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Picture This!

May/June 2018
Enhancing emotional healing with visual images in your work.

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Jimmy

From an Evening of Storytelling 2018

May/June 2018
What happens to a buttoned-up young therapist when things get out of hand in his office?

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Karaoke on Five South

From an Evening of Storytelling 2018

May/June 2018
A karaoke performance on a psych ward helps a mother and daughter find a way to reconnect.

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May/June 2018
Men and #MeToo
What Are They Thinking?
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Moments of Truth

Stories Told at the End of the Day

May/June 2018
In our own small way, the Networker has tried to revive the ancient, tribal practice of storytelling. At our third annual Symposium storytelling event, five veteran therapists fearlessly got on stage and told disarmingly revealing stories about therapy experiences that challenged them and taught them something vital about themselves.

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My First Client, My Best Teacher

From an Evening of Storytelling 2018

May/June 2018
A challenging client, who won't speak or swallow, teaches a therapist just starting out how to find her own voice.

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On Idealization

Highlights from Symposium 2018

May/June 2018
A highlight of this year’s Symposium was iconic therapist Irvin Yalom receiving the Networker Lifetime Achievement Award. In this excerpt from his recent memoir Becoming Myself, Yalom describes how, at this stage of his career, patients’ preconceptions about him can shape the therapeutic encounter.

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Our Myths about Sexuality

Highlights from Symposium 2018

May/June 2018
Esther Perel called on the Symposium audience to challenge the various myths, especially those about male sexuality, that get in the way of deeper relational authenticity and more fulfilling ways of navigating modern relationships.

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Point of View

Therapy and the Limitations of Mindfulness

May/June 2018
For Buddhist therapist Mark Epstein, mindfulness is just the beginning.

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Silent and Confused

Opening Conversations with Men in the Wake of #MeToo

May/June 2018
Most men publicly support #MeToo, but privately—very privately, often too privately even to share with their intimate partners—some are disoriented and wrestling with questions about the changing norms that shape their relationships with women. Meanwhile, therapists are examining how to bring issues raised by this movement more directly into their clinical approaches.

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The Challenge of the Healing Apology

Highlights from Symposium 2018

May/June 2018
At this cultural moment of the #MeToo movement, which has heightened awareness of a broad range of transgressions, psychologist and bestselling author Harriet Lerner offered a penetrating analysis of the truly healing apology.

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The Hearing

From an Evening of Storytelling 2018

May/June 2018
A therapist tries to ride to the rescue of an immigrant client in a desperate situation.

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The New Science of Couples Therapy

Highlights from Symposium 2018

May/June 2018
In their featured address, the Gottmans explored what research has revealed about the crucial role the brain’s seven different command systems can play in enhancing the quality of couples’ emotional connection.

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The Symposium and the Psychology of Shopping

Highlights from Symposium 2018

May/June 2018
In Networker editor Rich Simon’s introduction to the conference, he likened it to a deeply stimulating marketplace of ideas, where clinicians get an expanded opportunity to embrace a fuller range of therapeutic identities.

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What Really Heals and Awakens

Highlights from Symposium 2018

May/June 2018
Weaving together Buddhist philosophy and storytelling, clinical psychologist and spiritual teacher Jack Kornfield explored the nature of therapeutic transformation by evoking the core elements of psychological healing—being witnessed and loved.

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March/April 2018
A Gift of Time?
Facing the Challenges and New Possibilities of Aging
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A New Stretch of the River

Navigating Life’s Final Stages

March/April 2018
As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We require fresh visions and new paradigms for framing our experiences. What worked yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow.

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Bookmarks

Life After Extremism: What It Takes to Renounce Hate

March/April 2018
Review: Healing from Hate: How Young Men Get Into—and Out of—Violent Extremism
A look at how to help former skinheads, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and jihadists leave extremist hate groups and find new ways of thinking and being.

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Can Therapists Learn Something from Minimalists?

Expert Joshua Millburn Explains What It Really Means to Let Go

How does minimalism correlate with wellness? Why do we crave stuff, yet feel relief when we let it go? We therapists can easily identify the pathology of hoarding, but can we also see the benefits of embracing minimalism? To find answers to those kinds of questions, we caught up with minimalist Joshua Millburn.

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Case Study

Second Adolescence: An Alternative to the Midlife Crisis

March/April 2018
Instead of viewing midlife as a time of emotional unraveling, therapists can see it as an opportunity to help clients gain a fuller sense of purpose in life’s later stages.

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Clinician's Digest

Making Mindfulness More Racially Sensitive

March/April 2018
A push to make mindfulness practices more racially sensitive.

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Editor's Note

March/April 2018

March/April 2018
Increasingly, therapists are becoming important players in a new era of more conscious aging, as more people make their way to our offices with issues related to growing older.

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Family Matters

Living Backward and Forward: In Search of the Stories that Bind Us

March/April 2018
In search of the stories that can bind a family together.

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In Consultation

Priming Clients for Taking New Practices Home

March/April 2018
Four steps to help clients take new practices learned in the consulting room back into their everyday lives.

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Occupational Wisdom

What Therapists Can Teach Us about Growing Old Gracefully

March/April 2018
Does being a therapist give us an edge in coping with the inescapable phenomenon of aging? Three prominent psychotherapists—Irvin Yalom, Joan Klagsbrun, and Erv Polster—share both how their experience with older clients has shaped their slant on their own mortality and how their own aging may be changing the way they approach psychotherapy.

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