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

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

Life is formulaic – read why on my In Control Blog

Another article has just been posted to my In Control Blog. The article can be found here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201701/do-you-ever-find-life-be-bit-formulaic. In the article I explain the two equations that describe the process of control which is the essence of life. The equations are straightforward to understand but their implications are important to reflect on in order to […]

Posted 03.01.17

A new article has been posted to the Psychology Today “In Control” blog

A new article titled, somewhat paradoxically, “You’re Never In Control” has just been posted to the In Control blog on Psychology Today. The article explains the paradox and discusses the process of controlling as being synonymous with the process of living rather than being a state like love that we can move in or out […]

Posted 22.12.16

Hold that Thought! is now an ebook

I was very excited yesterday to find out that Hold that Thought! is now an ebook. The full title is “Hold that Thought! Two steps to effective counseling and psychotherapy with the Method of Levels”. Although it was published in 2008 it’s still a really up-to-date and highly accessible introduction to the Method of Levels […]

Posted 30.11.16

Patient-Led Appointment Scheduling

Another article has just been published about patient-led appointment scheduling. People familiar with this work will recognise the message being expressed but it was a great opportunity to communicate these ideas in another forum. The article can be found here http://www.corporatelivewire.com/medical/med-guides.html?id=psychology-2016. One of the themes of the article is that the evidence accumulated through RCTs […]

Posted 22.11.16

Controlling Students

A new article has just been posted to my In Control blog on the Psychology Today site. You can find it here https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-control/201611/controlling-students. The article discusses the fact that both students and teachers are controllers and it focusses on a particular interaction between a student, a teacher, and a principal as an illustration of how […]

Posted 09.11.16

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

    Brisbane: Australian Academic Press.