Emotional effects of physical punishment even with maternal warmth

According to cross-cultural research, childhood anxiety and aggression as a result of physical punishment may increase with maternal warmth.

Psychodynamic psychotherapy: How learning about your mind can help your life

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: How learning about your mind can help your life

Dr. Deborah Cabaniss writes here about how learning about the unconscious mind can help your relationships and the rest of your life.

What is Psychoanalysis? A short animated film.

“What is Psychoanalysis?” A short film by the AudioVisual Project of the Institute of Psychoanalysis, UK

One woman’s experience with psychoanalysis:

My Freudian Slip into

I have had the opportunity to experience many types of therapy for my mental illness. I had an image of a psychoanalyst in my head. Probably similar to yours. Patient lying on couch, him with the ubiquitous pipe between his…

Childhood wishes and the Wizard of Oz

Exploring the wish to be strong and independent and the wish to return to a loving, protective mother in the film The Wizard of Oz.


The Wizard of Oz: Leaving and Returning, There’s No Place Like Home by H.H. Stein

How to motivate a child with Executive Dysfunction

This article focuses on what teachers and parents can do to help a child gain a sense of competence.

The Body Unconscious

The Body Unconscious:
Relaxation, Flexibility and Awareness in Action,
A Stress Reduction Course
Taught by Shoshana Adler, Ph.D.

As therapists, we are familiar with the unconscious mind, but how aware are we of our own bodies and how they respond to daily work with emotional distress?

This program consists of a unique approach to stress reduction to develop deep breathing, flexibility and relaxation in movement.

Tailored for mental health professionals

●Who may be familiar with stress reduction and want the [...]

By |January 19th, 2014|Workshops|

What is Child Analysis?

Child analysis, an intensive form of psychotherapy, helps children progress onto the path of normal development. Children who are stalled in their development, who function immaturely or who have regressed may benefit. Children may present with difficulties in learning, friendships, daily functioning, and/or relationships with parents and siblings. They may experience a variety of behavioral and emotional symptoms including the following:

separation anxiety
school and other phobias
sleep, eating or toileting disturbances
temper outbursts or emotional withdrawal.

Child analysis may also be helpful in helping [...]

By |December 5th, 2013|Psychotherapy|

Exploring and Working With Our Dreams

Monday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. October 15, 2012, October 22, 2012, October 29, 2012 and November 5, 2012, November 12, 2012 and November 19, 2012


A dream not understood is like a letter unopened. -Talmud
All people from all times and in all cultures dream. Dreams can be provocative, confusing, healing, consoling, scary, funny, embarrassing, shocking, and wonderful. Join us for a 6-week discussion group which will introduce principles from the two great Western masters who made the study [...]

By |September 25th, 2013|Workshops|

Coping with Crisis

Executive Management at Home and School
Flexibility of thinking, Concept formation, Problem solving rubics cube, Planning, Creativity, Impulse control, Inhibition
Seven strategic workshops designed to help parents understand and meet the developmental challenges of their children from preschool through young adulthood. Each workshop addresses the educational and psychological strategies necessary for parents to foster independence and success.

For further information, please contact:

Mary Smid Newman, MA educational consultant: 303-808-4160

Shoshana Shapiro Adler, Ph.D. psychologist/psychoanalyst: 303-721-7939

By |September 24th, 2013|Workshops|