Psychologist in private practice in Albany, Saranac Lake,  New York, is noted for her work in child welfare, mental health, and substance abuse. She has served as a consultant to organizations in preventative and clinical strategic planning. Dr. O'Gorman is a cofounder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and has held positions ranging from clinical director of child welfare agency to interim director of a crime victims organization to director of prevention for NIAAA. Dr. O'Gorman is author of The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power.

If ever there was a day designed to potentially dig into our insecurities as women, it is Valentine’s Day.  Here is the day that we are told, reassured, that we are worthy, by having another’s love of us acknowledged.  Some of use will even hold our breath until that love is demonstrated by a token …
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Psychologist in private practice in Albany, Saranac Lake,  New York, is noted for her work in child welfare, mental health, and substance abuse. She has served as a consultant to organizations in preventative and clinical strategic planning. Dr. O'Gorman is a cofounder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and has held positions ranging from clinical director of child welfare agency to interim director of a crime victims organization to director of prevention for NIAAA. Dr. O'Gorman is author of The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power.

Our past trauma can be triggered in a variety of ways. Just after The Feast of the Epiphany (January 6), a patient brought in an article sent to her by a friend in California; and she was triggered.   The article concerned a priest who actually blamed women for abuse they experienced at the hands of …
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Binge Drinking – Taking Away Your Own Power

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Patricia O'Gorman, PhD in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
Psychologist in private practice in Albany, Saranac Lake,  New York, is noted for her work in child welfare, mental health, and substance abuse. She has served as a consultant to organizations in preventative and clinical strategic planning. Dr. O'Gorman is a cofounder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics, and has held positions ranging from clinical director of child welfare agency to interim director of a crime victims organization to director of prevention for NIAAA. Dr. O'Gorman is author of The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power.

Binge Drinking – Taking Away Your Own Power By Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D. Author of The Resilient Woman:  Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power (publication date 3.5.13)  Most women read “Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of preventable death in the United States and is a risk factor for many health and societal …
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Denial: Is it Always Pathological?

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Tian Dayton in Addiction | Addiction Discussions | Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
Tian Dayton, MA, PhD, TEP, is the Director of the New York Psychodrama Training Institute and the Program Development for Breathe Life Healing Centers and executive editor of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. She serves on the board of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics and is the author of 15 books. Dr. Dayton is the creator of the Internet's first interactive self-help website, www.emotionexplorer.com. Learn more at www.tiandayton.com.

Denial is a word that people in recovery use often. It  refers to an addict denying their own increasing use and abuse and it’s affect on their life and the lives of those around them, or an enabler denying the progression and impact of  an addict’s escalating addiction. But is denial always pathological? Are there …
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In the last 20 years or more a lot of information has come to the surface about the somewhat hidden issue of porn addiction for men. Although there had been options for guys to get their hands on porn long before the internet age, easy access to both free and paid website offering every type …
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Want to be a Genius?

November 10th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

These three genius steps may contain the germ of what indeed separates the really competent (dare we say genius) addiction counselor from the rest of the pack.
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A Nod to Tommy Szasz

September 30th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

I want to believe ol’ Tommy crusaded against this kind of “reasoning” (close mindedness) through out his entire career.
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Questions (Again)

August 15th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Something good and worthwhile.
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Do not confuse denial and overconfidence. Distinguish the difference and better treat your client base.
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