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2013 January/February
Treating the Anxious Client: New directions for psychotherapy's most common problem

JF2013-1It’s Rigged, so Let’s Change the Rules

By Reid Wilson

Therapists make clients feel safe and secure, right? Well, when it comes to treating anxiety, more clinicians are instructing clients to ramp their fears, while telling themselves how much they welcome the experience.

JF2013-2We May be Anxious, but not to Change

By David Burns

As therapists, we typically assume that a person suffering from severe anxiety is eager and motivated to receive the help we offer. But we should never naively underestimate clients’ hidden antipathy to change, despite their discomfort.

JF2013-3Helping Anxious Kids and Their Parents

By Lynn Lyons

In this age of helicopter parents and protective child professionals, we can often recreate a potent anxiety- reinforcing system around children that not only rewards anxiety, but encourages it to grow and take over even more of the child’s life.

JF2013-4Mendota, Youth-Teatment of Last Resort

By Katherine Ellison

The word psychopath distinguishes hard-bitten predators. Research shows a treatment center—run by shrinks, not wardens—has reduced new violent offenses by 50 percent. What accounts for the Mendota Treatment Center’s success?

Therapy’s Nonverbal Dance

Are you in step with your clients?

Noticing a client’s nonverbal shifts isn’t enough. You must know what these shifts mean.

Treating the Dissociative Child

The road back from the ultimate loss of self

Few cases offer as eerie a therapeutic challenge as a suddenly non-communicative child, lost in a dissociative shutdown.

The Power of Forgiveness

Cutting the bonds resentfulness

Frederic Luskin has spent the last 20 years studying forgiveness and why achieving it can be so difficult.

Driven Crazy

TBI is claiming the hearts and minds of too many vets

The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life That Follows

With the U.S. Army suicide rate at an all-time high, there’s a greater need than ever to understand the struggles of soldiers returning from war zones and trying to resume a normal life.

Dilemmas of the “Haveitall” Mom

A young mother struggles with a new identity

A young woman confronts the myths and dilemmas of motherhood.

The Antipsychotic Epidemic

Can Video Games Power Up Your Practice?

January/February 2013 Treating the Anxious Client
New Directions for Psychotherapy’s Most Common Problem

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