Between the Lines

Kim Anderson, MSW, LCSW, ATR-BC, REAT


In 2009 and 2010, I wrote guest blogs for CharacterPlus, an initiative of the Cooperating School Districts, St. Louis, Missouri.  The blogs were entitled Ending Bias Begins at Home and Raising Eddie Haskell respectively.  I was asked to write these blogs because of the...


I don’t remember any three weeks in history infiltrating my psychotherapy office the way August 9 through August 29, 2014 have.  Each client who came in to talk about the  internal angst and the external circumstances of his or her own life, talked also about the shoot...


Last Friday, I had the pleasure of joining a group of elementary students, their teachers, and student helpers to discuss Challenges and Empathy.  It was a beautiful experience and I am so appreciative of Tom Butler and the Kirkwood School District for inviting me to s...


I met Maya Angelou once.  I was a young social worker and she was an old soul, even in her fifties.  She signed my books and looked me in the eye and smiled.  She reminded me of my grandmother who was Swedish.


I, too, was mute as a child.


I keep Maya’...


I truly enjoy working with kids. I did so early in my career as a family and child therapist and clinical social worker and again later, when I was finishing my training as an expressive arts psychotherapist. I continued working with kids until long after I was board c...


Like so many Americans, Helpers, and Educators, I was confounded by the events in Newtown, Connecticut.  In addition to being horrified by the senseless violence, I have been appalled by the unmeasured and ill concievevd responses.  I share some thoughts and theories b...


This week, Equity Alliance at Arizona State University published a blogpost I wrote.  Please click on the link below to read.  Also, please take time to explore the website and all that this great program has to offer.


Nora Ephron was my hero.  Crazy Salad:  Some Things about Women was my guidebook for how a smart, funny, and conscientious woman should not only live her life, but write about it.  (Nora didn’t always write nice things.)


I remember watching her on Phil Donahue.  He was...


Rodney King’s reticent question has been both praised and ridiculed over the past twenty years.  By his own admission, many of the choices he made in his life did not deserve praise, but the ridicule drawn by his famously halting (and now haunting) question only mirror...


My mother always wanted me to write “nice things.”


“Truth isn’t always nice, Mom,” I would reply.


“You should write children’s books,” she decided.  She maintained that notion and I never had the heart to tell her that as much as children love fantasy and magic, they c...

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