A fun thought going into the holidays: maybe mentalizing is like a superpower! First came this article from the Harvard Business Review, discussing a study with results showing that teams work better with increasing numbers of women. Now, a large dataset from Medicare has shown us that women may be better doctors, too! In a study discussed on NPR today, female doctors were better at end of life care, even after adjusting for all the usual factors. Had male doctors performed
Are there some clients you really struggle with? You see them week after week and you're not sure if you're getting anywhere? Or does it seem like you're getting somewhere, but even though it all sounds fantastic in your session, the drinking or the arguments or the whatever it is doesn't actually stop? Ever had a patient who could recite all the fancy skills you taught them left, right and backwards, but he or she doesn't use them in crises? Enter mentalizing. Mentalizing is
I'm so excited to have returned to Los Angeles! Since this first post is on a Friday, let's get started with a quote from one of my favorite mentalizing movies, Crash: "Graham, I think we got rear ended. I think we spun around twice, and somewhere in there, one of us lost our frame of reference. And I'm going to look for it."