Category Archives: Blog: The Therapist’s Corner

Some Thoughts in a Pandemic Time

Some Thoughts in a Pandemic Time   Gerald J. Gargiulo, Ph.D.   This pandemic has brought many feelings to the fore that we have to integrate as we live out our social distancing. Among these,  anxiety and frustration are certainly near the top.  What many of my colleagues, in their work with patients, are being asked to respond […]


We humans love to tell stories, from Homer’s Iliad and The Odyssey to the latest best selling novel(s) on the New York Times list. We yearn to understand our world – in its physical presence, its spiritual aspects and its psychological makeup, the drama of history. Who are we? Why are we? Where are we […]

A World Without Jews

Given the outrage of the killing of Jews in Pittsburgh this past week ..I thought I would upload an article I wrote just a few years ago that outlines some of the contributing factors to anti-Semitism…..America is a promise of respect for differences and absolute freedom of religion – whenever that is violated – we […]

What Makes Democracy Work

When I was a young man, I recall President Truman saying that we lived in a Christian nation – a remark that was not greeted with much acceptance. Unfortunately, such a sentiment is not just of historical interest. We are witness, today, as we know, to the growth of fundamentalism, what I would classify as […]

Childhood Illness and Parental Anxiety

One of the most difficult things to handle is one’s child’s illness; particularly illnesses that may have a long duration, for example, serious allergies or juvenile diabetes. No matter what medical assurances parents may receive, they frequently are concerned that, somehow, they may have contributed to, or, could contribute or aggravate their child’s condition. This is particularly evident, for […]

Listening To Van Gogh

Recently the Bank of America sponsored a viewing of Van Gogh’s art at the new wing of The Museum of Modern Art, in New York City. This  commentary, written in response to a a similar exhibit a few years ago at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has, I believe, relevance for viewing and responding to […]

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