Category Archive for 'Children'

Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices at Pacifica Graduate Institute

This Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices program is a relatively new program focus at Pacifica Graduate Institute ( for their Depth Psychology offerings for doctoral degrees. I am moving into more involvement with the program this year and in my leadership role with the program, I invite applicants with master’s degrees from a variety of […]

“I Forgive You”

Please see the NY Times article entitled “I Will Never Be Able to Hold Her Again. But I Forgive You.” Role models of lovingkindness and compassion. If only the entire world could show this kind of grace in the face of heinous acts and the suffering that the violence and hatred in this world […]

Blessings for Mother

          An infinite blessing for the mothers of this world!

Forgiveness during the Holidays

Forgiveness during the Holidays This morning I had the good fortune of being a guest on Dr. Leon Dickerson’s radio show called Mental Health for Better Living on WHCR-90.3FM in New York (9 to 9:30am EST). The radio show focuses on family life, spiritual life, and the community and we spoke about forgiveness and its importance, […]

Facing Invisible Dragons Article

Dear All, Please see our article entitled Facing Invisible Dragons: An East-West Discussion on Finding Meaning With a Sibling With Developmental Disability. It is in the April issue of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (DOI: 10.1177/0022167813491632). Juliet and Betty        

Message for the New Year

audio message Earth, when I am about to die I lean upon you. Earth, while I am alive, I depend upon you. Ashanti prayer in honor of the ancestors My Message for the New Year: Remembering those who have passed in both peaceful and violent ways. Innocent children taken in a terrible moment and elders […]

Brain Injury Center Family Support Group: Family Dynamics

Betty Frain, PhD, MFT and I recently went to Shanghai for the 2nd International Conference on Existential Psychology (assocated with APA Division 32) and presented the films we made with our family members about experiences growing up with a brain injured sibling. We both had an extremely meaningful experience, meeting with colleagues from the East […]

Coco’s Jungle

Jungle by Claudia (Coco) Rohde I just had to share my 7-yr-old niece’s painting with you. It is her impression of a jungle.

A Recommendation

I recently had the pleasure and honor of attending an open house at the Santa Ynez Valley Therapeutic Riding Program (H.E.L.P). I was quite impressed with what is happening over there and I wanted to share it with you. I will quote from their brochure: “The HELP program involves therapists and horses in an experiential […]

Mbuti Exhibit at Antioch University Santa Barbara

Mbuti_exhibit_flyer_FINAL[1] Please join us at Antioch University Santa Barbara for an opening reception for the beautiful photographic exhibit “Mbuti: Children of the Rainforest.” The Mbuti are one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo Rainforest region of Africa and their very existence is being threatened. This exhibit, which will be up through the end […]

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