Hanging Out with Dick Van Dyke: A Lesson in Stepping Up
An encounter with a superstar teaches a young woman about courage.
A Writer's Remembrance
Even for seasoned writers, being edited by Rich wasn't an easy process, but it led them to the murky, half-buried thing waiting below the surface—the thing that actually mattered.
Can Therapists Help Parents Raise Antiracist Kids?
If ever there was a moment to talk with children about racism and antiracism, it’s now. But how, exactly?
Psychotherapy Responds to the Pandemic
If ever a conference devoted to “The Art of Healing in an Anxious Time” was needed, this is that time. At the 2020 Virtual Symposium, some of the field’s leaders offered both practical guidance and personal perspective on how to put what we know about trauma, mindfulness, and emotional connection to work as we confront a crisis few of us imagined possible.
Are Mental Health Days for Students a Good Idea?
Spearheaded by high school students and supported by some influential adults, a movement is underway to mandate a limited number of mental health days as part of a public school’s official sick-day policy.
A Controversial Study on Abortion Offers Surprising Findings
Whatever one’s position on abortion, it’s hard to dispute that the debate has ramped up radically over the last year.
Five Tales of Self-Discovery
Although it’s not usually acknowledged, change in the consulting room goes both ways. Even as they help clients wrestle with their issues, it’s the rare therapist who hasn’t experienced his or her own eureka moments. Five therapists share their tales of personal transformation.
When Disaster Strikes, Jim Gordon Gets to Work
Wherever people have been uprooted and stripped raw by the devastating force of war, sudden violence, or natural disaster, you’re likely to find Jim Gordon at work. For 25 years, he’s been bringing the tools of mind–body healing to trouble spots around the globe. His goal? To make himself unnecessary.
How Can We Manage to Stay Well?
Most clinicians know that if a person has suffered one bout of serious depression, he or she is much more vulnerable to another one. But most therapists still don’t address a vital question with their clients—how can they stay well once their most recent bout of misery has ended and they’ve left therapy?
Stories Told at the End of the Day
In our own small way, the Networker has tried to revive the ancient, tribal practice of storytelling. At our third annual Symposium storytelling event, five veteran therapists fearlessly got on stage and told disarmingly revealing stories about therapy experiences that challenged them and taught them something vital about themselves.