I have been involved in a recent discussion with my AFTA colleagues about the culture of medication and "saving psychotherapy from the medication takeover." Regarding medication and couples therapy, one of our Syracuse, NY thinkers, Dave Keith wrote, "medications are sometimes necessary, but rarely sufficient. Relationships are always necessary and sometime sufficient." Well put Dave!
Monday, August 3, 2015
I am honored to have received this distinction 3 years in a row (2013-2015).
Thank you all!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jon Kramer LCSW Receives 2015 Best of Hermosa Beach AwardHermosa Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement
HERMOSA BEACH July 9, 2015 -- Jon Kramer LCSW has been selected for the 2015 Best of Hermosa Beach Award in the Psychotherapists category by the Hermosa Beach Award Program.
Each year, the Hermosa Beach Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Hermosa Beach area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Hermosa Beach Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Hermosa Beach Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Hermosa Beach Award ProgramThe Hermosa Beach Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Hermosa Beach area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
SOURCE: Hermosa Beach Award Program
Friday, June 26, 2015
I was recently interviewed by 2 impressive Podcast hosts for their show, "Talking Therapy." We discussed my experiences as a family and couples therapist.
Here’s the link:
talkingtherapy/Talking_ Therapy_Ep._3_Family_Therapy_ with_Jon_Kramer_LCSW.mp3
You can also get it at iTunes here:
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Parents of college age children, take a deep breath! Frank Bruni has written an excellent article about the pervasive anxiety associated with getting our children into a top 10 college or university. Attempting to gain admission to a top 10 school is a merciless task. And there is some silly notion that not gaining this admission is akin to failure. Refreshingly, Bruni shares in his piece, "it is statistically easier today than it was 30 years ago for an American high school senior who seeks admission to one of the 100 or even 50 most highly regarded colleges to gain it." This is great news for us parents to remember and to remind our children. http://time.com/author/frank-bruni/