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Editor's Note

January/February 2019
In this issue, we hear from therapists who are moving beyond the confines of their offices to work with traumatized communities with enormous needs and few resources for healing. These therapists aren’t superheroes, but their stories challenge us to confront the question of what each of us might offer if we decided to refocus our energies and commitments.

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Family Matters

The Freedom Machine: Learning to Leave the Nest

January/February 2019
When you’re young, a car isn’t just a car—it can be a freedom machine.

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In Consultation

The Accidental Sex Therapist: Helping Clients Get “Dumb and Happy”

January/February 2019
You may not be a certified sex therapist, but that doesn’t mean you have to shy away from helping clients with their sexual issues.

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Point of View

Theater as Therapy: Can Shakespeare Heal the Trauma of War?

January/February 2019
Stephen Wolfert’s De-Cruit program is giving vets a chance to heal the trauma of war in creative ways.

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Survival Skills

Chicago Gang Members Take a Challenging Leap

January/February 2019
In one violent Chicago neighborhood, embattled gang members see themselves as UPOWs—urban prisoners of war. To introduce them to a new set of survival skills, a therapist specializing in complex trauma helps take them off the streets and into the wilderness. Can her unlikely approach, which at times resembles a seminar on brain science, make a real difference in their lives?

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The Masculinity Paradox

What Does It Mean to Be a “Real” Man Today?

January/February 2019
The #MeToo movement has returned the field to many of the issues feminists raised decades ago. This time, however, there’s a new focus on avoiding us-versus-them thinking and exploring the great terra incognita of couples work—the inner world of men and their vulnerability. *Includes an interview with Esther Perel.

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November/December 2018
A New Generation of Clients
Is Therapy Keeping Pace?
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Bookmarks

Generations in Jail: When Crime Is a Family Value

November/December 2018
A new book explores how criminal behavior gets handed down in families from one generation to the next.

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Bumps in the Road

Accompanying Young Clients Through Life’s Transitions

November/December 2018
Many young people transitioning into the uncertainties of adulthood today are feeling more scared and alone than ever. One therapist has discovered that a key to helping them navigate the inevitable bumps of new challenges is being part of their journey over the long haul.

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Case Study

“Nobody Knows!”: Helping Introverts Appreciate Their Strengths

November/December 2018
A young introvert in college learns to embrace her temperament as a gift, rather than a problem.

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Clinician's Digest

The Podcast Boom: Is It for You?

November/December 2018
Podcasts have exploded in numbers and popularity. What do mental health professionals need to know about this way of expanding their audience and their practice?

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Confessions of a Millennial Therapist

Finding My #Dreamjob

November/December 2018
After careful review of the usual stereotypes—technologically adroit, social media fixated, with a touch of narcissism—one 30-something therapist belatedly comes to a realization: she is, in fact, a millennial. And despite the negative connotations often attached to the label, that may not be such a bad thing after all.

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Editor's Note

November/December 2018
Here, we focus on today’s young adults (many of whom bristle at the label millennials). Not only have they ushered in many of the changes taking place in the therapeutic relationship and the issues we address in therapy, but they increasingly represent the newest crop of therapists, who often have important things to teach their older, seasoned mentors about what today’s clients want and need.

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Family Matters

The Inheritance: A Father Passes on a Complicated Legacy

November/December 2018
Sometimes family legacies can stir up complicated feelings and outright conflict.

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In Consultation

Health Comes in All Sizes

November/December 2018
A paradigm shift around weight and wellness is taking on old stigmas.

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Listening to the Next Generation

Are We Hearing What They Have to Say?

November/December 2018
Admitting her bafflement with some of her millennial clients, a veteran therapist accepts her ignorance and gets advice from some of the young people in her life. Here’s how their fresh perspectives energized her practice.

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Point of View

Resisting Matrimania: A Single Life Can Be a Rewarding Choice

November/December 2018
Author and researcher Bella DePaulo says it’s time to start seeing the growing population of single adults as something more than just people unable to find the right partner.

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The "Millennial Effect"

How Young Clients Are Leading Therapists to New Places

November/December 2018
As they’re about to surpass baby boomers as the largest generation, millennials are coming to dominate the population of therapy consumers. But their impact goes beyond sheer numbers. With sometimes startling directness, they’re demanding that their therapists become even more “real” and disclosing, whether therapists are comfortable being that unguarded or not.

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The Man Who Became an Adjective

No One Writes about Psychology Like Malcolm Gladwell

November/December 2018
No one writes about psychology with more irresistible readability—and book sales—than 2019 Symposium featured speaker Malcolm Gladwell.

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The Secret of Getting Through

A Profile of an Impressively Unimpressive Therapist

November/December 2018
A quick glance a therapist whose young clients rave about her.

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Between Two Worlds

Trauma Treatment on the Edge

September/October 2018
A clinician accustomed to treating trauma in her private practice is also an investigator of an MDMA-assisted psychotherapy research project. From this dual vantage point, she offers her take on the difference psychedelics make in her experience as a healer.

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Bookmarks

The U-Curve of Happiness

September/October 2018
A new book claims that even if you find yourself suffering through a gloomy midlife slog, you’re likely to experience a brighter landscape in your 50s and 60s.

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Case Study

A Playful Path to Attachment

September/October 2018
Through games that encourage small moments of laughter, a struggling mother and her adopted daughter learn a different way to bond.

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Chronic Pain Reconsidered

A New Role for Therapists

September/October 2018
Only one percent of patients suffering from acute back pain have a significant structural abnormality in their back, and a remarkably low percentage of back surgeries are successful. A physician inspired by the pioneering work of physician John Sarno describes his journey to develop a radical alternative to standard medical interventions with chronic pain.

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Clinician's Digest

Police and Therapists: A New Alliance

September/October 2018
Innovative co-responder programs around the country are bringing about a shift in how police and clinicians define the boundaries of their work.

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