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The Therapist as Traffic Cop: Learning the Hard Way with a Volatile Couple

January/February 2020
Being a good traffic cop can mean the difference between success or failure as a couples therapist.* Commentary by Peter Fraenkel

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Clinician's Digest

Couples Therapy Goes Public

January/February 2020
A bold new TV series captures the raw reality of couples therapy—for both clients and therapists.

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Editor's Note

January/February 2020
The pace of our daily schedules can make it hard to look up from our appointment apps and ponder the bigger picture: Why are we doing this thing called therapy? What drew us to the field in the first place? Over time, has our quest changed?

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Family Matters

Hold My Hand: Calming the Little Girl Inside Me

January/February 2020
A recently divorced mother learns to confront a lifelong fear on her own.

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In Consultation

Seeing Children through a Polyvagal Lens

January/February 2020
Polyvagal Theory widens the perspective on managing kids’ challenging behaviors.

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In Search of New Ideas

My Evolution as a Therapist

January/February 2020
A therapist reflects on a key lesson from his long career: clients don’t necessarily need new answers to their questions—they need new questions.

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Meet You in McGinnis Meadows

Lessons in Attunement

January/February 2020
What horsemanship can teach us about making sure our clients feel seen, heard, and helped.

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Our Calling

A Wounded Healer’s Journey

January/February 2020
As therapists, our job is to do our best for our clients. But even our best efforts can’t always ensure that therapy will help, or even that we don’t do harm.

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Point of View

Community Matters: New Possibilities for Mental Health

January/February 2020
A passionate advocate for mental health in underserved communities confronts the question, “Why don’t more black people go to treatment, and why don’t they take their kids?”

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Saving My Younger Self

A Therapist Finds Her Mission

January/February 2020
An urban school psychologist discovers the power of her own story of childhood trauma to inspire the kids she serves.

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January/February 2020
The Evolving Therapist
Why We Do the Work We Do
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The Sabbatical

Discovering My Self on a Car Lot

January/February 2020
After an unusual break from practice, a burnt-out young clinician learns to finally feel at home in the therapist’s chair.

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To Reveal or Not to Reveal

When the Therapist Has a Serious Illness

January/February 2020
Each therapist who becomes seriously ill faces a weighty choice between silence and disclosure with clients.

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A Therapist Redecorates

November/December 2019
The therapeutic benefits of turning an office makeover into a collaborative project.

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Bookmarks

The Myth of the Gendered Brain: What the Latest Science Tells Us

November/December 2019
A new book debunks some fundamental myths about gender.

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Case Study

Bowing Out: The Dilemma of Uncoupling

November/December 2019
If a loving couple shares a relationship history with no major deal-breaker issues, is “uncoupling” the best path?

*COMMENTARY by WILLIAM DOHERTY

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Changing Places

November/December 2019
When a therapist moves offices after 30 years, a lot of emotional issues get stirred up.

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Clinician's Digest

A Haunting New Film on the Legacy of Childhood Trauma

November/December 2019
A new documentary on comedian Darrell Hammond’s life spotlights the legacy of childhood trauma.

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Editor's Note

November/December 2019
Many of us overlook our physical environments, and perhaps especially our work spaces, which may be so familiar that we no longer really see them. In this issue, we explore the power of our offices to trigger a sense of safety or distrust, generate a feeling of welcome or indifference, and encourage creativity or stasis.

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Family Matters

The Family Album: Growing Up in the Shadow of Depression

November/December 2019
A troubled father casts a mysterious shadow over a little girl’s world.

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In Consultation

Helping Children Manage Stress

November/December 2019
Adapting mindfulness practices for young kids can be as easy as ABC.

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In Search of the Perfect Office

A Therapist Moves On Up

November/December 2019
Our offices don’t make people well, but they extend an invitation. They provide a comforting consistency in the midst of hard, often unsettling work. So a therapist’s office—no matter what it looks like—will absolutely never be “just an office.”

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Inner Sanctums

A Glimpse into Healing Spaces

November/December 2019
What do therapists consider when first setting up an office? These intimate portraits and interviews reveal a wide range of approaches at play.

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Point of View

Research or Reality? The Flawed Science of Psychotherapy

November/December 2019
As academic researchers continue the push for manualized, protocol-driven therapy, a psychodynamic therapist pushes back.

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Practice Tools - November/December 2019 Issue

The Pattern Wheel

November/December 2019
Your FREE practice tools download to use with clients right away.

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