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PNMA15-1Do Our Old Ways Fit the New Times?

By Mary Sykes Wylie

While the number of people in psychotherapy keeps declining, surveys reveal that potential clients would still rather talk to a therapist than fill a prescription. So what’s going on? We asked six of the field’s most outspoken leaders to offer their views.

It’s time we address the psychological toll of the daily bombardment of information that permeates our lives.

To move forward, our profession needs a more consistent message about what we have to offer.

Manualized psychotherapy is squeezing out people on the margins of mainstream society.

Therapists are far more impressed with clinical fads than they should be.

Let’s unite to stand up to vested interests that have taken over the mental health system.

PNMA15-7By William Doherty

To stay relevant in a changing world, we need to address the engagement styles of today’s prospective clients.

PNMA15-8Don’t Overthink Your Interventions

By Jay Efran and Rob Fauber

In our profession, it’s often more alluring to explore new gimmicks than to acknowledge that our success largely hinges on simple, commonsense factors.

PNMA15-9Striving for Honesty in the Therapy Room

By Irvin Yalom

Anticipating endings may encourage us to grasp the present with greater vitality.

The Rise of Distance Therapy

Seven Myths about Meditation: A one-size approach doesn’t fit all

Seven myths about meditation for clinicians to ponder.

Knowing When to Push: Balancing Safety and Challenge

When a client has been sexually abused, it can be difficult to find the balance between creating safety and challenging old patterns.

The Power of Commitment: Mindfulness Is Only the Beginning

Despite its popularity among therapists, mindfulness is only a beginning in the process of change.

Lost in the Maze: Finding the exit from OCD

Review of: The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought

Finding an exit from the bewildering maze of a disorder that confounds many clinicians.

Don’t Play It Again, Sam: Chance Encounters Can Change Our Lives

By Richard Holloway


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