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Bruce Borkosky, Psy.D.


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questions framed similarly to 'what are some ways to respond when someone does/says X' are best. Questions posed in the form of 'why does my father do/say Y', or 'how would you diagnose my mother when she does/says Z' are difficult, if not impossible, to answer. I will probably reframe your question to fit the first question (what do I do). Nay question regarding any family member is fair game. Some of the most difficult are in the area of step-parenting and divorcing families.

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I've been a licensed psychologist in Florida since 1994. I've evaluated and/or treated thousands of patients.


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Psy.D., Miami Institute of Psychology, 1993 M.CS., U. of Dayton, 1984 B.A., Ohio Wesleyan U., 1978

Awards and Honors

Award for Years of Dedicated Service, Palm Beach County Legal Aid Society, 1999

What do you like about this subject?

the hugely complex nature of family relationships creates an endless variety of both problems and opportunities.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

We still don't know how to define child abuse or neglect very well, and know even less about how to predict it or treat it.

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Recent Answers from Bruce Borkosky, Psy.D.

2016-08-10 Children's behaviour:

I don't know your brother, so I cannot hazard any guess about what will or will not offend him. Further, if I were faced with the same choice, I would not worry about offending other people. My reasoning

2016-06-21 Sister trouble:

Hi, Sage, thanks for your question. You asked me to provide, "Any advice you can offer."    First, I like to analyze a problem by being very concrete and logical (see, e.g., rational emotive therapy).

2016-02-28 Estranged father:

Hi, Stacy, I cannot answer that question for you (that is a choice, really, not a question). But I can offer some thoughts:  --- mostly what upsets us is that we want people to act differently than they

2015-12-25 Adult stepson issues:

Hi, Nick, thanks for your questions. You asked, "What do I do? Do I have to seperate from my wife?". You also state that your wife is an alcoholic.    Well, it seems to me that the real problem is not

2015-11-03 try #2:

Hi, teg, thanks for your questions. I will try to answer as best as I can, although I'm still somewhat confused.    "am I allowed to serve my kids drinks at other people's homes or is it considered rude?"


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