pills. The talk was sponsored by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and you can watch it on YouTube. It has been viewed by more than two million people! The emphasis of my talk… Read More

The following blog post was originally written for the January 2021 issue of the Science of Psychotherapy magazine. As 2020 comes to a close, the phrase that seems to best represent it is Whisky Tango Foxtrot (or, more commonly, WTF?). It seems to capture well the weird combination of incredulity, despair, frustration, fear, and resignation,… Read More

From December 12-17, 2017, the Anaheim (California) Convention Center and the connected Anaheim Hilton and Marriott hotels were overrun with about 7500 psychotherapists from more than 50 countries. They were attending the landmark Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference, a major event for therapists last held in 2013. Organized by The Milton H. Erickson Foundation with Foundation… Read More

I’m home, basking in the afterglow of the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference held last week in Anaheim, California.  Taking place just down the street from Disneyland, which calls itself “the happiest place on earth,” I think that title was temporarily hijacked by the 8,000 plus attendees from 50 countries who rocked the Anaheim Convention Center.… Read More

In Dr. Yapko’s Blog #4, some after thoughts about an interview with Dr. Oz. Dr. Oz did a special focus on depression in his radio interview with me, psychologist, Dr. Michael Yapko, and psychiatrist, Dr. Peter Freed. The interview included looking at genetic contributions, neurological signatures, medical and biological aspects of depression as well as… Read More

In Dr. Yapko’s Blog #3, he introduces you to the concept of focusing and how your attention determines your quality of experience. It is a basic principle of perception that what your focus on, you amplify. So, rather than focusing on negative feelings and thoughts or things that do not enhance your quality of life,… Read More