What follows are some writings and presentations by experts in the areas of relationships, family functioning, psychotherapy, and Buddhist psychology that I have found interesting and highly applicable to the issues my patients are addressing in treatment: 

Buddhist Psychology, Meditation, and Mindfulness
I was recently interviewed by "Slayed" magazine about meditation.  The full interview is available for review, as is the abridged portion that was ultimately published.

Couple Therapy
In this videotaped  interview, Esther Perel talks with the renowned couple therapist Terry Real about his approach to working with complex relational problems and flawed partners.

Dating, Romantic Love, and Relationships
A psychologist offers  guidelines for navigating the challenging world of online dating.

Adolescence, Parenting, and the Family
The "Failure to Launch" syndrome is no longer merely a funny movie idea, but now is becoming a major problem among modern America families.

The dynamic of "enmeshment" in the family system is described with depth and clarity.

The Workplace
An entrepreneur provides a sketch of how codependency is manifested in the workplace.

Life Development
A psychologist explains how the midlife crisis is much more than just a chronological event.

Blogger Mark Manson aptly describes the emotional and psychological challenges of transitions across the lifespan.

Film Clip: "Dead Poets Society"
Perhaps the most memorable illustration of authentic "teaching"  available. 

Next Meetings of the Men's Group and the Dating & Relationship Group
Group meetings are scheduled for the first and third Saturday of every month (Men's Group: 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM; Dating & Relationship Group: 12:00 to 1:15 PM) at The Water Garden Business Center, 23421 South Pointe Drive, Suite 130, Laguna Hills, CA 92653.  However, the groups will not be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 due to the holiday weekend.  Groups will resume on Saturday, July 16, 2016. 

Please note that the information and professional opinions offered in the content featured in this newsletter are intended for educational purposes only and do not constitute therapeutic recommendations nor necessarily reflect the clinical opinion of Dr. Tobin in all circumstances. 
James Tobin, Ph.D., PSY 22074 | 949-338-4388 | jt@jamestobinphd.com 
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