PSYCHVINE

Tag: narcissism

Fred begins this session by asking Dr. Smelt, “How’s it going, Doc? Did you have a good week?” “Just fine, Fred. But I’d like to know how your week went.” “Nothing much happened. Work has been a real bitch though.” “I remember you work for the city in I.T. What kinds of problems have you been having?” Dr. Smelt queries. “I’m overloaded with crap. Too many meetings, too many bosses. Morale sucks. What else do you want to know?” “I…

Only rarely would Dr. Smelt take a referral from the courts. She tended to avoid clients with questionable motivation for therapy which she often found to be the case with such referrals. However, today she makes an exception because the judge made a special plea for her to see this particular patient. The background information that Dr. Smelt received from the court included some of the following: Client name: Fred J. Age: 44 Background information: Fred was arrested for the…

It started out innocently enough. Nora’s baby was asleep and her husband was working. She was bored and surfing the internet. She started a search for a meet-up group of mothers with babies. Nora recently moved to a new city and she didn’t have any friends. As she scrolled through the possible groups, she happened to notice a few meet-up sites for finding friends. She clicked on one called FindingNetFriends, and was surprised to discover the purpose of the site…

Let’s say you’ve completely backed up your home computer to its external hard drive, then had your computer  cleaned and wiped out for a total reinstall. Later that day, you return to your computer and attempt to restore the contents of your external hard drive. Suddenly, you can’t find any of your data on that hard drive. Decades’ worth of photos, music, e-mails, documents, and cherished memories seemingly vanished. You ask your computer savvy husband for help. He says, “I’m…