In The News: Dr. Jane Bolton

Dr. Jane Bolton, PsyD, LMFT,CC Receives Best of Culver City award in the Mental Health Practitioner category.

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"But as Jane Bolton, a psychiatrist, wrote last year in Psychology Today, 'a lot of misunderstandings happens around the act of crying" and in North Korea, is that ever true. There are reasons other than grief that enter into that, to put it politely, would not be a factor elsewhere. Cheong Seong Chang, a longtime North Korea watcher in Seoul, notes that mid-level party officials, if they are seen to be wailing louder than co-workers, 'might get promoted.' "

My Comment in response to this article follows.

I have a Google alert out for my name, Jane Bolton, and was delighted to see myself quoted, from one of my blogs. However, I must ethically state that I am a Contemporary Psychoanalyst. I am not a psychiatrist, as that requires an M.D. degree.

I believe it was in 1991 that the M.D. prerequisite requirement for psychoanalytic training was changed. Now, licenced health professionals, MFTs, LCSWs etc. may receive this rigorous post graduate training.


Dr. Jane Bolton, PsyD, MFT

PowerAgent (2008)
Excerpt from an article by Taaffe O'Connell in The PowerAgent, October, 2008

"Today, the amount of pressure placed upon the individual to maintain a perfect physical appearance and demeanor, especially those within the Motion Picture and Television Industry, has escalated to incomprehensible levels.Comparisons, impossibly high standards, and cruel press have led to a process of self-deprecation leaving many feeling inadequate and possibly depressed and lacking in confidence.

"Without a foundation of self-love, and a past full of nurturing and care, it is difficult to believe in yourself enough to attempt to achieve your dreams to get that role or push yourself to the next level. Luckily, Dr. Jane Bolton, Psy.D., L.M.F.T., is someone that has dedicated her life to finding ways to help all us industry individuals live our lives to their fullest potential.

"The striking and dynamic Dr. Jane understands our issues, having been an exceptionally gifted actress who segued into Acting Coach. During this period of teaching, the innovative Dr. Jane, realizing that so very many actors had issues that needed to be healed, decided to take her support and assistance to the next level and become a psychotherapist." (more...)

Los Angeles Times (2003)
Dr. Bolton’s Positive View of Clients and Patients: In my experience as a practicing psychotherapist, people in therapy are among the sanest in the world. They exert great effort, sometimes at great monetary expense, to confront their fears and to change aspects of themselves in order to be the best they can be. (more...)

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, California Division News (2008)

Dr. Jane Bolton in action in her leadership role at the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Westside/Santa Monica. (more...)

Culver City Observer, March, 2008
In a recent national survey, 85% report that they would be helped by increasing their sense of competency & lovability-their self esteem. (more...)

Culver City Observer, June, 2007
A major cause of stress, overwhelm & burnt-outedness is the habit of ignoring the yearnings of our own True Selves while saying “yes” to other people’s requests (or demands) for our time, money, actions, even beliefs. What makes us do that? It’s usually out of fears, and the false beliefs that go with the fears. (more...)

Culver City People, September, 2004
A Culver City People article details 2004 supervising, teaching and writing activities of Dr. Jane Bolton. She specializes in what she calls "The Perfect Daughter syndrome" in which the daughter, in a role reversal, takes care of the emotional needs of the parent. (more...)

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