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Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Pasadena, California
Kalea Chapman, Psy. D, is a psychotherapist at Rose City Center, near Old Town Pasadena in California. He is about to complete a post-doc at Rose City Center.
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Video: Psychoanalysis in the 1940s by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Would you want your therapist to talk like this? Some fluff from the heyday of psychoanalysis. Images like this still represent psychoanaly ... Read on »
Return to Form by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health After a somewhat dormant post-every-other-month period, I’m looking to update the blog more regularly. As of today, I’ve switched to a new design. So thi ... Read on »
From Brainless to Mindless by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health From today’s New York Times, an article from  Daniel Carlat, M.D., titled, “Mind Over Meds.” Dr. Carlat has a new book coming out this May, “Unhinged: the Trouble ... Read on »
Patient or Client? by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It’s something that I’ve been curious about for some time – what mental health professionals (an inaccurate classification – we deal largely with emotional healt ... Read on »
The Continued Evolution of Trauma by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In appreciation that Bessel val der Kolk, trauma expert, will be speaking at the Evolution of Psychology conference this week, I’m posting this: Bessel van der Kolk, ... Read on »
Newsweek on Therapists’ Aversion to Science by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health In the psychological community this article is relatively old news, but it has stirred up a very lively debate. For the moment, I’m just posting Ken Pope’s summary ... Read on »
Internet-Driven Loss of Human Connection by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health That’s not the gist of the article, actually. It’s a phrase taken from a brief piece on Salon.com by Charles Barber, the author of Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry is Me ... Read on »
iPods for Autism? by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here’s an interesting piece from the Boston Herald. I got wind of this through Ken Pope’s listserv. The edits are his, too: Sue Pederson knows that the teenage boys i ... Read on »
DSM-V Badly Off Track by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health According to Ken Pope, that’s the title of an interview with Allen Frances at Psychiatric Times. Dr. Frances was chair of the DSM-IV Task Force and of the department of ... Read on »
DSM-V: A New Animal? by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health A few interesting tidbits I got from Ken Pope’s digest of a Los Angeles Times article on the current construction of the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual: But ... Read on »
Doubt Is Our Product by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here’s a brief quote from a Psychology Today interview with David Healy, author of Let Them Eat Prozac. I got wind of the interview from the ever vigilant Furious ... Read on »
Lexapro For Teens by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here’s an excerpt from Furious Seasons  on why not antidepressants for kids: Because anti-depressants represent America’s quick fix culture: compare our approach wi ... Read on »
ADHD: Medicate or Nature Walk? by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health From a New York Times article on the importance of recess, an interesting assertion regarding the effectiveness of medication v. nature  walks for ADHD: A small stu ... Read on »
When Testing is Damaging: “Stereotype Threat” by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health From a Washington Post article by Shankar Vedantam “How a Self-Fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down Performance” on some research that suggests that standardized tests th ... Read on »
When Your Husband Has to Hide the Belts by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health If you had any doubt that having bipolar disorder (manic depression) is extremely difficult, check out this heartbreaking post from Marissa Miller at Depression Introspe ... Read on »
New Office by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I’ve just opened a new office. A fruitful and pleasant post-doc with Rose City Counseling Center has ended, and I’ve just completed my second week in private practice. T ... Read on »
Senior Care: Profit or Non-Profit? by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here’s an excerpt (courtesy of Ken Pope) from an article in U.S.A. Today. In brief, the finding is that for-profit elder care facilities deliver inferior care. The artic ... Read on »
Strict, Lax, or Flexible Parenting Styles? by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Popular, popular, popular. For some reason, this is consistently the most popular post on this blog.  I guess there are a lot of parents out there with questions. Perhap ... Read on »
Making the Making of DSM-V Transparent by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Passing on some information on efforts to make transparent the production of the next Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (or DSM). As you may know, the last two editions ... Read on »
Recession and Sense of Self by Dr. Kalea Chapman Doctor of Psychology Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Self doubt. Diminished sense of self. Fear and diminished expectations. Depression. Anxiety. Lack of sleep. These are some of the symptoms being predicted as a result of ... Read on »