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Current Issue Card MJ15

PNMJ15-1What Supershrinks Can Teach Us

By Scott Miller, Mark Hubble, and Françoise Mathieu

An entire industry has sprung up to address the problem of compassion fatigue, but research indicates that the most commonly proposed answer, improved self-care, doesn’t work. In fact, the study of the most highly effective clinicians suggests that burnout isn’t related to caring too much, but continuing to care ineffectively.

PNMJ15-2Using Micro-Practices for Self-Care

By Ashley Davis Bush

The growing interest in micro self-care mirrors the developments in understanding self-directed neuroplasticity: small and frequent works better to create desirable neural pathways than big and seldom.

PNMJ15-3The Power of Focusing Partnerships

By Joan Klagsbrun and Lynn Preston

To emerge from the grip of feeling stale as a therapist and in danger of burning out, we need something to take us out of our isolation. Focusing partnerships can be a potent remedy for the circular thinking we tend to get mired in when we’re by ourselves.

PNMJ15-4Highlights From Symposium 2015

After a brutal winter that would’ve given Ernest Shackleton pause, more than 3,700 therapists welcomed the opportunity to escape cabin fever, get out of the house, and greet spring at the 38th annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. What follows are some of the highlights from this year’s exploration of the clinical innovations, scientific advances, and technological developments shaping the future of our field.

Is Ketamine the New Antidepressant to Rave About?

Surviving Treatment Reviews: How to Speak the Language of Insurance Plans

Rediscovering Happiness: The Use of Positive Childhood Triggers in Psychotherapy

Brave New Couples: What can science tell us about the changing face of couplehood today?

Getting Over Weight?: A Critic of our Cultural Obsession Goes Too Far

Review of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—And What We Can Do About It

A critic of one of our central cultural obsessions goes too far.

Never Too Late: A Son Reconstructs the Story of his Mother

By Gregg Levoy

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Burnout

New Approaches to Rekindling the Flame

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