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The Intentional Divorce

Helping Couples Let Go with Dignity

July/August 2015
In today’s changing world, therapists need a new road map for helping couples end unions with their dignity intact, their sanity whole, and in a greater spirit of cooperation and good will.

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Writing on Water

A Diary of Riding Out the Storm

July/August 2015
A therapist discovers what it means to be fully present, even in the face of the terrifying prospect of a declining mind.

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Bookmarks

Getting Over Weight? A Critic of our Cultural Obsession Goes Too Far

May/June 2015

Review of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—And What We Can Do About It

A critic of one of our central cultural obsessions goes too far.


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May/June 2015
Burnout
New Approaches to Rekindling the Flame
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Burnout Reconsidered

What Supershrinks Can Teach Us

May/June 2015
An entire industry has sprung up to address the problem of compassion fatigue, but research indicates that the most commonly proposed answer, improved self-care, doesn’t work. In fact, the study of the most highly effective clinicians suggests that burnout isn’t related to caring too much, but continuing to care ineffectively.

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Case Study

Rediscovering Happiness: The Use of Positive Childhood Triggers in Psychotherapy

May/June 2015
To create deep change, we need to help people mine the sources of intense pleasure in their lives, wherever they may find them.

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Clinician's Digest

Is Ketamine the New Antidepressant to Rave About?

May/June 2015
Is a new generation of antidepressants on the way?

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Don't Go It Alone

The Power of Focusing Partnerships

May/June 2015
To emerge from the grip of feeling stale as a therapist and in danger of burning out, we need something to take us out of our isolation. Focusing partnerships can be a potent remedy for the circular thinking we tend to get mired in when we’re by ourselves.

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Editor's Note

May/June 2015
Throughout history, for most people it was just expected that work was a difficult, tedious, underpaying, and often soul-killing grind. But in today’s world, something we call “burnout”—that mélange of weariness, depression, and apathy, seasoned with a tincture of cynicism—has become as pervasive as the common cold.

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Family Matters

Never Too Late

May/June 2015
A son reconstructs his story of his mother.

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In Consultation

Surviving Treatment Reviews

May/June 2015
How to speak the language of medical necessity.

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Little and Often

Using Micro-Practices for Self-Care

May/June 2015
The growing interest in micro self-care mirrors the developments in understanding self-directed neuroplasticity: small and frequent works better to create desirable neural pathways than big and seldom.

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Point of View

Brave New Couples: What can science tell us about the changing face of couplehood today?

May/June 2015
Susan Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, discusses what the science of love says about what couples can expect when they rebel too much against the conventions of traditional marriage.

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The Colors of Tomorrow

Highlights From Symposium 2015

May/June 2015
After a brutal winter that would’ve given Ernest Shackleton pause, more than 3,700 therapists welcomed the opportunity to escape cabin fever, get out of the house, and greet spring at the 38th annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. What follows are some of the highlights from this year’s exploration of the clinical innovations, scientific advances, and technological developments shaping the future of our field.

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Bookmarks

Lost in the Maze: Finding the exit from OCD

March/April 2015
Review: The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought

Finding an exit from the bewildering maze of a disorder that confounds many clinicians.


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Case Study

Knowing When to Push: Balancing Safety and Challenge

March/April 2015
When a client has been sexually abused, it can be difficult to find the balance between creating safety and challenging old patterns.

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Clinician's Digest

The Rise of Distance Therapy

March/April 2015
What clinical, ethical, and legal issues should we be considering as distance therapy becomes a more common form of practice?

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Cloe Madanes on Advocating for the Most Vulnerable

March/April 2015
Let’s unite to stand up to vested interests that have taken over the mental health system.

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Editor's Note

March/April 2015
There’s been a decline in the public’s utilization of psychotherapy as a consequence of the rise of what might be called the Gang of Three: DSM, Big Pharma, and Managed Care. Today, we appear to be an atomized and poorly organized field that’s lost economic ground to other approaches promising mental health consumers improved well-being. But while recognizing the missed opportunities and missteps we’ve made as a profession, the contributors to this issue also point to what we need to do to make a more concerted and effective stand to reclaim lost territory.

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Family Matters

Don’t Play It Again, Sam: Chance Encounters Can Change Our Lives

March/April 2015
Sometimes chance encounters can change a life.

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In Consultation

Seven Myths about Meditation: A one-size approach doesn’t fit all

March/April 2015
Seven myths about meditation for clinicians to ponder.

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Kenneth Hardy on The Attack on Diversity

March/April 2015
Manualized psychotherapy is squeezing out people on the margins of mainstream society.

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Mary Pipher on Psychotherapy in the Age of Overwhelm

March/April 2015
It’s time we address the psychological toll of the daily bombardment of information that permeates our lives.

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Narrowing the Gap

Striving for Honesty in the Therapy Room

March/April 2015
Anticipating endings may encourage us to grasp the present with greater vitality.

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New Choices for New Times

March/April 2015
To stay relevant in a changing world, we need to address the engagement styles of today’s prospective clients.

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