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Shedding Light on DSM-5

The View from the Trenches

March/April 2014
While the polemical debates over the new DSM have received widespread coverage, the reactions of ordinary clinicians have yet to receive much scrutiny.

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Soft Shock Therapy

The Art of Speaking the Unspeakable

March/April 2014
Using humor to help clients reconstruct their problems, even to the point of making parodies of their own dilemmas, can help some them get distance from their woes, learn to take themselves less seriously, and perhaps even gain a bit of wisdom.

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The Book We Love to Hate

Why DSM-5 Makes Nobody Happy

March/April 2014
From small insignificant beginnings in 1952, when almost nobody read it, DSM has become a kind of sacred literary monster. Today, it’s the most detested and certainly the most debated mental health classification scheme ever devised.

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The Cult of DSM

Ending Our Allegiance to the Great Gazoo

March/April 2014
Labeling clients with DSM diagnoses is a ritual most of us perform to get reimbursed and pay our mortgages, but few of us actually believe in. Has the time finally come for us to take our dissatisfaction with the DSM seriously and turn it into something more than a bitter complaint?

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The Debate Over DSM-5: A Step in the Right Direction

A Step in the Right Direction: An Interview with Darrel Regier

March/April 2014
The vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force is bemused that the release of what was intended to be a more accurate and rigorously researched manual has raised such an uproar.

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March/April 2014
Playing The DSM Game
Do We Have A Choice?
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The Debate Over DSM-5: A Step Backward

A Step Backward: An Interview with Allen Frances

March/April 2014
As the man responsible for the previous edition, the foremost critic of DSM-5 is perhaps the last person you’d expect to trash this latest, biggest version.

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Beyond Phrenology

Let’s Look at How the Brain Really Works

January/February 2014
If therapists are going to bring genuine insights—not just soundbites—from neuroscience into the practice of therapy, they need the nuanced, sophisticated understanding of the brain that gifted explicators like Stephen Porges and Norman Doidge offer.

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Sizing Up Goliath: The Upside of Being Underestimated

January/February 2014

With his enormous success, Malcolm Gladwell has morphed from a darling underdog to a publishing juggernaut at whom it’s now trendy to sling insults.


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Rewriting the Story: Entering the World of the Abused Child

January/February 2014
Therapists must offer abused children a different felt experience of who they are.

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Clinician's Digest

Psychotherapy and the Affordable Care Act * Ecstasy in the Consulting Room

January/February 2014

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Editor's Note

The Impassable Divide

January/February 2014
More and more therapists have begun wondering how far all our impressive-sounding talk about the brain has gone in improving therapy’s effectiveness. After all, dropping stray neuroscience factoids into therapy sessions doesn’t equal “brain-based” therapy. So we’ve decided to ask some challenging questions about our profession’s infatuation with the brain: when all is said and done, has brain science actually lived up to its promise for psychotherapy? What specific clinical advances, if any, have been guided or encouraged by knowing more about neuroscience?

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Family Matters

Louder than Words: The Unspoken Code of Fathers and Sons

January/February 2014
A Bruce Springsteen song helps crack the unspoken code of father–son communication.

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In Consultation

How Food Improves Mood: Bringing Nutrition into the Consulting Room

January/February 2014
Learning even a little about nutrition and diet can greatly enhance therapists’ ability to help clients with mood problems.

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Point of View

Emotional First Aid: Looking Beyond the DSM

January/February 2014
In Emotional First Aid, Manhattan psychologist Guy Winch provides an instructional manual for handling the bumps and bruises of life.

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The Great Deception

We’re Less in Control Than We Think

January/February 2014
Most of us put much too much faith in the power of our conscious minds to bring about lasting change. Instead of looking up the higher branches of consciousness, we should be looking down into the nervous system settings that generate impulses and inclinations.

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The Next Big Step

What’s Ahead in Psychotherapy’s Fascination with Brain Science?

January/February 2014
Labeling behavior in fancy neurophysiological terms can make what we do sound more scientifically rigorous than the notoriously fuzzy language of psychotherapy, but how clinically useful is this brain language anyway?

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What Is This Thing Called Love?

A Whole New Way of Looking at It

January/February 2014
More than any other positive emotion, love resides within connections. It extends beyond personal boundaries to characterize the vibe that pulsates between and among people. It can even energize whole social networks or inspire a crowd to get up and dance.

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January/February 2014
Untangling Brain Science
Has it Lived Up to its Promise for Therapists
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Blue-Collar Therapy

The Nitty-Gritty of Lasting Change

November/December 2013
Changes in the habitual attitudes and behaviors that shape our lives rarely happen as the result of psychological epiphanies or emotional catharsis. Most therapeutic progress comes from the painstaking process of continual practice that reinforces some behaviors while actively discouraging others.

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Love and Terror: Penetrating the Heart of Evil

November/December 2013

Pilgrim's Wilderness

A new book examines how one man, under the guise of religious faith, kept his family isolated in a world of abuse and brutality, and how another family broke boundaries to help them escape.


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The Black Shadow: Facing the Taboo Issue of Race in the Consulting Room

November/December 2013
Raising the issue of race in therapy can help African American clients connect their personal struggles to an enduring cultural legacy that many insist isn’t supposed to matter anymore.

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Clinician's Digest

Psychotherapy vs. Placebos * Frontline Psychotherapy

November/December 2013
Garry Cooper and Kathleen Smith

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Creatures of Habit

Do We Really Choose How We Live Our Lives?

November/December 2013
When routines and habits become as lifeless as the manner in which one brushes one’s teeth, when the choreography of one’s existence resembles a blindfolded slog through quicksand—rather than the Jets and Sharks leaping across the streets of the Upper West Side—something must be done.

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Family Matters

Permission to Sleep: Accepting a Long Road to Love

November/December 2013
A woman discovers that giving someone permission to sleep can be a deep expression of love.

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