Author Archives: Joseph A DePinto, LCSW

My old neighborhood

This is where I grew up from 5 years old until I left for college. It shaped who I am today.

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Frankenstein 2021

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The Truth About The Economy

My dear Friend Steve Lattman wrote this piece about the reality of 21st century economics. This needs to be read and read and read again. Very well written from a person I admire and who has a window on economics … Continue reading

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Termination Of Treatment: A Study Of The Problems Encountered And Their Management

In August 1978 I completed my Research Project for my Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Thirty eight years later and it has reached the Internet. I’m actually quite proud of it because it concerned an area of clinical practice that at … Continue reading

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…on being a school social worker

This post is written for my Mesa Community College and Arizona State University social work students so that they can truly understand and appreciate the journey they have started. It is dedicated to the students of Bostrom Alternative Center (19 yrs) … Continue reading

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When You Lose A Beloved Dog

All I can say is that I know how it feels when a personal dog dies and that it never gets easier, the older I get. However let it be a comfort to you that the pain will turn into … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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F.D.A. Seeks Tighter Control on Prescriptions for Class of Painkillers

They are basically talking about the reclassification of hydrocodone-containing painkillers as “Schedule II” medications from their current classification as “Schedule III” drugs. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday recommended tighter controls on how doctors prescribe the most commonly used narcotic … Continue reading

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Psychotherapy’s Image Problem

An interesting article about the decline in patients seeking psychotherapy. Psychotherapy’s Image Problem

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Where Are The New Advances in Psychotropics?

All of our current antidepressants, antipsychotics and anti-anxiety drugs share the same molecular targets in the brain as their prototypes from the 1950s. Read the article here in the NY Times.

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