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2012 September/October
The Craft of Conversation: Kindling the spark of therapeutic change

Playing the Conversational Instrument

SO2012-1Healing Clients One Brick at a Time

By William Doherty

In this era of medical necessity and evidence-based therapies, it’s easy to lose sight of a basic truth. We heal not through prescriptions and procedures, but through talking and listening.

SO2012-2The Search for the Unspoken Self

By Ron Taffel

When we follow signals of life that patients emit in seemingly casual conversation, we increase chances of stepping outside our theoretical models to enjoy an unexpected encounter.

SO2012-3Mistakes Therapists Should Avoid

By Janet Sasson Edgette

While confused and troubled adolescents need our help more than ever, the gap between our grad school training and what works in real-life practice continues to widen.

SO2012-4Expanding Our Moral Imagination

By Mary Pipher

We live in a culture of denial, especially about the grim reality of climate change. Sure, we want to savor the occasional shrimp cocktail without having to brood about ruined mangroves...

The Truth About Bullying

How therapists can help harassed kids

While some believe the incidence of school bullying has reached epidemic proportions, therapists remain largely uninformed about the nature of the problem and what to do about it.

How to Heal the Angry Brain

Mad Men

Men with anger problems are generally highly reluctant clients who come to our offices only because they’ve gotten “the ultimatum” from their wives, girlfriends, or bosses. Fortunately, understanding the angry brain can help build their motivation for change.

Pat Ogden on Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

How Our Bodies Reveal Our Inner Experience

For more than 25 years, Pat Ogden has been at the forefront of developing somatic approaches that can succeed where the talking cure fails.

Creatures of Habit

Understanding the automatic loops that shape our lives

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

A surprise bestseller shows us the crucial roles that even minor habits can play in individual and group behavior.

Isle of Dreams 

Communities of Practice can reveal new paths to excellence

Sometimes the places we long to visit speak to needs that go much deeper than our appetite for exotic sights.

Old Pills, New Promises for PTSD

September/October 2012 The Craft of Conversation
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