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Editor's Note

Rich Simon • 3/1/2015

There’s been a decline in the public’s utilization of psychotherapy as a consequence of the rise of what might be called the Gang of Three: DSM, Big Pharma, and Managed Care. Today, we appear to be an atomized and poorly organized field that’s lost economic ground to other approaches promising mental health consumers improved well-being. But while recognizing the missed opportunities and missteps we’ve made as a profession, the contributors to this issue also point to what we need to do to make a more concerted and effective stand to reclaim lost territory.

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How Mindfulness Makes Therapy a Sacred Space

Jack Kornfield on Practicing Mindfulness in the Therapy Room

Rich Simon • 2/20/2015

What exactly is it that mindfulness helps bring into focus that our other theories and methods of therapeutic practice haven’t already addressed? For an answer to that question, we asked Jack Kornfield---Buddhist teacher, psychotherapist, and someone who’s been at the forefront of those helping Westerners grasp Eastern spiritual concepts and practices since the 1970s. In this interview, he describes how ritual---what he calls the experience of the sacred---and a concern with the larger mystery of our lives can deepen the therapeutic encounter.

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Mindfulness and Awareness According to Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Father of MBSR Reflects on Mindfulness Today

Rich Simon • 2/6/2015

On the 10th anniversary of the publication of Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and the World, Jon Kabat-Zinn will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Networker Symposium this March in Washington, DC. He’ll explore the connection between the intensely private experience of living a meditative life and responding to the vast deluge of global and social problems we collectively face. In this interview, he explains the concept of mindfulness, how to practice it, and its role in the world today.

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Meditation for Slow Learners

Mindfulness Goes Big Time

Rich Simon • 1/25/2015


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Nurturing the seed of the specifically human capacity.

Rich Simon • 1/1/2015

Over several thousand years, different cultures have discovered how to nurture the seed of a specifically human capacity—a saving grace, as it were—for mentally stepping outside the rat cage of our own attachments and learning how to escape the whirring agitation of our minds. Over the past couple of decades, these meditative disciplines have become something of a national indoor sport, at least among a large segment of the American middle class seeking to quiet the mind and even develop a quality of genuine wisdom in our overstimulating and stressful world

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The Reluctant Guru

Staying in the Moment with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Rich Simon • 1/1/2015

A Conversation with Jon Kabat-Zinn

Since he first developed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn has not only become a key figure in shaping our ideas about physical and mental health, but a cultural icon. Here he talks about handling his public role and being placed on a pedestal.

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Depression Unmasked

Exploring a Hidden Epidemic

Rich Simon • 11/16/2014

In spite of profound historical changes that make us more vulnerable to depression, the entire mental health establishment still regards the condition much as it did more than two decades ago---as an individual problem, confined within an individual skull, best approached with individual therapies or nostrums. In the face of massive evidence that “individual” depression is really a vast social and cultural problem inextricably linked to the habits, mores, and expectations of our era, our tunnel vision is remarkably unchanged. So why do we continually use a relentlessly individualized remedy to fight a socially mediated disorder?

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Depression, the most important public health issue in the world.

Rich Simon • 11/12/2014

Do therapists have a responsibility to educate people about society's role in generating unprecedented levels of depression?


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The Networker Daily Email Takes a Break

Please tell us what information you really need

Rich Simon • 10/26/2014

A year ago today, we launched the Networker Daily—a blog that we hoped would be a source of digital caffeine for therapists every morning. We wanted to strengthen the sense of connection we already have with you and, along the way, inform, educate, and inspire the whole Networker community with news of the latest happenings in Therapy World. Now it’s 12 months and over 300 blogs later. While we’ve received plenty of fan mail, we’ve also gotten more than a few signals that we’ve provided too much of a good thing.

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Evidence-Based Strategies for Overcoming Conflict, Trauma, and More
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VAGDEVI MEUNIER, PSY.D.
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Terry Real on Working with Narcissists, Bullies, Boy-Men and Avoidants
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JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D.
 
KATE COHEN-POSEY, M.S., LMHC, LMFT
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
JONATHAN BAYLIN, PH.D.
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
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ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
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Master the body-oriented approach to trauma and stress disorders
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RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
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Advanced approaches for deep healing and post-traumatic growth
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RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Apply Proven Models in Everyday Therapy
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7/20/2017
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SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
DANIEL A HUGHES, PH.D.
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
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Esther Perel on Adapting to Uncertainty

And How Relationships Are Changing in a Pandemic

Rich Simon • 12/17/2020

There’s a profound change occurring in our relationship to space. In working remotely, it feels at times like we’re doing home visits. In video calls, we enter each other’s intimate spaces: kitchens and messy bedrooms. We’re not working from home—we’re working with home.

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The Addict in All of Us

An Interview with Gabor Maté

Lauren Dockett, Rich Simon • 7/10/2020

By Lauren Dockett and Rich Simon - Over the years, physician Gabor Maté has challenged his audiences to stop asking “why the addiction?” and start asking “why the pain?” Here, he explains his view of how addictive patterns of behavior are rooted in alienation and emotional suffering.

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Psychotherapy's Most Quotable Voice

What Makes Esther Perel Stand Out?

Lauren Dockett, Rich Simon • 2/18/2020

By Lauren Dockett and Rich Simon - By questioning some of the fundamental premises of traditional marriage, couples therapist Esther Perel has become, at least for the moment, psychotherapy’s public face and most quotable voice. But what is she saying that’s so intriguing and makes her stand out from all the other relationship experts our field produces?

