Oral Histories of Psychotherapy 1978-2017
A group of innovators and leaders look back over different realms of therapeutic practice and offer their view of the eureka moments, the mistakes and misdirections, and the inevitable trial-and-error processes that have shaped the evolution of different specialty areas within the field.
- Trauma: Retreats and Advances BESSEL VAN DER KOLK
- Couples: In Search of a Safe Haven JOHN GOTTMAN
- Systems Therapy: The Art of Creating Uncertainty SALVADOR MINUCHIN
- Family Violence: Out of the Shadows MARY JO BARRETT
- Psychopharmacology: The Jury Is Still Out JOHN PRESTON
- Race Matters: How Far Have We Come? KENNETH HARDY
- Neuroscience and Therapy: The Craft of Rewiring the Brain DANIEL SIEGEL
Left to Our Own Devices
By Marian Sandmaier - Today, we’re entering a new and fast-expanding universe of emotional self-help—one populated by smartphone apps. They offer tools for everything from depression, social anxiety, and binge eating to phobias, postpartum problems, and substance abuse recovery. Since solace-by-app is here to stay, how might clinicians become a meaningful part of this mental health game changer, in ways that might benefit both themselves and their clients?
Sorting Through The Bewildering World Of Therapeutic Apps
Mobile apps offer tools for everything from depression, social anxiety, and binge eating to phobias, OCD, postpartum problems, and substance abuse recovery. In some cases, they’re even being marketed as actual providers of therapy, or at least therapy-like help. Since solace-by-app is here to stay, what do therapists need to know?
Six Master Clinicians Share Their Reflections
Of all the meaningful sessions that take place in a therapists's career, what makes certain ones stand out? We asked six widely respected clinicians to tell the story of a particular experience that lives on for them. This special feature collects those tales of taking creative leaps in the dark and stumbling toward insight.
- "Crossing to Safety" by Courtney Armstrong
- "Happy New Year?" by Ron Taffel
- "Keeping the Faith" by Mary Jo Barrett
- "In the Valley of the Shadow" by Margie Nichols
- "The Uninvited Guest" by Hedy Schleifer
- "The Found and the Lost" by Terry Real
How Therapists Can Help Us Accept and Break Free from Our Dispositions
New investigations are beginning to shed new light on a question that's hounded psychotherapy for more than a century: what's the relationship between nature and nurture, and what does it mean for the human project of change? As we come to understand more about the complex process of temperament development, therapists may be able to better help clients master one of life's trickiest balancing acts---making peace with one's inborn nature while knocking against its boundaries, in search of a larger self.
The Last Dance: Awakening a Mother’s Joyful Spirit
Toward the end of her life, a woman turns back the clock by performing the goofy ballet of her youth.
What the Cactus Knew: The reward of not getting what you want
A much-anticipated vacation demonstrates the rewards of not getting what you want.
Coming Full Circle
Learning to Choose Where You Look
The Enduring Mystery of Temperament
Clinicians have long considered theories that emphasize inborn predispositions as antiquated and even reactionary. but the work of researchers like Jerome Kagan and startling developments in fields like behavioral molecular genetics are making therapists think again.
Time Traveler - An empty nest can portend a freer life
Life in the empty nest can be humbling, exhilarating, and occasionally, just plain weird.