The Rise and Fall of Pax Medica
By John Arden and Lloyd Linford
In the 1970s, the rise of Prozac, the DSM-III, and "evidence-based" therapies brought the appearance of coherence and order to the mental health professions under the hegemony of medicine. Now multiple discoveries in neuroscience and other fields are challenging this "pax medica" and ushering in a new era in the practice of psychotherapy.
The Big Squeeze
By Jay Lebow
A tipping point has been reached in the impact that psychotherapy research results, once a matter of interest only among a small circle of academics, are going to have on what actually goes on day-to-day in therapists' offices.
Brain to Brain
By Janina Fisher
As we learn more about the brain, it becomes apparent that therapists need to pay at least as much attention to the body and nervous system—both their clients' and their own—as to the words, emotions, and the meaning-making processes of the ind.
The Brain's Rules for Change
By Bruce Ecker
For the first time, we're beginning to understand how to directly delete emotional meanings attributed to disturbing past events.
Special Symposium Section
The Complexity Choir
By Daniel Siegel
As unlikely as it may sound, the mathematics of complexity theory could offer us the key to the elusive secrets of mental health and personal well-being.
By Daniel Goleman
Our collective survival depends upon a shift in our most basic assumptions and perceptions, one that'll drive changes in commerce and industry, as well as in our individual actions and behaviors.
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By Garry Cooper
- The AAMFT conflict continues
- An increasing placebo effect
- The argument for preventing depression
- The unanticipated consequences of cancer treatment
- Is child abuse always traumatizing?
- The therapy–science debate
- Advances in treatment for borderlines
By Steven Stosny
It's one thing to make change happen in a couples session; it's quite another to make those changes stick over time.
By James Gordon
Treating depression requires a commitment to working with mind, body, and spirit.
Commentary By David Waters
The Business of Therapy
By Joe Bavonese
More than a time-consuming diversion, Facebook can play a central role in marketing your practice.
Reviewed By Richard Handler
Can science really help us raise better-adjusted kids?
By Roberta Israeloff
A young woman discovers the world of the senses.