On APA’s recommendation for treating trauma

The American Psychological Association recently recommended only one form of treatment for people with post traumatic stress disorder, saying that it is the only one that is “evidence based.” Jonathan Shedler, the author of the following article, is a renowned researcher on therapeutic outcomes and a harsh critic of APA’s recommendation, as well as much of the empirically weak base for much of what is supposedly “evidence based.” I recommend this clear little article by Shedler, with whom I could not agree more.

Psychology of place: self, psyche, and world

This interview with Jon Mills, Ph.D., was conducted in Cape Town during the International Association of Jungian Studies conference, 2017. Its focus is on the psychology of place and shows the influence of Heidegger and Boss in my reading of Jung. It is indebted to the late Professor Dreyer Kruger. (If you click over the heading above, then this note will appear again with “The interview” highlighted as the link.)

What to do with memory: thoughts for our veterans on Memorial Day

Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP Most veterans don’t know what to do with memory. Some hope to forget, but also cannot bear to be forgotten. Some hope to forget by hurling themselves back into civilian life, often drunkenly, but going down that path is … [Continue reading]

Publication announcement on my work with combat veterans and their families.

I have written a chapter on an archetypal approach to helping those suffering from the psychological wounds of war. The chapter details a Jungian perspective, drawing from our knowledge of the universal structure of the experience of war and the … [Continue reading]

The qualities veterans possess

This article appeared on Memorial Day 2016 in the local newspaper, The Tribune Review. It is pasted below. --- When I ask students at Duquesne University if they or a family member are veterans, there is usually a sprinkling of hands. More hands … [Continue reading]

Project 22 interview

https://vimeo.com/147509752 … [Continue reading]

Descartes and phenomenological psychology

NOTES ON DESCARTES AND PSYCHOLOGY: AN EXISTENTIAL PHENOMENOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE (with reference to some of the cases in Yalom’s Love’s Executioner) Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP (2008--updated 2014) (Students: If you quote from this page, be sure to … [Continue reading]

The soldier’s grief

Roger Brooke, Duquesne University [This is what I said at the Sunday morning service at Memorial Park Church in Allison Park, Pittsburgh during a service to welcome home returning warriors. The service was Christian, of course, but drew from the … [Continue reading]

Cost-effectiveness of psychological services

Cost-effectiveness of psychological services: a summary review of the literature Presented to Dr. Sam Knapp, Director of Professional Affairs, Pennsylvania Psychological Association March 1, 2013 Roger Brooke and Jeremy Axelrad, Duquesne … [Continue reading]

Memorial Day Thoughts

This appeared in the Duquesne Times, June 1, 2011. In our fast paced culture, speed wobbling towards an uncertain future, it is good to have at least a few days dedicated to memory. Religious and other public holidays are mostly celebrations, but … [Continue reading]