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Articles, Interviews & Keynote Addresses
In addition to his full-length books, Dr. Picucci also contributes to the professional conversation in the field through blogging, articles, keynote addresses at major conferences, interviews, and other writings. He has written seminal articles on trauma, addiction, and Somatic Experiencing®, and is a frequent contributor to The Institute for Authentic Process Healing website and e-zine, Phoenix Recovery News, Professional Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction Professionals, the Foundation for Human Enrichment, and publications abroad.
Barry Lipscomb and I are completing the second book (from a series of four) that builds on the first, Focalizing Source Energy: Going Within to Move Beyond. The title of the second book is Focalizing Dynamic Links and its purpose is to support the best ways of bringing Source Energy into the world of energetic connections in a process of joy and co-creation. Read article w/new book excerpts at GoodTherapy.org (click here for the full article).
First published in “Expert News” at GoodTherapy.org, June, 2012. In this article Dr. Picucci shares some tools for hosting Source Energy in its ongoing dissolution of destructive ‘conditioned thinking.’ The result is an agreeable guide for our next step forward. Read the full article.
First published in “Expert News” at GoodTherapy.org, April, 2012. In this article Dr. Picucci further invigorates with part three of this new holographic paradigm of experience, perception, felt awareness, and moving forward gracefully. Read the full article.
First published in “Expert News” at GoodTherapy.org, February, 2012. In this article Dr. Picucci further invigorates with part two of this new holographic paradigm of experience, perception, and moving forward gracefully. Read the full article.
First published in “Expert News” at GoodTherapy.org, December, 2011. In this article Dr. Picucci invigorates with part one of this new holographic paradigm of experience, perception, and moving forward gracefully. Read the full article.
First published in “Expert News” at GoodTherapy.org, October, 2011. In this article Dr. Picucci addresses how the false view of us as separate is going down, as we gradually emerge to the potential of a better future. Read the full article.
Published in “Expert News” at GoodTherapy.org, June 2011. In this article Dr. Picucci explains disease transformation as the naturopathic shifting of our perception and experience of an illness. It is cultivating a transcendent perspective about our ailments that is nonlinear and multidimensional, evoking an experience of peace and spaciousness: Read the full article.
First published in "Expert News" at GoodTherapy.org, June 2010. In this article Dr. Picucci address the present personally and global evolution of humanity at a turning point: Old paradigms and a challenging new awareness are straining to coexist. He offers an optimistic perspective. Read the full article.
First published in “Expert News” at GoodTherapy.org, February, 2010. In this article Dr. Picucci synthesizes 30 years of research and practice exploring the timely paradigm shift and expansion in addiction recovery that is occurring right now. Read the full article.
First published in “Expert News” at GoodTherapy.org, November, 2009. In this potent article, Dr. Picucci explores the fundamental and timely paradigm shift in healing that is occurring right now. Read the full article.
Published in “Expert News” at GoodTherapy.org, March, 2008. As we enter the dawn of a new millennium, traditional psychotherapy and the therapistâ€™s role appear caught in the sort of crisis. The detached, analytical approach often practiced by psychotherapists since the days of Freud no longer makes people well. In fact, this strict therapist-patient/normal-sick paradigm may actually make them worse, contributing to deeper feelings of alienation and frustration. Read the full article.
Article on “Conscious Courage” for Italian psychotherapy journal: Costellazioni Sistemiche - Bollettino della Rete - “Il coraggio” -
Numero 7, giugno 2008 translated into English. Read the full article
First published in Foundation for Human Enrichment Quarterly, October 2006. In this article, Dr. Picucci explores how Somatic Experiencing also can be viewed and understood as a sacred ritual, which, when “partnered with scientific understanding of energy fields, gives birth to a new context in which to live a fuller and richer life.” Read the full article.
In September 2005, Angelina Baydala, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Canada, interviews Dr. Picucci. Read the full interview.
First published in Cutting Edge: A Publication for Professionals, Fall 2005.
An excellent overview of the ways in which rituals, resources, somatic experiencing, and energy psychology can be used as powerful pathways toward recovery from addiction and trauma. Read the full article.
First published in the Professional Counselor Magazine. In this article, Dr. Picucci explores a fundamental paradigm shift that is occurring in the field of psychotherapy: Authentic Process Therapy. Read the full article
First published in A Time to Grieve e-zine. In this article, Dr. Picucci explores the grief process and how grief, with the right understanding and support and rituals, can be a time of profound personal growth and transformation. Read the full article
First published on The Institute for Authentic Process Healing website. This piece explores the ways in which individuals, through presence, can find an illuminating path from sever anxiety, depression, grief, and other psychological concerns. Read the full article
First published in Common Boundary Magazine. In this open letter to all colleagues in the field, Dr. Picucci encourages counselors and psychotherapists to provide clients with a clear understand of what they can expect from practitioners or the discipline as a whole. Read the full article
First published in Phoenix Recovery News. Dr. Picucci instructs us how to begin to merge our spiritual and sexual energies to heal the culturally induced “sexual-spiritual split” that haunts relationships and precludes emotional fulfillment. Read the full article
First published in The Journal of Sexuality & Spirituality. Dr. Picucci advocates a new perspective for sex and sexuality as a profound exchange of energies that can lead to wholeness and connection. Read the full article
First published in The Institute for Authentic Process Healing e-zine. In this seminal article, Dr. Picucci provides his perspectives on how individuals can begin to tap into the holism that surrounds us all the time, but that is so often obscured by everyday life. Read the full article
Dr. Picucci conducts an interview with Peter A. Levine, author of the seminal work on Somatic Experiencing®, Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma. This interview first appeared on www.theinstitute.org. Read the full interview
Dr. Picucci delivered the keynote address at the July 2002 Recovery Community Support Programs semi-annual gathering. Funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this event witnessed participation of 250 people from more than 20 grass-roots recovery organizations from around the country. Read the full keynote address