Dr. Leanh Nguyen News Features

I was more compelled, called on, rather than “choosing.”  As an undergraduate, psychology, as well as literature, gave me solace and a beginning framework for making sense of life and the world. And the world when I was starting out in life was quite confusing, even overwhelming and full of loss and questions.  I “chose” clinical psychology as a way to ...

After practicing psychoanalysis for over a decade, and treating people in intensive, long-term therapy, sometimes for many, many years, I began to notice the limitations of the clinical model. The focus on pathology ignores the irrepressible will for life that even the most damaged, the most traumatized people have. The dedication to provide a “cure” or to ...

Donald Trump recently tweeted about four Progressive Democratic Congresswomen known as ‘the squad’: “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” This tweet, as with many of this other public statement, caused outrage among Democrats and Republicans alike. Sparking the hashtag, ...

There have been escalating tensions among global citizens about the recent rise in immigration and refugees. With rising political and social tensions around the world, roughly 65.6 million individuals (as of 2017) have been forcibly displaced from their homes. Donald Trump recently made claims about four progressive Congresswomen, asking them to “go ...

The national political discourse around immigration has grown more inward-looking and divisive across America and Europe; however, we must continue to think inclusively. Donald Trump recently made comments about the four Progressive Democratic Congresswomen known as ‘the squad’, telling them to go back to their countries of origin, ...

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