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Research or Reality? The Flawed Science of Psychotherapy

November/December 2019
As academic researchers continue the push for manualized, protocol-driven therapy, a psychodynamic therapist pushes back.

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Practice Tools - November/December 2019 Issue

The Pattern Wheel

November/December 2019
Your FREE practice tools download to use with clients right away.

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Remembering the Gold

How to Release Negative Self-Beliefs

November/December 2019
Trying to release our negative self-beliefs can feel as if we’re trying to exorcise something buried deep inside our body. And in a way we are.

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November/December 2019
Thinking Inside the Box
What Is Your Office Telling Your Clients?
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Through the Bagua

Looking at Your Office in a New Way

November/December 2019
Feng shui’s core concern is to put humans in harmony with their physical environment. What can therapists learn from this ancient practice about the importance of personalizing their office space?

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Walk and Talk

Psychotherapy Takes a Stroll

November/December 2019
What if a park bench was your waiting room, and nature your co-therapist? A growing group of practitioners, who stroll with their clients not just every once in a while, but for most every session, see special benefits in conducting sessions outdoors.

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The Problem with the Borderline Diagnosis: Getting Beyond the Label

September/October 2019
Have we unfairly pathologized clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

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Clinician's Digest

A Controversial Study on Abortion Offers Surprising Findings

September/October 2019
Whatever one’s position on abortion, it’s hard to dispute that the debate has ramped up radically over the last year.

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Family Matters

Breaking the Unspoken Rule: A MeToo Memory Offers Healing

September/October 2019
A MeToo memory leads a mother and daughter to connection and healing.

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In Consultation

When to Speak Up: Handling Microagressions in Therapy

September/October 2019
What to do about addressing microaggressions in therapy.

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Immigration and Trauma: How Can Therapists Help?

September/October 2019
How therapists can help the traumatized community of immigrants and asylum seekers.

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Resurrecting Therapy

Putting Big Pharma on the Couch

September/October 2019
In 1986, people being treated for depression were twice as likely to be in therapy as to be taking pills. Now, for every person in therapy, there are four times as many taking pills for depression. Isn’t it time we stage our comeback?

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A Bridge to Recovery

A Grassroots Approach to the Opioid Crisis

September/October 2019
Years into the opioid epidemic, a journalist travels to the hardest-hit state to get an up-close look at addiction treatment and the “radically demedicalized” approach one clinic says can make all the difference.

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Editor's Note

September/October 2019
The dimensions of the opioid epidemic are staggering, and the national conversation around drug abuse has begun to change. Today, more and more voices are arguing that compassion and treatment might be a more effective approach than judgment and punishment.

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Fighting the Epidemic

An Interview with the Author of Dopesick

September/October 2019
An interview with Beth Macy, author of Dopesick, on solution-oriented journalism and creative ways of confronting the opioid crisis.

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High Times in Therapy

Are We Ready to Talk Pot?

September/October 2019
Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal or recreational marijuana, or both. But sizeable protests against legalization are emerging, often aided or helmed by psychiatrists concerned by the drug’s potential effects on young people.

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September/October 2019
Rethinking Addictions
What Are We Learning?
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The Challenge of Harm Reduction

Changing Attitudes Toward Addiction Treatment

September/October 2019
Until they’ve done the challenging and sometimes painful work in therapy, many people can’t even begin to imagine curtailing their drug use. For them, therapy is a before, not an after; and their engagement in therapy, rather than their abstinence, is the primary goal of treatment.

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An Interview with Mary Pipher

July/August 2019
How both therapy and the challenges adolescents face have changed in the digital age.

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Bookmarks

How We Can Better Protect Victims of Domestic Abuse

July/August 2019
A new book explores the devastating patterns of fear, shame, and secrecy that perpetuate intimate partner violence and too often escalate to murder.

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Case Study

The Biotech Dragon: A Kid-Friendly Approach to Self-Regulation

July/August 2019
Engaging kids in talk therapy is often a frustrating struggle. So what happens when you introduce a video game and some cool bioresponsive tech?

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Clinician's Digest

Addressing the Psychological Fallout of Active-Shooter Drills

July/August 2019
In response to the ever-growing incidences of gun violence targeting students, many schools have instituted active-shooter drills. How are therapists addressing the psychological effects?

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Craving Device-Free Attention

Technoconflicts in Families Today

July/August 2019
Therapists are used to adolescent girls grumbling about their hovering, overinvolved parents. But these days, many have a new complaint—technoference in the home. Even as they’re tethered to their own screens, teens are wanting more, not less, of their digitally distracted parents’ attention.

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Editor's Note

July/August 2019
For a long while, most of us thought we had the signs and signals of teenage girls down: the growing obsession with friends, the pain of peer rejection, the rebellions both large and small. All that’s still going on, but in a tech-based world that can feel far more uncertain.

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Family Matters

The Last Joke: The Pathos of a May-December Marriage

July/August 2019
A shared sense of humor can help couples make heavy issues feel lighter. But what happens when there’s no one there to get the joke?

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