Tuesday, February 28, 2006

A few recent Babble posts

I've been going to the internet forum Psycho-Babble by Dr. Bob for about 5 years, on-and-off, to get info unavailable elsewhere and to opine about human psychology, psychotherapy, psych meds, and books. Here's a few Babble posts I've spotted (some, I noticed, are by me):

•Someone complains that Dr Bob has cited her for including a vulgar word (frig) in a post, when all she was doing was discussing the name of the Norse goddess Frig. A compromise is reached to spell the sacred name by the alternative Frigg. Jesus Christ, civility is tricky. admin 613415

•Acceptance and commitment therapy and its creator, Steve Hayes, were profiled in Time magazine's Feb 13 '06 issue. I was surprised that virtually no interest was expressed in the Babble thread linking to the article. Maybe people are turned off because it sounds too much, at a cursory level, like Dr Laura-ish suck-it-up coldness. psycho 611694

•A poll: If you could ask your therapist anything, what would you ask? Many would want to know what the therapist “really thinks of me.” Many would want to know about the therapist's childhood traumas. psycho thread 611620.

•The degrees after a psychotherapist's name don't tell you much about his or her treatment philosophy. psycho 614260

•There's a link to a free downloadable (14 MB) 3-D brain physiology tutorial. babble 613711

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nancy (of Nancy and Sluggo fame), said...

Someone is reading your blog, Swivel! Just thought you'd like to know!

2/28/2006 9:54 PM  
Blogger swivel-chair psychologist said...

Wow! A celebrity!

Thanks, sweetums.

2/28/2006 10:09 PM  

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