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Growing Up In an Age of Distraction

Is There a Crisis of Pseudo-Connection in Today’s Families?

PNSO-1Are Therapists Seeing a New Kind of Attachment?

By Ron Taffel

We used to think that disordered attachment was the result of early parental neglect or abuse. But today, has a paradoxical mix of parental overinvolvement and inattention led to a social epidemic of pseudo-attachment?

PNSO-2The Perils of Overprotective Parenting

By Michael Ungar

We've become so focused on keeping children safe that we exaggerate the dangers they face despite the fact that they’ve never been safer. Still, no amount of statistical reports can get parents to stop hovering over their child. What’s a therapist to do?

PNSO-3Connecting with Traumatized Kids Who Push Your Buttons

By Martha Straus

Most parents “loan” children their adult regulatory system beginning at birth. But developmentally traumatized teens have missed out on this opportunity when they were little. Thus, a major goal of therapy is to backfill this absolutely essential experience, which is often not an easy job.

PNSO-4Beware of What You Wish For

By Todd Kashdan & Robert Biswas-Diener

Although happiness is widely beneficial, organizing one’s life around it can lead to a great deal of effort and time being spent unwisely. Trying too hard to be happy interferes with the pleasure, engagement, and meaning we could otherwise find in the world.

Psychotherapy in the Media Spotlight

The Power of the Pen in Therapy: Some journaling exercises to enhance your work

Some guidelines for bringing the creative power of therapeutic journaling into your work.

Questions of Gender: A therapist struggles with the clinical choices he’s made

A therapist takes an unflinching look at a puzzling case that spanned 14 years, wondering if he made a wrong turn.

The Tribal Classroom: Applying attachment theory in schools

Lou Cozolino believes that attachment theory and neuroscience may offer the key to transforming our troubled educational system.

Side By Side: No creative artist is an island

Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

An investigation of some of history’s most famous creative teams leads to the conclusion that no artist is an island.

Defying Nature’s Odds: Life is the grand exception

By David Seaburn

From the first cell division to the final journey down the birth canal, risks and dangers abound.


There & Not There

Groing up in an age of distraction

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