Dr William Clancy, Denver Psychologist

Breaking up with American football

My current rejection of football is simply as a fan or consumer, not as an athlete. It is through a different lens than I looked through as a teenager. Now I’m looking at it as a psychologist and as a father. It’s time for me to, once and for all, break up with American football. Read more.

Denver Psychology

Unscientific Soccer? Health Psychology and Social Justice

…as a Western-trained psychologist, I am careful when I utilize culturally different healing practices so as not to pull them too far from their roots. What happens when we are disrespectful to the cultural roots of a healing practice? First, we deny the experience of people who believe healing to emanate from a culturally learned perspective. We also create risk that…

Mindfulness Therapy Denver, Health Psychology Meditation

Health Psychology and Social Justice

In psychology, mindfulness-based interventions are alternatives to traditional cognitive-behavioral therapy models. They are based in Eastern philosophical and healing practices that have centuries of tradition behind them. In short, mindfulness and acceptance represent a distinct cultural perspective. As mindfulness-based interventions are currently being integrated into Western medicine and psychology…