Dreaming in the 21st Century: Dream Tending

When we approach dreams, we are entering what Freud called a “foreign country” the unconscious, the repository for our unacceptable impulses. Jung expanded the idea of the unconscious and described it as “that cosmic night which was psyche long before there was any ego-consciousness and which will remain psyche no matter how far our ego-consciousness more »

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Dreaming in the 21 Century: Forgotten Dreams

“The ecology of forgotten dreams is the Infinite.” Gordon Lawrence We spend on average one third of our lives sleeping, and about 25% of this time in REM sleep, dreaming. Between 5 and 10% of our dreams are remembered. When remembered, they are often recalled in fragments and quickly forgotten. Or, if not forgotten, they more »

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Dreaming in the 21st Century: Setting the Stage

Imagine the following… You are standing on the shore of consciousness.  There is a bridge that extends from morning to the end of cosmic night and from consciousness to the bottomless depths of unconsciousness. You begin the trek on this bridge, this royal road.  You notice Freud and Jung, as well as others. There are more »

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Affordable Care, Accountability: Whither Autonomy?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) hangs uncertainly over the environment. Increased regulation and consolidation of care is most likely the future and will create a different landscape for health care providers, particularly psychotherapists. California has already received millions of dollars from the US government to set up a health insurance exchange that will be the more »

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The Difficult Profession: A Plea for an Extreme Measure of Tolerance

It is a challenging and unique aspect of our profession to have one’s professional identity so intimately linked with one’s personal self. The therapist’s identity is an amalgam of professional role that is intertwined with a personal sense of self.  The professional and the personal dimensions of self are variables in a complex non-linear equation more »

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Larry Brooks, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
License # PSY 8161

138 N. Brand #300
Glendale, CA 91203
(818) 243-0839


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