Month: August 2018

  • ISTDP and Islam

    An Iranian student asked me last summer, “What is the relationship between ISTDP and Islam?” I answered, “This kind of therapy operates under the assumption that the patient is transformed by becoming at one with the emotional truth in this moment.” I asked her, “What is the meaning of the word Islam?” She answered, “Submission.” […]

  • The desire to be liked

    “I have a question about the triangle of conflict. Are feelings always necessary for the formation of a presenting problem? Suppose you meet a stranger the first time, feel anxious, and, to make a good impression, you act superficially nice or smile too much. I understand that anxiety might rise because you fear rejection, but […]