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clinical psychology / life stuff / Secret Garden

Kicking Goals – What even is your “potential”?

I keep reinforcing a message to myself over the past year or so that it’s really important to self-evaluate a lot, and lay off the nitpicking self-criticism I’ve been doing my whole life (which was very much a learned habit from early childhood onwards) to actually look for the things I do well. You can’t … Continue reading

clinical psychology / Secret Garden / social psychology / Sociology / Uncategorized

Work “in Disability”

A conversation with a ridiculously inspiring leader in Australian vocational disability training yesterday really reinforced my own beliefs that the conversation is far from over between the people I work for and the society who still doesn’t understand them. I think, however, that most of that general population really wants to. And I think that … Continue reading

social psychology / Sociology

Cashless Welfare Card: A Shortsighted Solution to a Complex Problem.

[Image from adelaidenow.com.au] The complexity of problems in relationships between people is amplified when the same nature of complexity applies to large groups of people, or to entire societies. In their search for cost-effective solutions, individuals or teams charged with the responsibility for these solutions may find that oversimplification of complex problems is a tempting … Continue reading