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August 14, 1996 | SHARI ROAN, TIMES HEALTH WRITER
The 15,000 psychologists attending the annual American Psychological Assn. meeting here departed Tuesday with a major question looming: Is what they do--talk therapy--becoming less relevant in the treatment of mental health disorders?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2000 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
As if the World Wide Web has not already seeped into nearly every aspect of our collective consciousness, now comes an enterprising group of mental health professionals using the Net to delve into our psyches.
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March 25, 1994 | From Associated Press
A father faced off in court Thursday against his daughter's two therapists, charging that they conned her into remembering childhood sexual abuse that never happened. The lawsuit filed by former wine company executive Gary Ramona is among the first to challenge the validity of so-called recovered memories. Some national experts say the time is right. "There are a certain number of therapists who see sexual abuse in every patient they see," said Dr.
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August 29, 1997 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ruth Conte, the former actress Ruth Storey who appeared in such films as "Bells Are Ringing" and "In Cold Blood," then went on to become a psychotherapist, has died. She was 84. Conte, who was married for several years to the late actor Richard Conte, died Saturday of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Born and reared in New York, Storey moved to Los Angeles with Conte and made more than a dozen motion pictures in the 1950s and '60s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2000
Penelope Russianoff, 82, a psychotherapist and writer who advised women to assert themselves and reject the lessons of helplessness that they learned as children. Born in Baltimore, Russianoff was a gangly girl who at the age of 14 was 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighed 100 pounds. She later recalled the pain of being "laughed at on the street" for her appearance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 21, 1990
Patricia Baker, a psychotherapist and a volunteer counselor for several groups associated with the Roman Catholic Church, has died in her Woodland Hills house. She was 50. Born Patricia Vogt in New Orleans, La., she died Saturday of cancer, Bruce Baker, her husband of 30 years, said. She attended Baylor University in Waco, Tex., where she met and married her husband. She graduated in 1962 with a bachelor's of science degree in English and education.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 4, 1998
A Glendale man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Wednesday for the June 1997 slaying of a Los Feliz psychotherapist. Joshua Geier, 19, shot Jeffrey Green once in the head last year and then wiped his own fingerprints from doorknobs and glasses, removed shell casings from Green's Los Feliz home and repositioned Green's body to make it appear as though he died while trying to sexually assault someone, according to testimony during the Los Angeles Superior Court trial.
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February 2, 1997
The Jan. 14 article "A New Study--and Debate--on Toilet Training" included the advice that parents should not act repelled by the soiled diaper. There's a problem here: Feces, even those of your cherished toddler, are inherently repellent. That's why we have toilets and train our tots to use them. My experience as a child psychotherapist for 25 years has included children whose parents have been unable to help them accomplish toilet training. Most of these parents have sought to protect the child from experiencing any moments of discomfort during this process.
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December 14, 1986 | WILLIAM E. SMART, The Washington Post
"If one person changes in a relationship," says Doris Wild Helmering, "the relationship changes. I don't think there is one couple around that hasn't had a fight and then later said, 'Gosh, I can't remember how this whole thing got started.' "Still," the St. Louis-based psychotherapist says, "no matter how severe your marriage problems might seem, most of us love our spouses and want to remain married."
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November 22, 1987 | From Reuters
A team of psychotherapists is offering expert help for Britons who dread the prospect of Christmas and the stress of seasonal festivity. Experts at a natural health center in Nottingham, central England, say that with just over a month of worry until Christmas, they can assist people who dread the annual round of shopping, cooking, visiting relatives and over-indulgence in food and drink.
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