Author Archives: Kevin Kervick

About Kevin Kervick

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Teacher, Mentor, Community Builder.

Positive Disruption?

I was delighted to see that my professional association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, an organization I left in 2014 and recently re-joined, is gearing it next national conference toward innovation. They even used the word, “disruption” … Continue reading

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Goodbye to postmodernism

One thing should be clear to critical thinking psychotherapists. Postmodernism has contaminated our field. We have been used by cultural Marxists to infect our clients with victim thinking. They asked us to deconstruct everything – even what is real. They … Continue reading

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Opening office in Groton, MA

I wanted to let readers now that I am now open for business in Groton, Massachusetts. As part of my introduction to the area, I am offering the Interpersonal Wisdom Workshop on November 16, 2018.

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It is time for a revolution for mental health.

This is my common sense plan to improve the mental health of the American Community. We need to apply common sense mental health analysis to all conditions and reject political correctness. We need to implement positive psychology mental health promotion … Continue reading

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Saving Psychotherapy

I wanted to recommend a great new book that should be must reading for anyone who cares about the psychotherapy profession. Author Benjamin Caldwell, Psy.D., has just released a book entitled Saving Psychotherapy that is certain to change the field. … Continue reading

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Psychotherapy Networker is singing my song about wisdom

“Even if all interested parties only want symptom relief, ignoring the cultivation of wisdom may still be a problem. Focusing exclusively on empirically supported techniques runs the risk of failing to develop the primary instrument of treatment—us. Even as much … Continue reading

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Is it time for psychiatry to lose its monopoly?

There was a fascinating May 11 New York Times article that should be of interest to those of us who work in the mental health field. The article was written by Allen Frances, MD, who was chairman of the task force … Continue reading

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The psychotherapist

It is time that we ask the hard questions about who we are and what we do.  Health care reform is upon us.  Change is here.  How do we want to be known?  This is from my paper, Interpersonal Wisdom, … Continue reading

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Continuously Maneuvering

One of the hallmarks of interpersonal wisdom is what I call continuously maneuvering within the evolving (therapeutic) relationship.  Scholars talk about this capacity as part of emotional or social intelligence.  I think some people are born with the ability to … Continue reading

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When a prospective client asks…..

How do we know family therapy works with any type of presenting problem? I would try to answer honestly this way based on the available research. 1.  We know that people who receive psychotherapy tend to be better off than people … Continue reading

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