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Research Report

October, 2015

Marye O’Reilly-Knapp

A pediatrician from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia , Roy Wade Jr, MD has expanded his clinical practice with his research. He is examining the impact of violence, crime and racism on his patients’ health. He states that social factors need to be considered because of their importance in

By |2015-10-13T03:26:19+00:00October 13th, 2015|Research Reports|11 Comments

Final chapters of Richard Erskine’s book

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The last six chapters of Relational Patterns, Therapeutic Presence: Concepts and Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy are considered here. Chapter sixteen “Introjection, psychic presence, and Parent ego states: considerations for psychotherapy” presents a systematic account of works by Freud, Bruer, Farirbairn, Watkins, Berne and others who worked with intrapsychic states of the ego.

By |2015-07-16T20:45:52+00:00July 16th, 2015|Clinical Forum, Research Reports|3 Comments

Relational patterns, therapeutic presence – continued review

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This is the third installment, continuing on with the review of Relational Patterns, Therapeutic Presence: Concepts and Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy. The first eight chapters of the book appear on this blog. I hope reading this book is a discovery process for you as it has been for me. Today I want

By |2015-06-19T11:24:59+00:00June 19th, 2015|Clinical Forum, Research Reports|2 Comments

Review continued

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Back again, this time to report on more chapters of Richard’s book Relational Patterns, Therapeutic Presence: Concepts and Practice of Integrative Psychotherapy. Since all the work is now done in my new kitchen I can get back to reading and writing – two of my favorite things to do. Let me begin

By |2015-06-03T20:16:29+00:00June 3rd, 2015|Research Reports|1 Comment

Research Report

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Research Report
February 2015
Marye O'Reilly-Knapp, PhD, RN

In keeping with the IIPA's conference theme this year, 'Crisis, Hope & Celebration', this report addresses the concept of hope and its relevance to psychotherapy. We all know that hope is important in living. Frankl (1963) writes how prisoners in the concentration camps who lost hope generally

By |2015-02-20T14:42:09+00:00February 20th, 2015|Research Reports|3 Comments

Research report October 2014

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Research Report October 2014 Marye O’Reilly-Knapp, PhD, RN


Recently I read an article on The Science of Awe (Abransom, 2014). The author starts out by describing how nature brought him into a state of awe. Some of the changes that occurred with a sense of awe were connections to others, humility, generosity, and

By |2014-11-01T04:13:54+00:00November 1st, 2014|Research Reports|1 Comment

Research Report June 2014

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Research Report

June 2104
Marye O'Reilly-Knapp, RN, PhD

A report was commissioned by the Canadian Psychological Association and prepared by Hunsley, Elliot and Therrien out of the University of Ottawa on The Efficacy and Effectiveness of Psychological Treatments. Interventions were evaluated for the following problems: depression, bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive

By |2014-06-21T11:15:56+00:00June 21st, 2014|Research Reports|0 Comments

November Research Report

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Research Report
November 2013
Marye O’Reilly-Knapp, PhD, RN

Do you know:
One in eighty-eight children are diagnosed on the autism spectrum.
Autism is a developmental disorder that usually appears before the age of 3.
Autism affects the development of the brain, resulting in impaired communication, social functioning,
and interactions with others.
Autism is prevalent in all racial and ethnic groups.

By |2014-01-05T14:21:26+00:00January 5th, 2014|Clinical Forum, Research Reports|0 Comments

Research Report June 2013

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Research Report
June 2013
Marye O’Reilly-Knapp, PhD, RN

Since some of us will be attending the conference in a few weeks on Vulnerability, Authenticity, and Inter-subjective Contact, this report considers the work of Brene Brown, PhD. For the first part of her research she studied shame and empathy. This six year study guided her to

By |2013-06-13T21:30:31+00:00June 13th, 2013|Clinical Forum, Research Reports|1 Comment