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Learning to Bear the Unbearable

How MDMA Works

Bessel van der Kolk, Rich Simon • 9/26/2019

By Bessel van der Kolk and Rich Simon - As a researcher and outspoken advocate for therapeutic innovation, Bessel van der Kolk has been as influential as anyone in shaping the landscape of trauma therapy today. He describes what’s distinctive about the therapeutic potential of psychedelics.

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How Psychedelic Therapy Could Change Your Practice

Author Michael Pollan on the Promises and Challenges of a Growing Movement

Rich Simon • 10/29/2018

By Rich Simon - Author Michael Pollan talks about his latest book on the science of new psychedelics, as well as the many challenges therapists face in integrating the lessons of psychedelic therapy into their work.

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A Q&A with Tony Robbins

What's His Message for Therapists?

Rich Simon • 12/4/2017

By Rich Simon - Most therapists are only vaguely aware of Tony Robbins and his take on personal change. But if you attract millions of people from a staggering range of backgrounds, it’s a good bet you have something to offer. So what’s that elusive “something” that he transmits to people? And can therapists learn anything useful from him? In a recent interview, Networker editor Rich Simon sat down with him to find out.

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Take It or Leave It

The Therapy of Carl Whitaker

Rich Simon • 3/13/2017

By Rich Simon - Carl Whitaker was family therapy’s master of the absurd. This Networker profile described him in action demonstrating his belief that the unsocialized inner world of fantasy and impulse is a source of creativity to be defended against society’s abnormal normality.

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Fearless Foursome

The Women's Project Prepares to Pass the Torch

Rich Simon • 3/8/2017

By Rich Simon - For two decades, the members of the Women’s Project in Family Therapy were the outspoken feminist conscience of psychotherapy and, with their humor and warm camaraderie, became beloved role models in a field that had long been dominated by male leaders.

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A New Appreciation for Human Resilience

Rich Simon on Embracing Vulnerability as Strength

Rich Simon • 9/9/2016

By Rich Simon - Clearly, therapists must always respond with empathy, understanding, and attuned clinical expertise to clients’ suffering. But in their urgency to relieve pain, therapists must not overlook the rich possibilities for health and growth within every person, without which even the most skilled clinician in the world can do nothing. In the end, all clients must, to some extent, be their own healers.

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VIDEO: New Networker Master Class Series! Overcoming Resistance with David Burns

The Secret to Better Outcomes in Less Time

David Burns, Rich Simon • 5/26/2016

According to David Burns, MD, one of the originators of CBT and an expert in treating depression and anxiety, too often therapists ignore clients’ aversion to change. So he's developed a powerful approach to overcoming client resistance — once and for all. In our new online Master Class, Overcoming Resistance with Dr. David Burns: The Secret to Better Outcomes in Less Time, you can learn how David applies his evidence-based TEAM approach to motivate clients toward change and increase positive outcomes.

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon • 11/3/2020

The overwhelming shift to teletherapy this year represents the first wave of a sea change in the field of therapy—nothing less. We’ll need to marshal all the creativity and skill we’ve got to become active, thoughtful participants in this process.

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon • 8/26/2020

How can therapists of all races and ethnicities support their clients of color in voicing their experiences of racial oppression and naming what they need to heal? And how can white therapists in particular use their skills and commitment to self-awareness to look more deeply at themselves and their privilege?

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The Addict in All of Us

Gabor Maté's Unflinching Vision

Lauren Dockett, Rich Simon • 7/10/2020

Canadian physician Gabor Maté believes that addictive behaviors are woven into the very fabric of our materialistic society.

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon • 6/30/2020

What is it like for the more than six million women in the U.S. who face reproductive challenges? In simpler terms, what happens when you want a baby but things don’t turn out as you dreamed? With so many options in reproductive medicine these days, how can therapists knowledgeably guide clients on this complicated and harrowing journey?

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon • 5/1/2020

The stories in this issue are notable not only for their therapeutic wisdom, but also for their authors’ capacity to connect with us in a time of unprecedented crisis. Written at warp speed, the talks highlighted from our Virtual Symposium this year speak directly to our anxiety, grief, and bafflement as we found ourselves—it’s still barely believable—in the grip of a pandemic.

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon • 3/5/2020

Something’s afoot in the therapy world, and some clinicians will surely wrinkle their brows at it. Although it comes in various forms, the catchiest term for it is microtherapy. Can these single-session encounters help meet the growing demand for therapy? Is it all some clients need or want? How effective is it really?

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An Interview with Esther Perel

Expanding the Conversation

Rich Simon • 2/21/2020

Esther Perel traces the development of her approach and the wider response to her ideas about sexuality and intimacy.

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon • 12/27/2019

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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Editor's Note

Rich Simon • 10/28/2019

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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Editor's Note

Rich Simon • 9/3/2019

The dimensions of the opioid epidemic are staggering, and the national conversation around drug abuse has begun to change. Today, more and more voices are arguing that compassion and treatment might be a more effective approach than judgment and punishment.

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Richard Simon, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and for the last 40+ years has been the editor of Psychotherapy Networker, the most topical, timely and widely read publication in the psychotherapy field. As editor, he has received every major magazine industry honor, including the National Magazine Award.