Not Only the Lonely

November 11, 2014By DrCortmanUncategorized No Comments

I was asked to evaluate 90-year-old George, a handsome, distinguished-looking gentleman with a full head of white hair. The hospital nurses thought he might be suicidal because he wondered aloud, “What’s the point of going on?” You see, it had been three years since George’s wife died and, after 62 years of marriage, he was … Read More

The Saboteur

September 25, 2013By DrCortmanUncategorized No Comments

As a psychologist, I was fairly sure I knew what characteristics define successful people. Don’t we all? I mean, successful people are confident, ambitious, risk-takers who persevere in the midst of setbacks and challenges. But, just to be sure, I decided to do some research into the characteristics of successful people. What I gleaned from … Read More

The Old Men of Summer

September 25, 2013By DrCortmanUncategorized No Comments

An abundance of new research suggests that longevity is not only about good genetics and clean living. Other variables like exercise, meditation, volunteering, and close friendships are also linked to extending your visit here on planet Earth. But more recent findings have revealed that passion — having a cause, purpose or pursuit — can also … Read More

The Social Black Belt

August 23, 2013By DrCortmanUncategorized No Comments

“EMPOWERING OUR YOUTH FOR A BETTER FUTURE” Prevention Curriculum Research Summary How many times have you thought, “I wish someone would have told me that before” or “I wish someone would have given me a manual”? Finally, after 80,000 clinical hours, we (Dr. Christopher Cortman and Dr. Harold Shinitzky), have created The Social Black Belt … Read More