Other areas of
aging and aging parents
For so many people in their fifties, this issue just
shows up. Watching my parents lose the
ability to handle their own care seemed to coincide with a new awareness that
my own productive years were now limited.
This stage of development brings a lot of self-reflection
as well as the struggle of parenting our parents.
diversity / otherness
There are many ways to experience one's
"otherness." Race and religion
top the list but there are many other ways that people experience themselves as
outsiders, as different. I have lived
this myself and dedicated much of my time to working with those who know this
The state of California now offers free counseling
to anyone who believes he or she has a problem with gambling, be it their own
or a family member. The state has
trained therapists who may offer this service (free 8-16 hours). I am one of these therapists.
I've been supervising trainee and intern therapists since 1981. I taught Process of Psychotherapy and Couples
Counseling at Antioch University for many years. And, I helped run the Southern California
Counseling Center, one of the largest training centers anywhere, for more than
twenty years. My work at SCCC included giving and receiving extensive training
in diversity issues as well as working with the disenfranchised.