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The Therapy Beat

Surrogate Partner Therapy: Crossing Lines or Expanding Boundaries?

Chris Lyford • 9/7/2021

The debate around surrogate partner therapy.

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The Therapy Beat

The TikTok Therapist: Goodbye, Blank Slate

Chris Lyford • 7/12/2021

For some therapists, using TikTok isn’t a marketing tactic, but a public service.

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Hip Hop Therapy

The Healing Power of Giving Kids the Mic

Chris Lyford • 5/4/2021

The process of creating beats and lyrics is rooted in therapeutic practices. At one South Bronx high school, a school social worker has traded the therapy room for the music studio.

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The Therapy Beat

Psychedelic Therapy and Racial Trauma: Offering Clients a Deeper Experience of Healing

Chris Lyford • 5/4/2021

Can psychedelic therapy offer a faster, deeper way to heal the intergenerational effects of racial injustice?

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The Therapy Beat

Robots in the Therapy Room?

Chris Lyford • 12/30/2020

“Therapy robots” have been touted as an answer to loneliness and a new way to build social skills. But will they change the way therapists work?

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The Therapy Beat

The Effects of COVID-19 on Addiction Treatment

Chris Lyford • 11/3/2020

The pandemic continues to strain small addiction clinics and their struggling clients.

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Celebrating Black Therapists

An Online Community Helps Clinicians Find Their "Firsts"

Chris Lyford • 7/9/2020

Since its founding, Black Therapists Rock, a Facebook group for Black therapists, has gained tens of thousands of members. It's a resource where members can network, get clinical advice, and meet potential mentors. But it’s also where many Black therapists discover—often for the first time—a sense of community in a predominately white field.

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The Therapy Beat

The Free Therapy Movement Breaks New Ground

Chris Lyford • 6/30/2020

The movement to offer more free therapy and expand access to treatment gains momentum.

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Clinician's Digest

Left Behind: Counselors Seek Medicare Reimbursement

Chris Lyford • 5/1/2020

The long, hard fight to fix a legislative gap.

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The Warm Handoff

Therapists’ Expanding Role in Healthcare

Chris Lyford • 3/5/2020

In a country where one in five primary care patients has a diagnosable behavioral health issue, setting up doctors and therapists to work hand in hand may be the key to creating a more accessible, affordable, and effective healthcare system.

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The 2016 Election Is Raising Ethical Concerns for Therapists

Is There a Place for Politics in Therapy?

Chris Lyford • 9/16/2016

By Chris Lyford - It's almost a cardinal rule that therapy and politics don’t mix. However, concerned about the stakes in this year’s presidential election, some therapists are wondering whether they have a professional, and even moral, obligation to bring politics into the consulting room.

Daily Blog

The Free Therapy Movement of Give an Hour

Therapists Extend Their Reach to Veterans in Need

Chris Lyford • 6/3/2016

By Chris Lyford - Since its founding in 2005, the Give an Hour organization has created a nationwide network of nearly 7,000 social workers, psychotherapists, psychiatrists, couples therapists, and substance-abuse counselors who’ve committed one hour a week to doing free counseling with members of the military and their families.

Daily Blog

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as Effective as Clinicians Believe?

Despite Longstanding Authority, New Research Questions CBT's Reliability

Chris Lyford • 1/1/2016

For nearly 50 years, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has claimed higher scientific authority among the vast legion of psychotherapy approaches as a result of having more research demonstrate its effectiveness than any other therapeutic method. But recent developments have raised questions about whether the effectiveness and scientific bona fides of CBT have been overstated.

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The Healing Combination of Therapy and Disaster Relief

How an Uncommon Blend of Therapy and Volunteerism is Changing the World

Chris Lyford • 8/7/2015

Fifteen years ago, psychotherapist Jeffrey Kottler never imagined he’d be stuffing nine duffel bags full of antibiotics and suture kits for a return trip to Nepal. But since founding Empower Nepali Girls (ENG) to provide scholarships to at-risk children, he's returned to the country several times each year with a small team to rescue girls from probable futures in sex slavery, putting them on the path to careers in medicine, engineering, and teaching. And Kottler isn't alone in his relief efforts. In fact, many therapists are redefining what it means to create a connection, the resulting product being an uncommon blend of therapy, relief work, and social justice advocacy. Here are a few of their stories.

Daily Blog

Ketamine: Leading the New Wave of Antidepressants?

Fast-Acting Party Drug Could be in the Pipeline for Depression Treatment

Chris Lyford • 5/29/2015

Since it was introduced as an anesthetic in the 1970s, ketamine has occupied an uncertain pharmacological status. It’s been used as both a Vietnam-era battlefield painkiller and an illicit party drug, better known as Special K. But recent findings in studies around the world have some researchers wondering whether it might be the silver bullet for depression that Prozac and its sidekicks never turned out to be.

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The Therapy Beat

Surrogate Partner Therapy: Crossing Lines or Expanding Boundaries?

Chris Lyford • 9/7/2021

The debate around surrogate partner therapy.

Magazine Article

The Therapy Beat

The TikTok Therapist: Goodbye, Blank Slate

Chris Lyford • 7/12/2021

For some therapists, using TikTok isn’t a marketing tactic, but a public service.

Magazine Article

Hip Hop Therapy

The Healing Power of Giving Kids the Mic

Chris Lyford • 5/4/2021

The process of creating beats and lyrics is rooted in therapeutic practices. At one South Bronx high school, a school social worker has traded the therapy room for the music studio.

Magazine Article

The Therapy Beat

Psychedelic Therapy and Racial Trauma: Offering Clients a Deeper Experience of Healing

Chris Lyford • 5/4/2021

Can psychedelic therapy offer a faster, deeper way to heal the intergenerational effects of racial injustice?

Magazine Article

The Therapy Beat

Robots in the Therapy Room?

Chris Lyford • 12/30/2020

“Therapy robots” have been touted as an answer to loneliness and a new way to build social skills. But will they change the way therapists work?

Magazine Article

The Therapy Beat

The Effects of COVID-19 on Addiction Treatment

Chris Lyford • 11/3/2020

The pandemic continues to strain small addiction clinics and their struggling clients.

Magazine Article

The Therapy Beat

The Free Therapy Movement Breaks New Ground

Chris Lyford • 6/30/2020

The movement to offer more free therapy and expand access to treatment gains momentum.

Magazine Article

Clinician's Digest

Left Behind: Counselors Seek Medicare Reimbursement

Chris Lyford • 5/1/2020

The long, hard fight to fix a legislative gap.

Magazine Article

The Warm Handoff

Therapists’ Expanding Role in Healthcare

Chris Lyford • 3/5/2020

In a country where one in five primary care patients has a diagnosable behavioral health issue, setting up doctors and therapists to work hand in hand may be the key to creating a more accessible, affordable, and effective healthcare system.

Magazine Article

Clinician's Digest

Couples Therapy Goes Public

Chris Lyford • 12/27/2019

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

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Chris Lyford is the Editorial Assistant at Psychotherapy Networker, where he writes the magazine's "Digest" pieces on occasion, performs editing tasks, and manages social media.