The Growing Debate over the Legacy of Trauma
The Long Shadow of Trauma
By Mary Sykes Wylie
As the battles and controversies over the forthcoming DSM-V heat up, a determined group of trauma experts and researchers are mounting a passionate challenge to our thinking about trauma, its long-term impact, and its treatment.
Therapy in the Danger Zone
By Mary Jo Barrett
There's no more emotionally demanding work than that with an incestuous family. A therapist offers an uncensored look at the fear, loathing, fascination—and satisfactions—of the struggle to help a family emerge from the transgenerational legacy of abuse.
The Trauma Myth
By Susan Clancy
Twenty-five years ago, it was considered a great advance when therapists first began to approach childhood abuse as a form of trauma. Now new research suggests that the trauma model of abuse may sometimes do more harm than good.
Special Symposium Section
By Barbara Ehrenreich
A naysayer's look at Martin Seligman and the Positive Psychology industry he helped create.
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By Garry Cooper
- Virtual reality in therapy
- Is crying therapeutic?
- Why clinicians learn new techniques
- Assessing self-disclosure
- Reconsidering auditory hallucinations
- The benefits of online support for porn addiction
By Amy Weintraub
A variety of easy-to-learn yogic breathing techniques can add a new dimension to treatment with depressed and anxious clients.
By Alexandra Katehakis
Effective work with sex addicts must address deep-seated attachment wounds.
Commentary By Joe Kort
The Business of Therapy
By Lynn Grodzki
Some highly practical mantras that can help even the more business-phobic practitioner keep afloat in these tough economic times.
Reviewed By Diane Cole
The Religion of Thinness by Michelle M. Lelwica;
Born Round by Frank Bruni; and Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
Never before has the simple act of eating been so fraught with ethical, spiritual, and psychological struggle.
At the Movies
By Fred Wistow
Sometimes a life plan can be implanted without our realizing it.
By Steven Friedman
Fond memories of an old-fashioned father who believed in practicing tough love with his fists.