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CIL Reflection: A Prayer for Heartbreaking Times by Judith Schmidt

CIL REFLECTION: A PRAYER FOR HEARTBREAKING TIMES By: Judith Sarah Schmidt, PhD Early this morning, I sat out back. Just sitting, breathing the silence, looking out over the moss covered hillside. My eyes landed on two thin weeds with a single thread of delicate spider web between them, shimmering with early morning dew, holding a …

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2016-2017 Study Group

  Study Group 2016-17 Shame: the dreaded desire to disappear or destroy  Alexis Johnson, PhD alexisajohnsonphd@gmail.com SW-CPE has been approved to provide continuing education to LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State We all know the feeling of shame in it’s various forms from mild embarrassment to deep mortification.  Silvan Tomkin’s research brought shame into …

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A CIL Reflection: On Dealing With Our Dark Side

CIL REFLECTIONS  On Dealing With Our Dark Side Alexis Johnson, PhD  In order to help ourselves, our friends and partners, and our clients either manage or transform the various manifestations of shame, self hate, envy and other familiar demons we need the capacity to self-reflect and some theory of change and/or acceptance.  For me, this latter …

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