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Martial Arts can be a useful therapeutic tool

Martial Arts can be a useful therapeutic tool

by Frank C. Sacco, Ph.D., CSI President, Scholar in Residence Martial arts is not just an activity, a sport, or even a self-defense strategy. I have used it in many different formats to impact aggression in children with destructive impulse disorders. Traditional martial arts is a philosophy that combines mental and physical training to establish […]

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Difficult Child Behavior

by Frank C. Sacco, Ph.D., CSI President, Scholar in Residence Reaching the Difficult Child Part One: Digital Pressures Urban kids in a digital era are exposed to a constant barrage of stimulation through broadcast or social media.  Everything is now available IMMEDIATELY.  Have a question? Google it.  Need a social group, start creeping on Facebook.  […]

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Curiosity is a helpful mindset for therapists

by Frank C. Sacco, Ph.D., CSI President, Scholar in Residence The origins of psychotherapy lie in the pioneering work of the of the late 19thcentury theorists like Freud, Jung, Rank, Lacan, Anna Freud, Melanie Kline, Bettelheim, Aichorn and Karl Menninger.   They were examining personal experiences and asking the question “why.”  They all developed different concepts, […]

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Ghosts in the Nursery

by Frank C. Sacco, Ph.D., CSI President, Scholar in Residence Scholars Corner Early childhood memories of trauma, fear and pain can live on in a child’s mind throughout their life. Anna Freud coined this term when she provided therapy to children orphaned by the Blitzkrieg bombings of London by the Germans in WW II. Children […]

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