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January/February 2012
Are Parents Obsolete?
Confronting the dilemmas of 21st-century childrearing
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A Bond Like None Other: Sometimes proximity isn’t the same as closeness

January/February 2012
Exploring the complex fabric of an often poorly understood family bond that shapes us, in one way or another, throughout our lives.

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Brain-Based Parenting

What Neuroscience is Teaching Us About Connecting With Our Kids

January/February 2012
Our growing understanding of attachment and the processes that shape the parenting brain are opening new possibilities for helping stressed-out parents who are turned off to their own children.

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Case Study

Beyond Clinical Correctness: Unearthing the logic of the client’s solution

January/February 2012
An understanding of the unconventional ways people demonstrate resilience is important in helping us avoid pathologizing clients and stop believing there’s only one clinically “correct” way to help them.

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Clinician's Digest

Mental Health Systems Under Stress

January/February 2012
- Mental health systems under stress - The timing of trauma treatment - The revolt against DSM-5

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Editor's Note

Kids These Days

January/February 2012
The old compact between family and society—each doing its part to protect and promote the whole—seems to be badly strained, if not flat-out broken. Thus, the semi-facetious question on our cover, “Are Parents Obsolete?” alludes to deadly serious challenges not just to parents, but to the entire institution of parenting itself.

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Family Matters

The Sadness Ghost: A 6-year-old discovers the power of his imagination

January/February 2012
It’s not necessarily that sadness must always be avoided, but maybe we need to find a way to give it its place.

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In Consultation

It’s More Complicated Than That: Probing the complexities of the antidepressants debate

January/February 2012
The recent spate of negative research findings and unfavorable media coverage of antidepressant drugs have obscured some important clinical issues.

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Point Of View

Learning How to Learn: Communities of Practice can reveal new paths to excellenc

January/February 2012
While therapists often lead quite isolated professional lives, social-learning theorist Etienne Wenger has shown how a community of practice is perhaps the crucial ingredient in the development of a skilled clinician.

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Psychotherapy At The Crossroads

A New Vision of Integrative Mental Health

January/February 2012
An alternative to the old talking cure is expanding the knowledge base of psychotherapy as we recognize the role that exercise, nutrition, spirituality, mind-body approaches, and lifestyle can play in enhancing our clinical effectiveness.

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The Decline And Fall Of Parental Authority

and What Therapists Can Do About It

January/February 2012
American parents today face a perfect storm of cultural and social circumstances that undermine the very foundations of parental authority. In response, mothers and fathers are beginning to see therapists as irrelevant and to challenge the entire social, educational, and economic context of childrearing.

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The Parent Circle

Tapping the Wisdom of True Experts

January/February 2012
Traditional approaches to helping parents too often fail to address their profound sense of disempowerment and frustration. It’s time to find new ways to help mothers and fathers develop supportive communities outside of therapy.

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When Meditation Isn't Enough

Going Beyond Acceptance to Healing

September/October 2011

A psychotherapist discusses the next step: how to help clients transform the disruptive feelings and thoughts that they’ve learned to simply observe during meditation.


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A Matter Of Choice

Deciding: to be Right or be Married?

November/December 2011

Do you want to be right or be married? Okay, now pause, think, breathe . . . and choose between First Consciousness and Second Consciousness.


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Bookmarks

The Heart of Darkness: Plumbing the Nature of Evil

November/December 2011

Plumbing the eternal question: Why are there bad people?


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Case Study

The Five “A’s” of Transformation: The Enneagram as a Clinical Tool

November/December 2011
The Enneagram and the 5 A’s of transformation.

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Clinician's Digest

Trauma Below and Above Ground

November/December 2011
- Chilean miners' long-term trauma - Training good therapists - The question of bullying

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Editor's Note

The Gritty, Hot-Blooded Work of Couples Therapy

November/December 2011
This issue’s contributors aren’t just convinced that therapists should do more couples therapy, but that risk-taking and turning up the heat in the therapy room is the key to having real therapeutic impact with couples.

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Facing Our Fears

Why We Avoid Doing Couples Therapy

November/December 2011

As neuroscience increasingly shows how wired we are to our intimate partners, an important question arises for therapists: Why do we primarily continue to see people individually who are grappling with serious problems in their relationships?


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Family Matters

The Fundamental Things

November/December 2011
The times and tides of 33 years of marriage

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In Consultation

From Estrangement to Engagement

November/December 2011
Helping Fathers and Daughters Connect

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In Or Out?

Treating the Mixed-Agenda Couple

November/December 2011

At least 30 percent of couples coming to therapy have fundamentally different agendas about whether to try to save the marriage. If we’re ever going to improve our success rates, we need to address that ambivalence from the moment they arrive in our offices.


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Point Of View

Our Potential for Good: Altruism as an Evolutionary Imperative

November/December 2011

Psychologist Darcher Keltner believes that underestimating our capacity for altruism does human nature a disservice.


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Removing The Masks

Let’s Stop Wasting Time

November/December 2011

Conventional therapeutic wisdom aside, people typically don’t hurt each other because they’re out of touch, unable to communicate, or can’t help themselves. All too frequently, they do hurtful things with impunity and entitlement simply to gratify their own needs.


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November/December 2011
Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?
Stretching your Comfort Zone
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