Dr. Stanley Goldstein - Author and Psychologist

A Psychologist's Thoughts on Clinical Practice, Behavior, and Life

Should America Adopt China's Way of Education?

September 11, 2017

Tags: school, children, student, China, teacher

The (September 9-10, 2017) Wall Street Journal's article, "Why American Students Need Chinese #Schools," makes several points: that, in China, the teacher rules supreme over the parent, and that effort and drill are considered the educational pathway to success. There, teachers engage in behavior which would cause their arrest for child abuse in America. Yet, (more…)

Advice for the Beginning Psychotherapist:

September 1, 2017

Tags: psychotherapy

(1) Progress in psychotherapy doesnít directly correlate with the amount of talking. (2) A therapist most usually becomes nervous when there is something that they are not picking up. (3) Patients usually know what they should do but canít. (4) Know someone well enough before accepting them as a patient. (5) The initially troublesome patient can turn (more…)