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The Many Faces Of Wisdom

Perspectives on Therapy’s Questions

March/April 2013
Excerpts from a series of interviews with some of the wisest souls in the field of psychology and psychotherapy on essential questions clinicians struggle with every day.

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Wisdom In Psychotherapy

Can We Afford It?

March/April 2013
It wasn’t their research results or bestselling books that set apart Freud, Rogers, Minuchin, and Satir. They seemed to have a sense of what really mattered. But today, have conceptions about clinical wisdom become obsolete?

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Driven Crazy: TBI is Claiming the Hearts and Minds of Too Many Vets

January/February 2013
With the U.S. Army suicide rate at an all-time high, there’s a greater need than ever to understand the struggles of soldiers returning from war zones and trying to resume a normal life.

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Case Study

Treating the Dissociative Child: The Road Back from the Ultimate Loss of Self

January/February 2013
Few cases offer as eerie a therapeutic challenge as a suddenly noncommunicative child, lost in a dissociative shutdown.

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Clinician's Digest I

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

January/February 2013
Strengthening New Year’s Resolutions

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Clinician's Digest II

The Antipsychotic Epidemic

January/February 2013

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Clinician's Digest III

Can Video Games Power Up Your Practice?

January/February 2013

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Editor's Note

Fretting Over the Anxious

January/February 2013
Through our lives, most of us develop what can only be called a deeply personal relationship with our anxiety. There’s a good reason for this. A predilection for anxiety was built into our neurophysiological wiring as a kind of evolutionary early-warning system for us hominids in an unpredictable, often hostile environment. Anxiety, in this sense, is like a loyal, somewhat skittish guard dog—maybe too easily aroused, but handy to have growling around the cave when intruders threaten.

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Family Matters

Dilemmas of the “Haveitall” Mom: A Young Mother Struggles with a New Identity

January/February 2013
A young woman confronts the myths and dilemmas of motherhood.

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In Consultation

Therapy’s Nonverbal Dance: Are You in Step with Your Clients?

January/February 2013
Noticing a client’s nonverbal shifts isn’t enough. You must know what these shifts mean.

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Living With The Devil We Know

We May be Anxious, but Not to Change

January/February 2013
As therapists, we typically assume that a person suffering from severe anxiety is eager and motivated to receive the help we offer. But we should never naively underestimate clients’ hidden antipathy to change, despite their discomfort.

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Point Of View

The Power of Forgiveness: Cutting the Bonds of Resentfulness

January/February 2013
Frederic Luskin has spent the last 20 years studying forgiveness and why achieving it can be so difficult.

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Sympathy For The Devil

Mendota, a Youth-Treatment of Last Resort

January/February 2013
The word psychopath distinguishes hard-bitten predators. Research shows a treatment center—run by shrinks, not wardens—has reduced new violent offenses by 50 percent. What accounts for the Mendota Treatment Center’s success?

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Taming The Wild Things

Helping Anxious Kids and Their Parents

January/February 2013
In this age of helicopter parents and protective child professionals, we can often recreate a potent anxiety- reinforcing system around children that not only rewards anxiety, but encourages it to grow and take over even more of the child’s life.

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The Anxiety Game

It’s Rigged, so Let’s Change the Rules

January/February 2013
Therapists are supposed to make clients feel safe and secure, creating a cozy haven from a cruel world, right? Well, when it comes to treating anxiety, more clinicians are instructing clients to ramp their fears, while telling themselves how much they welcome the experience.

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January/February 2013
Treating the Anxious Client
New Directions for Psychotherapy’s Most Common Problem
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Case Study

Being Meryl Streep: Learning to Distinguish Behavior from Identity

November/December 2012
A therapist uses a Hollywood analogy to help a client learn an important lesson about distinguishing behavior from identity.

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Clinician's Digest I

Psychotherapy's Declining Market Share

November/December 2012

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Clinician's Digest II

Can Genes Predict Therapy Outcome?

November/December 2012

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Clinician's Digest III

Navigating the Maze of DSM-5

November/December 2012

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Clinician's Digest IV

What Causes Borderline Personality Disorder?

November/December 2012

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Editor's Note

Pushing Past Our Limits

November/December 2012
This issue of the Networker is about what coaches like Andrew can teach psychotherapists, and the role that challenge and incorruptible truth-telling can play in the change process. A good coach is someone who, however hard he may push you, above all, respects your ability to push yourself to the next level, to become stronger, smarter, braver, and more capable than you think you are.

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Family Matters

Nothing Like Willy Loman? A Classic Play Still Casts a Haunting Spell

November/December 2012
More than 60 years after its Broadway debut, a classic play continues to cast a haunting spell.

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In Consultation

The Art of the First Session: Getting It Right From the Start

November/December 2012
You never get a second chance to have a first session, so make the most of it.

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November/December 2012
Is The Game Changing?
The Rise of Therapeutic Coaching
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