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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

Daily Blog

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.

Daily Blog

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 • 11/3/2016

In this issue, our contributors reveal, in ways that were all quite stunning to me, the magnitude and vast social implications—for us and our profession—of the dizzyingly new psycho-digital world we’re entering, including the expanding universe of mental health apps for every conceivable presenting problem.

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Rich Simon • 8/30/2016

Clearly, therapists must always respond with empathy, understanding, and attuned clinical expertise to clients’ suffering. But the theme of this issue is that 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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Living Brave

From Vulnerability to Daring

Mary Sykes Wylie, Rich Simon • 8/30/2016

With millions of people having seen her TED talks and read her books, researcher and bestselling author Brené Brown is a phenomenon. But aside from her talents as a speaker, teacher, and writer, why is she such a runaway hit? Haven’t therapists been writing about her professional specialty—the malign impact of shame—for decades? Perhaps her vast appeal has to do with how she’s turned the concepts of shame and vulnerability on their heads.

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Rich Simon • 6/30/2016

Today, with all the presumed advances therapists have made in reducing mental suffering from previously untreatable conditions, is there a solution, a cure, a fix for OCD? As with so many difficult emotional conditions, the answer is far from simple, not least because OCD appears to bear a strong genetic component. Still, we have more knowledge about how to recognize it, and how to distinguish it from other conditions that it often mimics, including PTSD, depression, and even psychosis. More importantly, many specialists working with OCD employ some variation on what two authors for this issue, Martin Seif and Sally Winston, call “upside-down therapy,” an approach that seems to break, or at least bend, the rules of what many of us have been taught is good clinical practice.

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Rich Simon • 5/6/2016

At this year's Symposium, we invited veteran therapists to tell their true stories of their “most unforgettable session,” and those stories are the focus of this issue. Each takes you deep inside an experience with a client that turned that therapist inside out, jolting them out of their comfortable expectations into an interaction that allowed something extraordinary to take place. Prepare yourself for some unusually honest and probing explorations into both the pitfalls and rewards of practicing the therapist’s craft, including the occasional impossibility of distinguishing between the two.

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Rich Simon • 1/11/2016

I suspect that no matter how sophisticated we become about sex in the abstract, there’s some half-hidden, unacknowledged suspicion within most of us that sex—or at least the way we personally experience and think about it—is peculiar, if not downright bizarre.

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Rich Simon • 11/18/2015

This issue of the Networker is an attempt to explore what we can contribute as a profession to the “conversation about race,” which, as lame and ungainly as the phrase often sounds, keeps heating up around us, even as most of us have done our best to ignore it. The intent is not somehow to analyze racism as yet another clinical problem that we can solve through our good intentions, insight, and therapeutic ingenuity, but to recognize the hard and uncomfortable truth of how racist oppression, explicit or implicit, doesn’t just harm “them.” Ultimately, it harms us all.

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Rich Simon • 9/1/2015

Over the course of their careers, most psychotherapists discover that to be genuinely helpful they must learn to do something more than simply wield a set of highly specialized professional skills. But what exactly is this “something” that’s both the bedrock of therapy and the energy that propels it forward?

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Rich Simon • 7/1/2015

At this moment in history, we seem to be in a divorce-busting mode, relatively speaking, and so fewer therapists are likely to tacitly encourage divorce as many of us once did. This shift certainly has the weight of traditional morality behind it and probably isn’t likely to begin swinging the other way again any time soon. But this issue of the Networker features some intrepid authors who explore, with an unusual degree of transparency, how difficult it can be to determine what’s in the best interests of clients on the brink of making perhaps the most momentous decision for which therapists regularly have a front-row seat. It’s intended as a reminder of how powerfully we can influence the process, all too often without acknowledging it, even if we don’t have the deciding vote.

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Rich Simon • 5/1/2015

Throughout history, for most people it was just expected that work was a difficult, tedious, underpaying, and often soul-killing grind. But in today’s world, something we call “burnout”—that mélange of weariness, depression, and apathy, seasoned with a tincture of cynicism—has become as pervasive as the common cold.

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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.