The Wisdom of Doubt

Sunday, July 14, 2019 Glendale, California The Wisdom of Doubt Viewing our era as one of extreme polarization has become cliche. Nonetheless, it remains …



Alan Karbelnig, PhD, ABPP

Baby Buddhism

Friday, July 5, 2019 Elkton, Virginia Baby Buddhism Nearing the end of a week in a small house shared with an eight-week old infant, …



Alan Karbelnig, PhD, ABPP

The Malignant Narcissism of Independence Day 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019 Elkton, Virginia The Malignant Narcissism of Independence Day 2019 With the ridiculous, TV-president’s, reality July 4th rally about to begin, …



Alan Karbelnig, PhD, ABPP

Critical Theory Versus Critical Thinking

Sunday, June 30, 2019 Elkton, Virginia Critical Theory Versus Critical Thinking Several years ago, a student at Occidental College told me his major was: …



Alan Karbelnig, PhD, ABPP

Why Governments Need Psychoanalysts

Sunday, June 23, 2019 Glendale, California Why Governments Need Psychoanalysts Not exactly the kind the fictional character Deanna Troi on Star Trek Next Generation, …



Alan Karbelnig, PhD, ABPP

How Virtues Become Vices

How Virtues Become Vices Aristotle, the Greek dude you learned about in school, lived from 384 to 322 BCE. He wrote powerfully about perennial …



Alan Karbelnig, PhD, ABPP

Is Capitalism Killing Mt. Everest Climbers?

Ever since Adam Smith published his famous The Wealth of Nations in 1776, economists have argued about markets. Should they be given total freedom? …



Alan Karbelnig, PhD, ABPP

The Dominance of the Unconscious Mind

Entering my fortieth year of practicing depth psychology, I find it painfully ironic to finally believe in, and surrender to, the dominance of the unconscious …



Alan Karbelnig, PhD, ABPP

What Heart Surgery Taught Me About Delayed PTSD

It took the Vietnam War to barely wake up the globe to the reality of post-traumatic stress conditions—known most commonly as post-traumatic stress disorder …



Alan Karbelnig, PhD, ABPP