I love science. My wife takes a bestseller novel to the beach to read, I take a book on quantum physics. I love science.
And in my professional practice I’ve always been an old-school conservative psychologist. Show me the data. Scientifically grounded practice.
And my background in early childhood mental health has grounded me in the neuro-development of the brain – Bowlby; Stern; Tronic; Shore; Fonagy (Fonagy’s work on parental “mentalizing” of the child’s psychological state is wonderful).
I love science, and I love scientifically grounded professional practice. There is a beauty and elegance to scientifically grounded practice.
When I was supervising interns and post-doctoral fellows as a pediatric psychologist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, and again when I was supervising interns and post-docs as the Clinical Director for an early childhood assessment and treatment center, I would always hold my trainee’s feet to the fire on diagnosis and…
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