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StoryCorps Interview with Drs. Walter Bockting & Lin Fraser USPATH Feb 2017

September 10th, 2017 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

Past WPATH President Dr Walter Bockting and I were interviewed for NPR StoryCorps. The tape is now housed at the Library of Congress in DC. The interview was held at USPATH in LA, February 2017 with interviewer Maya Scott-Chung and was  a lot of fun. Walter and I have been close friends for over 20 […]

In Praise of Equipoise – The New York Times

September 2nd, 2017 by admin in Lins Bits

Source: In Praise of Equipoise – The New York Times   OP-ED COLUMNIST In Praise of Equipoise By DAVID BROOKS Published: Sept. 1, 2017 We all have many identities, and we do best when we’re able to move through them gracefully.

QUALITIES AND ACTIONS OF EFFECTIVE THERAPISTS

May 2nd, 2015 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

Research suggests that certain psychotherapist characteristics are key to successful treatment.  Not only is psychotherapy widely practiced, it is effective: Those who receive psychotherapy achieve much better outcomes than they would have had they not received psychotherapy…..Effective therapists have a sophisticated set of interpersonal skills, including a. Verbal fluency b. Interpersonal perception c. Affective modulation […]

I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is. – The Washington Post

April 26th, 2015 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

White authors reign in book reviews, bestseller lists, literary awards and Amazon.com recommendations. Source: I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is. – The Washington Post

7 Thoughts From a Chronically Unhappy Person – NYTimes.com

April 26th, 2015 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

It’s not easy to shrug off the widespread — and false — belief that depression is a failure of the will. Source: 7 Thoughts From a Chronically Unhappy Person – NYTimes.com

The Moral Bucket List – NYTimes.com

April 26th, 2015 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

What kind of adventures produce goodness, rather than build résumés? Source: The Moral Bucket List – NYTimes.com

The Next Civil Rights Frontier

July 31st, 2013 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

NYT- July 31, 2013 by the Editorial Board The federal government takes a stand against gender-identity discrimination. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/opinion/the-next-civil-rights-frontier.html?smid=pl-share

Heroes of Uncertainty by David Brooks

May 29th, 2013 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

by David Brooks NYT  5/28/2013 Psychiatry is more of a semi-science, in which professionals have to use improvisation, knowledge and artistry to improve people’s lives. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/28/opinion/brooks-heroes-of-uncertainty.html?smid=pl-share  

What Brand Is Your Therapist?

November 23rd, 2012 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

NYT Magazine By LORI GOTTLIEB Published: November 23, 2012 What Brand Is Your Therapist? Psychotherapy’s struggle to sell itself. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/magazine/psychotherapys-image-problem-pushes-some-therapists-to-become-brands.html?smid=pl-share

Opinionator: The Brain on Love

March 25th, 2012 by drlinsf in Lins Bits

By DIANE ACKERMAN  NYT Published: March 24, 2012 A happy marriage relieves stress and makes one feel as safe as an adored baby. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/24/the-brain-on-love/

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