Ross Rosenberg – The Illinois Counseling Association’s Outstanding Professional Counseling Publication Award

Ross Rosenberg, LCPC, CADC, CSAT Candidate is the recipient of The 2014 Wendell S. Dysinger Award: Outstanding Professional Counseling Publication Established by ICA in 1983 to honor and recognize the professional counseling contributions made by Dr.Wendell S. Dysinger, one of ICA’s founders. The outstanding professional counseling publication award is given to person(s) for an outstanding published […]

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Articles Written by Author Ross Rosenberg

  Explaining Why Opposites Attract (The Continuum of Self Theory) The Dance Between Codependents and Narcissists Reinventing Codependency/Recovering From Self-Love Deficit Disorder Unmasking Your Counterfeit Friend, The Covert Narcissist Codependents Also Hurt Their Children Paleotherapy and Invisible Trauma: 11 Tips to Heal Tinder and Human Nature  The ‘Golden Rule’ of the Helping Professions Shame Excavation […]

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The Continuum of Self Theory: Opposite Attraction Explained

The Continuum of Self Theory: Opposite Attraction Explained The most potent of love potions, “romantic chemistry,” draws lovers into a trance-like experience that results in a steamy dance of infatuation, intrigue and sexual desire.  Romantic chemistry, or the “urge to merge,” controls our rational mind, so much so that lessons learned and pledges made are […]

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My Basic Definition of Codependency. Codependency Defined

My friend Melody Beattie (author of about 15 books, including Codependent No More) asked me for my simplest definition of codependency. What an honor! Here it is: Codependency Definition: “Codependency is a psychological condition that is manifested in a relationships. Codependents give a great deal more love, care and respect (LRC) from others than they […]

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Codependency Redefined! The New Codependency Definition

Codependency is Problematic Codependency is a problematic relationship orientation which involves the habitual and reflexive relinquishing of power and control to individuals who are either addicted or who are pathologically narcissistic.  As a result of their compulsive and repeated attraction to narcissists and/or addicts, they try, but rarely obtain, mutuality and reciprocity in their relationships.  […]

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