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The Attuned Therapist

Does Attachment Theory Really Matter?

March/April 2011
In recent years, attachment theory, with its emphasis on early bonding, connection and relationship, has exerted as much influence over the field of psychotherapy as any other perspective. Why then do some critics believe that it's sending therapists off on the wrong track?

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The Nightgown

In Search of the Answerman

March/April 2011
A determined patient searches for therapeutic insight from an unlikely source.

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The Verdict Is In

The Case for Attachment Theory

March/April 2011
Fifty years of research has confirmed that the emotional quality of our earliest attachment relationships is central to our well-being as adults.

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Clinician's Digest

January/February 2011

Virtual Visitation for Parents and Children


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Bookmarks

Misstating the Obvious: The Pitfalls of Doing What Comes Naturally

January/February 2011
While many therapists like to trust their intuition, research shows how often "gut instinct" can lead us astray.

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Chew Wisely

The Joy of Playing With Your Food

January/February 2011
Remember as a kid being scrupulously taught that eating was a serious business that brooked no nonsense? A lifetime later, this author discovered that---as with so many other life lessons---his mother was totally wrong.

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Cyberspaced

Sherry Turkle Sees e-Life at the Crossroads

January/February 2011
MIT professor Sherry Turkle has spent the last 30 years studying what our machines have come to mean to us, and how they're altering--sometimes radically--our experience of intimacy, privacy, personal identity, and human connection.

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Editor's Note

Eating To Live, Not Living To Eat

January/February 2011

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Family Matters

Coming Full Circle: Learning to Choose Where You Look

January/February 2011
Understanding your place in the great circle of life is often a matter of where you choose to look.

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I Think, Therefore I Eat

Skills for Successful Dieting

January/February 2011
From the viewpoint of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the reason that dieters so frequently fail to stick to their healthy eating plans is simple: knowing what to do and knowing how to get yourself to do it are two entirely different skills.

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In Consultation

First Impressions: Getting Off to the Right Start is Crucial in Therapy

January/February 2011
That first session with a new client can be crucial to the success or failure of treatment.

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It's Not About The Food

The Truth About Eating Disorders

January/February 2011
The key to working effectively with eating disorders is understanding that starving, bingeing, and purging aren't simply bad habits. For treatment to work, it must get beyond the focus on negative behavior to grasp the emotional cycle of disordered eating.

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Point Of View

Whatever Became of Feminism?: Harriet Lerner on the Legacy of the Women's Movement

January/February 2011
Whatever happened to feminism? Psychologist and bestselling author Harriet Lerner offers some perspective.

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Recipe For Life

Is Attuned Eating the Answer to Diet Failure?

January/February 2011
Despite the common cultural notion that anyone can successfully lose weight---constantly reinforced by the $60 billion-a-year diet industry---at least 95 percent of dieters regain lost pounds. Here's an alternative approach to weight control.

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A Smile after the Storm

On the Front Lines

November/December 2010
A young orphan in Rwanda learns to get beyond an experience of unimaginable horror.

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Case Study

Stop the Merry-Go-Round: Strategies for Angry Couples

November/December 2010
While partners caught in the anger merry-go-round invariably blame the other, both typically pass the anger back and forth like a shared virus.

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Clinician's Digest

November/December 2010
- The end of the Psychotrophic Age? - Can Therapists Save the World? - Preventing Combat Trauma - Whatever Happened to Empathy?

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Deconstructing Depression

A Therapeutic Road Map for Effective Treatment

November/December 2010
Depression is an ill-defined diagnosis encompassing conditions with a variety of underlying causes. Recognizing different forms of depression is the key to initiating effective treatment.

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Family Matters

Listening to Your Heart: Sometimes Life's Greatest Gifts are Disguised as Disappointments

November/December 2010
A mother deals with the news that her child will have a lifelong impairment.

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From the Editor

November/December 2010

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In Consultation

Therapy in the Round: Group Therapy Offers a Larger Arena for Change

November/December 2010
How the skills of the group therapist differ from those of the individually-oriented practitioner.

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It Takes a Community

Therapy-As-Usual Can't Serve the Needs of Our Returning Troops

November/December 2010
Our standard psychotherapeutic paradigm is unequal to the mammoth challenge of serving the troops who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan. What's needed is a public health perspective that taps into the power of community healing.

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Point of View

Telling It Like It Is: Donald Meichenbaum Doesn't Mince Words

November/December 2010
Long an acerbic critic of the trendy and faddish, Don Meichenbaum, one of the founders of CBT, is still determined to separate myth from reality in the world of psychotherapy.

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Rules of Engagement

A Civilian Therapist’s Guide to the Military Mindset

November/December 2010
What civilian therapists need to know about military culture and life in a combat zone to best serve veterans struggling with war trauma.

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The Case for Energy Psychology

Snake oil or therapeutic power tool?

November/December 2010
A wizened, seen-it-all psychologist describes how he came to embrace an approach that much of the orthodox psychotherapy world considers the latest incarnation of snake oil.

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