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Apr 29 2009

Looking for Help With Sexual Assault or Rape in Australia?

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Apr 29 2009

Read this Journal of Psychiatry Article on Memories of Childhood Abuse, Dissociation, Abuse Amnesia and Scientific Corroboration of the Abuse

I recently came across this research article on abuse amnesia and dissociation which you can read in its entirety.

To read, click here.

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Apr 27 2009

Large Group Awareness Trainings (LGATs): Serious Problems Identified by the Research

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Apr 21 2009

Bill Martin, LCSW: My Personal Statement and Brief Bio: April 2009

Welcome to my website log. In this post, you will find information about my education, professional experience and training. I welcome any of your questions.


MSW, Jane Addams School of Social Work, University of Illinois, 1979

BA, Sociology, DePauw University, Graduate with Distinction, 1975

Post-graduate Training:

Marriage and Family Therapy, Chicago Center for Family Health (1995-1996)

Family Therapy, Institute for Juvenile Research Family Systems Program (1984)

Interactional Guided Imagery, Academy for Guided Imagery

Professional Experience:

Private Practice, Psychotherapy, Training, and Consultation (1996 to present)

Core faculty for the Chicago Center for Family Health where I teach, offer workshops and trainings and provide individual and group clinical consultation

Former Lecturer: University of Chicago School of Social Services Administration, Therapy with Adolescents and Families, 2000-2004 (1 course, spring quarter)

Several other clinical, supervisory, and management positions in the social service field.
Licensure: Illinois Licensed Clinical Social Worker ( IL 149-003694)

Personal Statement:

First and most importantly, I really love what I do and respect and value the clients who choose to work with me.

After 29 years in the field, I am familiar with most concerns that bring people into therapy.

Over the last 10 years, I have begun to work with more couples dealing with a variety of issues, including intimacy, affairs, substance abuse, and inability to communicate.

Probably the most common first step in couples work is to assess and improve the way couples speak and listen to each other.

I like to say that I promise to help you learn a way of communicating with each other beginning the very first session.

Learning to listen with empathy, compassion, and calmness goes a long way to reduce the level and intensity of conflict.

Likewise, learning to speak with out pointing the finger in blame is very important.

Couples I work with learn this model quickly.
My work with individuals often focuses on identifying, understanding and resolving problems related to growing up  in vulnerable families where alcohol abuse or other types of physical, emotional or sexual abuse may have occurred.

I have also taught at the graduate school level and continue to teach and supervise therapists and offer workshops in family therapy, imagery, psychodrama and other integrative and expressive therapy.

I have worked in the social service field since 1975. My early work was in the delinquency prevention and child welfare field where I provided counseling for youth and their families as part of several family therapy based programs.

I have been married for 26 years and have a very successful daughter in college, so I have enough life experience to help guide my work.

I have done a lot of work with trauma survivors, so am familiar with the wide range of human experiences we share.

For those of you interested in therapy models, I integrate insight oriented family and cognitive therapy and guided imagery.

I am an enthusiastic reader of all scientific research about psychology and effective therapy models.

I will also attempt to explain all of this to you as we go along, so at the end of our work, you will be able to understand yourself and the world around us much more.

Finally, I love to laugh and will help us find humor in whatever we are struggling to learn, change or transform!

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Apr 21 2009

Do Adults Accurately Remember Being Sexually Abused? Read Linda Meyer Williams’ Research Article, Recall of Childhood Trauma: A Prospective Study of Women’s Memories of Child Sexual Abuse

While there is still some debate among uninformed professionals and the public, there is a growing body of research data supporting the reality of abuse amnesia and delayed recall of memory.

Linda Meyer Williams article presents her research of 129 adult women aged 18-31 years old whose sexual abuse was documented during extensive medical and psychological evaluations at a large metropolitan hospital in the 1970’s.

38% of them experienced abuse amnesia and had no recall their documented sexual abuse.

Read the entire article here.

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Apr 20 2009

Kate Winslet and the Movie, The Reader: The Critics View

Many of the major movie critics identified several flaws in the movie, The Reader.  The flaws included being hard to believe, reductionist (the death of millions of Jews to the issue of literacy), morally ambiguous, and character development lacking depth and sharpness.
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Apr 18 2009

Kate Winslet and The Reader: Is it Sexual Molestation When an Adult Woman has Sex with an Adolescent Boy?

In his review of the movie, The Reader, Daniel M.Kimmel says,

“The story is told in flashback by Michael (Ralph Fiennes), a German attorney. In the 1950s, at the age of 15, he is seduced by Hanna (Winslet), a streetcar conductor. Of course if this were an older man having sex with a 15-year-old girl, he would be considered a child molester. Keeping with our double standards, it is instead seen as the boy’s coming of age. Michael reads aloud to her and Hanna offers her body in return.”
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Apr 17 2009

Josh McDaniels: Demand for “Mutual Respect” May Have Been Felt as Disrespect by Jay Cutler, New Chicago Bears Quarterback

There are many angles to analyze the McJayGate football scandal in Denver, but the lack of sensitivity to the power he had as head coach will haunt Josh McDowell for perhaps the rest of his career. Not the kind of spot on his legacy he planned.

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Apr 14 2009

Pat Bowlen, Owner of the Denver Broncos and Josh McDaniels, New 32 Year Old Head Coach, “The Emperors With No Clothes” Fired by Jay Cutler

Ok, making the symbolism easy, Pat Bowlen and Josh McDaniels represent the shallow, narcissistic leaders in our world who have been exposed as the “emperors without clothes!”

I have really enjoyed this story. Just as McDaniels and Bowlen have been trying to manipulate Jay Cutler, treating him slightly less than a piece of property,

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Apr 12 2009

Couples Connecting: Bruce Koff’s New Blog for LGBTQ Couples

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