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March 25, 2016
by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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Does Political Discourse Have a Place at the Dinner Table?

March 25, 2016 19:33 by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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Trump. Sanders. Clinton. Cruz. The fervor and fright around these presidential hopefuls is rapidly intensifying as the nation approaches Republican and Democratic conventions this Summer. Divisive topics are often discouraged in polite dialogue due to the relational conflict they may promote, as noted by the old adage, “Never talk about politics or religion at the dinner table.” However, new research sheds light [More]

August 6, 2015
by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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Restoration Therapy: A Revolutionary New Model For Marriage Counseling?

August 6, 2015 11:00 by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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After years of intensive counseling work with couples at a renown marriage retreat center in Texas, Dr. Terry Hargrave and co-author Terry Pfitzer pioneered Restoration Therapy and published their foundational book describing the concepts and techniques. Developed "from the tradition of Contextual Family Therapy, the Restoration approach provides the therapist with clarity of assessment of individual and relational issues yet utilizes sound mindfulness strategies to produce real and long-lasting systemic change," writes Hargrave. [More]

March 26, 2015
by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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Mad Men Ending This Season- The Psychology of Don Draper's Relational Issues

March 26, 2015 07:55 by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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AMC’s most popular and stylish drama, Mad Men, is approaching its final episodes, and throughout the course of the series viewers have observed suave playboy, Don Draper, reliably destroy relationships with his prolific and alluring love interests. Underneath the façade of mid-century perfection, Mad Men reveals the demise of modern relationship constructs that are only more prevalent today. [More]