Interview with Richard Driscoll, Ph.D.

What do you feel is your most outstanding quality as a psychologist and writer on relationships.
It is said that there are two sides to every controversy, your own side and something else off in the haze that makes no sense. In my work with couples, I have trained myself to see how each side of a relationship makes sense, and to show each partner how the other makes sense. And from there, it is a much easier job to find ways for each to concede something, and meet halfway.
What do your fans mean to you?
As a marriage counselor, I see so many individuals fighting each other for a fair deal, who have no reasonable standard for what a fair deal should look like. Some concede where they should make a stand, and many see only their own interests, run over their partners, and never concede. My fans, at least the few I have, are a chance for me to do some good and help a few readers gauge what is right and fair, and live better together.
What are you working on next?
I am making simple videos, that each present a relationship problem and suggest a solution. Look for Richard Driscoll on YouTube.
Who are your favorite authors?
Helen Smith, who sewed the patches together to make sense of where relationships are headed
Warren Farrell, a pioneer
Christina Hoff Sommers, because she cares about the outcome
Steven Pinker, for his intuitive psychology
I admire optimists, although I consider myself more of a realist
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Staying in bed is pleasant for awhile, but unfortunately, it grows old quickly.
Published 2014-09-02.
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Books by This Author

Would You Meet Me Halfway? Conflict Resolution between Men and Women
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 63,230. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations, Essay » Sociology
Who's right? What's fair? Are men and women really that different, and if so, where do we compromise? Would You Meet Me Halfway? shines a flashlight on the power struggles between men and women, revealing one misconception after another and willing to surprise you. The authors are also masters of understanding miscommunications, and show how to see through the confusion and navigate around it
Guidelines for Psychotherapy in Ordinary Language: An Integrative Approach
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 65,480. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology
The foundation in ordinary language and common sense builds upon our existing competencies, and is used to integrate theoretical formulations. The guidelines specify the tasks of therapy, and integrate the various techniques by which the objectives might be accomplished. Psychotherapy, like other activities, is a sequence of intentional actions meant to accomplish specifiable objectives.