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Clinician's Digest

For Immigrants and Their Therapists, a Frightening Reality

July/August 2018
New policies are deepening the trauma of many immigrants, and heightening challenges for the therapists trying to help them.

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Editor's Note

July/August 2018

July/August 2018
We may look back on June 2018 as a tide-turning moment in public awareness of severe depression for reasons virtually all of us hate. In this issue, we illuminate the dark, often terrifying inner world of depression, and explore the widespread yet little-understood phenomenon of recurrent depression.

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Family Matters

One Enchanted Evening

July/August 2018
Some shocking news brings back some tender memories.

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In Consultation

Becoming a Therapist for Each Other: How to Deepen Couples Therapy

July/August 2018
How to address one partner’s long-term issues in couples therapy without derailing work on the current relationship.

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In the Shadow of Depression

How Can We Manage to Stay Well?

July/August 2018
Most clinicians know that if a person has suffered one bout of serious depression, he or she is much more vulnerable to another one. But most therapists still don’t address a vital question with their clients—how can they stay well once their most recent bout of misery has ended and they’ve left therapy?

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Point of View

Developing Racial Literacy: How to Confront Our Unconscious Taboos

July/August 2018
Howard Stevenson’s program promotes “racial literacy” through skills that help us confront unconscious taboos and more effectively read and resolve racial encounters.

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The New Psychiatry

The Rise of Natural Mental Health

July/August 2018
Increasingly, psychiatrists are recognizing that offering medications as the primary treatment of depression for years and years is simply not working. Instead, there’s a growing movement toward using more holistic approaches based on the belief that body and mind can heal themselves if given the time and space to do so.

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Translating Coaching Into Therapy

The Benefits and the Boundaries

July/August 2018
Clinicians interested in applying coaching skills in psychotherapy believe that working more from a collaborative partnership position—like a personal trainer or a mentor—can produce faster change and, for many clients, enhanced motivation.

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July/August 2018
When Depression Comes Back
Going Beyond the Limits of Therapy
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A Complete Life

From an Evening of Storytelling 2018

May/June 2018
A specialist in grief and dying gets an early lesson on what makes up a full life.

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Bookmarks

A Tale of Mismatched Twins

May/June 2018
Review: Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture
A book about two sets of mismatched twins testifies to the power of both heredity and family loyalty.

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Case Study

Taken Over: Breaking the Spell of Obsession

May/June 2018
A therapist struggles to help an obsessive client with whom she develops an unusual preoccupation.

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Clinician's Digest

Helping Young Boys Expand Their Emotional Language

May/June 2018
How to give boys more choices about the kind of men they want to be.

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Editor's Note

May/June 2018

May/June 2018
Taking on the largely unnamed complexities of the #MeToo movement for men, this issue explores how therapists can help men respond to women’s experiences in healthy ways, rather than going silent, stewing in guilt, feeling helpless, or loudly protesting their own innocence.

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Family Matters

The Rescue: Finding the Courage to Let Go

May/June 2018
A whirlwind romance turns into a troubled relationship.

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In Consultation

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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