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Creating a Sacred Space in Therapy

January/February 2015
As pressures mount to narrow the focus of psychotherapy into a medicalized, evidence-based approach, one of the teachers who first helped integrate mindfulness into psychotherapy argues for recognizing the role of ritual and embracing the sacred in our work.

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Who Failed Robert Peace? Even a Yale Degree Couldn’t Save Him

January/February 2015
Review of: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Why did a seeming rags-to-riches story of a young man’s triumph over poverty and the lure of the streets end so tragically?


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Voices of Reason: Empowering clients to alter their internal experiences

January/February 2015
The case of a young man hearing voices shows how even problems that first appear to be extreme can be resolved by empowering clients to alter subtle aspects of their internal experience.

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Clinician's Digest

The Pot Shoppe on Main Street

January/February 2015
The mental health professions are now being forced to address the debate over marijuana legalization.

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Editor's Note

Nurturing the seed of the specifically human capacity.

January/February 2015
Over several thousand years, different cultures have discovered how to nurture the seed of a specifically human capacity—a saving grace, as it were—for mentally stepping outside the rat cage of our own attachments and learning how to escape the whirring agitation of our minds. Over the past couple of decades, these meditative disciplines have become something of a national indoor sport, at least among a large segment of the American middle class seeking to quiet the mind and even develop a quality of genuine wisdom in our overstimulating and stressful world

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Family Matters

A Little Wiggle Room

January/February 2015
It’s never too late to change your story

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In Consultation

The Anatomy of Procrastination: Helping the ADHD Client Make Changes Stick

January/February 2015
Clients with ADHD often know the coping skills that can improve their lives—the problem is applying them in daily life.

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January/February 2015
Mindfulness Goes Viral
What Would Buddah Say?
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Nature, Pixelated

How the Virtual World Is Rewiring Our Senses

January/February 2015
For the first time in history, we’re mainly experiencing nature through intermediary technology that paradoxically provides more detail while flattening our sensory experience. Can becoming entranced by electronic media alter our brains?

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Point of View

Reinventing Couplehood: Intimacy and Commitment in the Age of Consumer Marriage

January/February 2015
Esther Perel, a couples therapist whose TED talk has had more than 5 million views, believes that it’s time to challenge the mismatch between the romantic ideal and the changing realities of contemporary life.

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The Fiction of the Self

The Paradox of Mindfulness in Clinical Practice

January/February 2015
If we engage in meditation long enough, we discover that our sense of being a separate, coherent, enduring self is actually a delusion maintained by our constant inner chatter. Seeing ourselves in this light can pull the rug out from under us in alarming—though potentially liberating—ways.

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The Mindfulness Explosion

The Perils of Mainstream Acceptance

January/February 2015
By replacing the exotic aura of spirituality with the language of science and a down-to-earth self-help approach, mindfulness has brought practices once considered New Age hokum into mainstream acceptance. But as it increasingly becomes a product to be sold in the marketplace, does it risk losing something vital to its transformative power?

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The Reluctant Guru

Staying in the Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn

January/February 2015

A Conversation with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Since he first developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn has not only become a key figure in shaping our ideas about physical and mental health, but a cultural icon. Here he talks about handling his public role and being placed on a pedestal.

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A Brief History of Anxiety

The Invention of a Modern Malaise

November/December 2014
Life today is, in many ways, easier than it used to be. Therefore, shouldn’t we be less anxious than we once were?

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Face to Face: Virtual reality is no substitute for the real deal

November/December 2014
Review of: The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

Research increasingly shows that screen time is no substitute for old-fashioned human contact.


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Case Study

Get Out of My Life! Working with Cut-off Family Members in the Consulting Room

November/December 2014

Helping families heal cutoffs is painstakingly delicate work, with a high risk for stumbling over buried land mines.


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Clinician's Digest

The Many Faces of Domestic Violence

November/December 2014
The Ray Rice case evokes a discussion of the many faces of domestic violence.

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Cure or Control?

Depression as a Chronic Condition

November/December 2014
Evidence continues to accumulate that many people with depression suffer bouts of it all their lives, even after a good response to therapy. So what if we give up the idea of cure and opt for the idea of management?

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Editor's Note

Depression, the most important public health issue in the world.

November/December 2014

Do therapists have a responsibility to educate people about society's role in generating unprecedented levels of depression?


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Family Matters

Rocking On! From grief to rebirth

November/December 2014
A daughter marvels as her mother goes from grief to an exuberant rebirth.

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In Consultation

The Many Guises of OCD

November/December 2014

Enduring recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder means riding out the demands of an inner bully.


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Out of the Tunnel

Escaping the Trance of Depression

November/December 2014
Depressed clients repeat the same thoughts, activities, feelings, and experiences again and again, as if entranced. Good depression treatment is largely about awakening them from this bad trance.

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Point of View

The Malleability of Memory: Putting Psychotherapy on the Witness Stand

November/December 2014

During the false memory controversies of the 1990s, many therapists saw Elizabeth Loftus, one of the most honored psychologists in the history of the field, as public-enemy number one.


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The CBT Path Out of Depression

Two Perspectives on How It Works

November/December 2014
While widely acknowledged to be the most empirically supported therapy ever invented, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is often criticized for being too rigid and mechanical. Not so, say two of its foremost practitioners.

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The Depression Epidemic

Can Mood Science Save Us?

November/December 2014
It’s time to get beyond simplistic notions about “chemical imbalances” and finally reckon with how deeply rooted depression is in the uncertainties and false values of our 21st-century consumer culture.

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