Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD

French child psychiatrists,… view ADHD as a medical condition that has psycho-social and situational causes. Instead of treating children’s focusing and behavioral problems with drugs, French doctors prefer to look for the underlying issue that is causing the child distress—not in the child’s brain but in the child’s social context. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/suffer-the-children/201203/why-french-kids-dont-have-adhd Continue reading Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD

On Technology and its Effect on Human Complexity

David Brooks, author of The Social Animal (a great read on love character and achievement) wrote the New York Times how technology-driven losses in attention span are interfering with our ability to become deep and complex people. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/10/opinion/david-brooks-building-attention-span.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad Continue reading On Technology and its Effect on Human Complexity

Depression is Contagious

From the April 2017 Newsletter of Michael D. Yapko, PhD link to Michael’s site Depression Has Reached Number One. That’s Depressing. Late last week (March 30th), the World Health Organization (WHO) released a powerful statement from its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, declaring depression “the leading cause of ill health and  disability worldwide.” WHO estimates that more than 300 million people worldwide are now suffering a diagnosable … Continue reading Depression is Contagious


A few years ago, after attending Evolution of Psychotherapy in California and meeting Martin Seligman, founder of Positive Psychology,  I started incorporating a gratitude practice into my end of day routine.  Each night, the last thing I do is to share with my spouse 3 things I am grateful for.  He does the same thing in return. The 3 things do not have to be … Continue reading NOVEMBER IS GRATITUDE MONTH

Position Statement of the Psychologists Association of Alberta

The following Position Statements have been formally adopted by the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. Albertans have a right to work in psychologically healthy workplaces Mental and behavioural health publicly funded services must reach parity with funding for physical health publicly funded services based on the burden of disease. All Albertans, regardless of income, should have access to psychological services Mental health counsellors and psychotherapists should … Continue reading Position Statement of the Psychologists Association of Alberta