Private Practice: It’s a Cool Feeling…

OK, then. 62 years old, have worked in numerous private practices, but always somebody ELSE’S private practice. Those of you who know me would not be surprised to hear that I have an entrepreneurial spirit (sort of renegade, make your own rules), but MIGHT be surprised that I have never actually BEEN an entrepreneur, or…
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Thoughts on Private Practice & Whether to Take Insurance

Thoughts on Private Practice & Whether to “Take Insurance”   In a Social Media Group for Private Practitioners, I recently asked whether folks were mostly seeing clients through their insurance or through “private pay.” The majority of those who responded said “Private Pay Only”, and some of them almost seemed a little, well,…
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Coventry: Coming of Age in 1968

Coventry: Coming of Age in 1968 --by Dr. James Michael Nolan   I was 15. We drove to Coventry, A neighborhood on Cleveland’s east side, Maybe with Rick Smudz, or Gregg Gresko? I forget. It was Cleveland’s Haight-Ashbury. I didn’t know shit, But I…
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The Original Maverick: Samuel Maverick

We know the term "Maverick" to mean free-spirit, unorthodox thinker, rule-breaker. But most people do not know the origin of the term. Here's that story...      So, somebody owed old Samuel Maverick some money, and to square up the debt, he gave Maverick some cattle, which, actually, Samuel had little use for.…
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The Future of Right Brain People…

Daniel Pink makes a great case for the increasing prominence of right-brained skills in the USA at this time in history. He argues that primarily left-brained, “knowledge workers”, who learned/mastered a body of knowledge or knowledge of processes the rest of us do not know, have long been able to turn that knowledge into a…
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Why Do People Get Better?

Probably Don’t Get Better for the Reasons You Think Jerome Frank was one of my heroes in graduate school, and maintains that position in my personal “Pantheon of Breakaway Thinkers.”It was 1961, and representatives of “Schools of Thought” (which were more accurately “cults of personalities”) would argue/debate/discuss the merits of…
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