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Suzanne Phillips, PsyD

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Dr. Phillips is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychotherapy and Co-Author of Healing Together. She has been an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Doctoral Program of Long Island University, Brookville, N.Y., since 1991. In addition to her private practice in Northport, she has provided direct services in the aftermath of trauma and disaster to civilians and uniformed service providers and has trained professionals nationally and internationally. In February 2008 she testified before Congress for the needs of military and their families. She has co-authored three books and over 20 articles and writes a blog for Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples). Most recently she co-edited Public Mental Health Service Delivery Protocols: Group Interventions for Disaster Preparedness and Response ( New York: American Group Psychotherapy Association ,2008) and co-authored Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress.( New Harbinger,2008) She has recently appeared on TV Fox 5 Good Day New York for her blog “ Can Pets Improve Your Relationship?” To learn more about Suzanne and her work, visit http://www.couplesaftertrauma.com/.

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Do You and Your Partner Disagree About Time?

  • By: Suzanne Phillips, PsyD
  • What is usually missed is an appreciation of the complication of time as a factor is our lives and relationships.

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Do You Correct Your Partner in Public?

  • By: Suzanne Phillips, PsyD
  • Corrections couples make of each other may be conscious or unconscious, controlling, competitive, playful, mutual or invited.

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Finding a Positive Path Through Life’s Challenges

  • By: Suzanne Phillips, PsyD
  • It is easy to feel happy, content and hopeful when things are going well. What about when life becomes stressful?

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The Relationship of Age and Happiness: A Surprising Finding

  • By: Suzanne Phillips, PsyD
  • Research has increasingly found happiness to be a function of many dimensions. One of them happens to be age

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Laughter as a Powerful and Inexhaustible Resource

  • By: Suzanne Phillips, PsyD
  • As humans we are one of a few species that laughs and we laugh from the time we are babies. Our laughter spans age, gender, language and culture. As humans ...

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Caring How You Look and Caring Who You Love

  • By: Suzanne Phillips, PsyD
  • • “I love you but I don’t love that large Disney Sweatshirt.”• “When did marriage mean you would stop shaving on the weekends?”• “Everything you tried on ...

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