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Searching for the Therapeutic Aha

The In-Session Breakthrough Fantasy

PNJA13-1Is Memory Reconsolidation the Key to Transformation?

By Bruce Ecker, Robin Ticic, and Laurel Hulley

New research into the complexities of memory reconsolidation offers important clues about how we can make the most elusive of consulting room events—the deep, therapeutic breakthrough—a regular occurrence.

PNJA13-2How to Vitalize Your Therapeutic Style

By Courtney Armstrong

The more we learn about the emotional brain, the clearer it becomes: to have real therapeutic impact, we need to create experiences that help clients learn to relate to themselves and the world in entirely new ways.

PNJA13-3Knowledge Doesn’t Replace Clinical Skill

By Steve Andreas

Therapists were doing helpful work long before neuroscience made its official debut and the field developed a collective case of “brain fever.” In fact, at this stage of its development, neuroscience may be irrelevant to what needs to happen in therapy.

PNJA13-4How to Find Pathways to Empathy

By Wendy Behary

Given their arrogance, condescension, and lack of empathy, narcissists are notoriously difficult clients. The key to working with them is being direct and transparent about the roiling emotions they trigger in us.

PNJA13-5The Doctor Is In. . . Your Phone

By Lee Coleman

PNJA13-6Yoga in the Therapy Room

Centering the uncentered client

Recently, therapists have begun to use simple, no-mat yoga practices to help clients whose minds are racing or fogged.

Life After Betrayal

Getting past the victim identity

When working with clients who’ve experienced an intimate betrayal, it’s important to empower them to move beyond a victim identity.

Talking with God

Religion as a therapeutic experience

Anthropologist and author Tanya Luhrmann explains how many evangelicals experience the kind of support in their connection with God that others find in their relationship with a therapist.

The Taste Bud Conspiracy

Are we the victims of the food industry?

Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

A new book exposes the story of the corporate competition for our taste buds and ever-expanding tummies.

What the Cactus Knew

The reward of not getting what you want

A much-anticipated vacation demonstrates the rewards of not getting what you want.

Will DSM Survive?

By Garry Cooper

July/August 2013 Searching for the Therapeutic "Aha"
Brain Science and Clinical Breakthroughs

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