Interpersonal Effectiveness

By Joe Alberts Clinical Psychologist, The Resilience Centre To use interpersonal skills effectively we have to decide the relative importance of: Achieving our objective Maintaining our relationship with the person(s)we are interacting with, and Maintaining our self-respect It is important...

Why the Marlboro Man Never Saw a Psychologist

Clinical psychologist, Joe Alberts talks to Leigh Hatcher about the difficulties many men have recognizing they need help, when they are conditioned to fixing things themselves.

STOP. START. CONTINUE

  People are amazing! One thing amongst many that sets us apart from the other creations is our ability to reflect on the past and learn from our experience as well as dream about a desired future and work towards...

Living with chronic pain

Sally (not her real name) walked slowly into my office and chose an upright, less comfortable chair. She took quite a while to find a comfortable posture and then looked at me with eyes that knows suffering. After the normal...

Choose life

CHOOSE LIFE Posted by Joe Alberts, Clinical Psychologist. You are urged to choose life so that you and your children will live. (Deuteronomy 30:19) Even though living life is becoming more challenging and you may feel increasingly out of control,...

Coping with Difficult People

Posted by Joe Alberts, Clinical Psychologist If you are like the rest of us, you will have to cope with difficult people from time to time. Some people are mildly annoying, but then there are also those who go to...