MOL focusses on the distress underlying any particular symptom pattern rather than the symptoms themselves

Highly successful MOL workshops

I’ve just returned from the UK where I delivered two highly successful MOL workshops. A one-day introductory workshop was conducted at the University of Manchester and a three-day workshop was conducted at the University College London. The response at both workshops was overwhelmingly positive with one participant at the London workshop describing the event as […]

Posted 08.08.17

A Blog Article About Self Determination

A new article has been posted to the In Control blog. You can find it here https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201707/self-determination-is-not-basic-human-right The article discusses the fact that self-determination is much more than a basic human right. Self-determination is part of our design as living creatures. More harmonious social living may be achieved by recognising our own and others’ self-determining natures.

Posted 05.07.17

Breaking News! Another three day workshop in London.

Due to the incredibly positive response from last year’s three day workshop, another similar event has been planned for London this year. You can find details of the workshop here: http://www.babcp.com/Membership/SIG/Control-Theory.aspx if you scroll down just a bit. The dates of the workshop are 31 July to 2 August. The venue will be the University College London. […]

Posted 27.06.17

Another Blog Article Rethinking Empathy

I’ve just posted another article to my In Control blog on the Psychology Today website. You can find the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201706/out-empathy In the article I use the opportunity to consider empathy from an unconventional perspective. I suggest that empathy may actually contribute to problems rather than alleviating them because it allows people to assume that they […]

Posted 06.06.17

Another Blog Article

Another article has been posted to the In Control blog on the Psychology Today website. You can find the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201705/we-all-talk-ourselves The article takes up a point that was raised in the March blog article about the questions we might ask ourselves. It seems that we’re good at asking ourselves questions but not so […]

Posted 27.05.17

New MOL Publication

A new publication about MOL has just been published. The citation for the article is: Carey, T. A., Tai, S. J., Mansell, W., Huddy, V., Griffiths, R., & Marken, R. S. (2017, April 27). Improving Professional Psychological Practice Through an Increased Repertoire of Research Methodologies: Illustrated by the Development of MOL. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. […]

Posted 06.05.17

Another blog article

I recently had a brief conversation about changing behaviour with a colleague so I decided to collect my thoughts in a blog article. You can find the article here:  https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201704/why-you-should-never-try-change-your-behavior In the article I explore the dynamics of changing behaviour and how, from an inside perspective, it’s wants not behaviours that need to change. Perceptual […]

Posted 04.04.17

A New Blog Article About Living In The Past

A new article has just been added to my In Control blog on Psychology Today. You can find the article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201703/no-one-lives-in-the-past. In the article I address those common expressions about “living in the past” or “letting go of the past”. Actually, the past is the past. The reason that past events are constantly remembered […]

Posted 01.04.17

We Are All Controlling People

I’ve just posted another article to my In Control blog. The article is here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201702/controlling-people. In this article I explain why even having a noncontrolling attitude is a control process. I consider an interaction between a staff member and a manager if a manager thinks staff should solve their own problems but the staff member wants […]

Posted 25.02.17

A New Article on My In Control Blog

I’ve just posted a new article on my In Control blog. The article is titled “Mind the Gap” and it’s all about the business of keeping the difference between what we want and what we’ve got as small as possible. Sometimes people get the idea that the difference is a bad thing. It’s not at […]

Posted 26.01.17

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  • Marken, R. S., & Carey, T. A.
    Controlling People: The paradoxical nature of being human.

    Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.