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Appreciating the Strengths and Contributions of Introverts

Author Susan Cain Explains the Link Between Solitude and Creativity

Ryan Howes • 8/19/2016

By Ryan Howes - More often than not, we tend to give preference to the people we see as more social, gregarious, and comfortable in the limelight and in crowds. But according to Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, maybe it’s time the world came to appreciate the strengths and contributions of the 50 percent of Americans who are introverts.

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Introvert Power: Susan Cain Wants to Correct a Cultural Bias

Ryan Howes • 6/30/2016

Susan Cain, the bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, believes that our world has been ruled by extroverts long enough.

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What Therapists Need to Know About Autism

An Interview with Steve Silberman on the Intricacies of Autism and Asperger's

Ryan Howes • 1/22/2016

When it comes to autism, how do we separate truth from fiction? Steve Silberman is a Bay Area writer who, for his Wired article “The Geek Syndrome,” dove into Silicon Valley culture in 2001 to explore the contribution of people on the autism spectrum to the dot-com boom. He followed up that article with years of research and study, culminating in his new book, Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity. In a recent conversation, Silberman teased out the intricacies of autism as a pathology and as a different way of seeing the world.

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Losing Our War on Stress: It’s time to reconsider our approach

Ryan Howes • 1/11/2016

Psychologist Kelly McGonigal believes that stress isn’t the public health menace it’s usually made out to be—our compulsion to avoid it is often the bigger problem.

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Destigmatizing Autism: The Future of Neurodiversity

Ryan Howes • 11/18/2015

Author Steve Silberman discusses what it means to view autistic people as individuals seeing the world in a different way, rather than just a checklist of deficits.

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Moments of Meaning

Unexpected Lessons from Practice

Ryan Howes • 9/1/2015

Three clinicians share stories of challenging cases that show how the most surprising outcomes often have nothing to do with therapeutic brilliance or technical wizardry.

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Smart Growth: Developing a mindset for life

Ryan Howes • 9/1/2015

A conversation with motivation expert Carol Dweck on the importance of the “growth mindset” and how to enhance people’s ability to tackle adversity and persevere.

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Helping Therapy Clients Learn Habits for Happiness

Gretchen Rubin on the Power of External Motivation

Ryan Howes • 8/28/2015

For her 2009 book, The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin spent a year test-driving dozens of techniques and notions that purport to make people happier. More recently, Rubin explored the nature of habit and challenges some basic psychotherapy principles to propose that, rather than awareness and insight, many people just need more external motivation to make the changes they need in their lives. In the following conversation, she focuses on what she considers limitations of psychotherapy as a road map for change.

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Navigating Modern Relationships with Attachment Science

Susan Johnson on What Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Can Tell Us

Ryan Howes • 7/3/2015

Susan Johnson, the inventor of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFCT), bases her work on the fundamental understanding that teaching communication skills to couples in conflict is like trying to teach the whirlwind how to blow more gently. That's why EFCT is based on the new science of bonding, clarifying people's attachment needs and helping them understand how they trigger each other's deepest fears, then helping them move into interactions where they can more safely bond with each other.

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Personality and Habit Change: Are You an Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel?

Ryan Howes • 7/1/2015

In her first book, The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin tried to answer the question “How do I become happier?” With her new book on changing the habits of daily life, she answers the question “No, seriously, how do I become happier?”

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The Five Dimensions of Good Anxiety Treatment

An Interview with Anxiety Researcher David Barlow

Ryan Howes • 8/9/2019

By Ryan Howes - Author David Barlow is widely considered the dean of anxiety researchers. In the following interview, he shares his thoughts on the nature of anxiety and what research has revealed about the most effective treatments for it.

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The Golden Rule of Habit Change

Lessons on Expert Productivity

Ryan Howes • 7/12/2019

By Ryan Howes - At times, the line between stable and stuck-in-a-rut can become a bit blurry. So we turned to New York Times journalist Charles Duhigg, author of the bestseller The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business to see if he’d share how his findings may help us therapists, both personally and professionally.

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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

Pediatrician and TED Speaker Nadine Burke Harris on Treating the "Whole Person"

Ryan Howes • 6/8/2019

By Ryan Howes - Several years ago, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris had a eureka moment when she discovered the adverse childhood experiences study (ACEs), which helped her realize her young patients with the most stubborn physical ailments were coping with all kinds of traumas.

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Trauma Therapy Meets Theater

An Unusual Program is Helping Vets Rewire from War

Ryan Howes • 3/2/2019

By Ryan Howes - Therapists know that words can heal. But what if the words were in iambic pentameter and delivered from a stage? Veteran and professional actor Stephan Wolfert is testing a PTSD intervention that for decades has been pairing classical theater training with the science of trauma.

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Celebrating Singles!

Researcher Bella DePaulo on Keeping Our "Matrimania" in Check

Ryan Howes • 12/20/2018

By Ryan Howes - Think of a prototypical healthy adult. Are they married or single? While many studies promote the mental and physical benefits of marriage, long-time singles advocate Bella DePaulo says the reported findings are biased, and we therapists need to better understand the single population as more than people waiting to find the right partner.

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Learning to Relish the Challenge

A Motivation Expert Weighs in on the Downside of Overpraise

Ryan Howes • 11/30/2018

By Ryan Howes - Should we praise children, students, clients, and ourselves for being smart people who earn top marks? According to motivation expert and bestselling author Carol Dweck, praising intelligence often creates people devoid of resilience and motivation. It’s far more important, she says, to enhance people’s ability to tackle adversity and persevere.

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What Can We Do to Stem the Suicide Spike?

An Interview with Psychiatry Professor and Author Kay Redfield Jamison

Ryan Howes • 10/22/2018

By Ryan Howes - Helping suicidal clients is one of the most important interventions we can make as therapists, and it’s one of the scariest aspects of our work. Kay Redfield Jamison, psychiatry professor and bestselling author, shares her thoughts on how the fields of medicine and psychology can work to better understand and treat severe mood disorders and suicidality.

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Leaning into Discussions about Race

...And the Two-Minute "Courageous Act" That's So Important

Ryan Howes • 8/24/2018

By Ryan Howes - Psychologist Howard Stevenson, a researcher trained in family therapy, has devoted himself to studying the moments when racial tensions reach their peak. In the following interview, he shares the method he's developed to help individuals remain calm in the midst of a racial conflict or discussion.

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Are We Getting Mindfulness Wrong?

Buddhist Thought Pioneer Mark Epstein Has a Message for Therapists

Ryan Howes • 7/7/2018

By Ryan Howes - For psychiatrist and bestselling author Mark Epstein, a state of mindfulness isn’t just a prescription for quieting an anxious mind: it’s an introductory phase to a much deeper process of healing and enlightenment. In the following interview, he breaks down the intersection of Eastern and Western thought playing out in our culture today.

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The Five Love Languages

An Interview with Gary Chapman

Ryan Howes • 5/22/2018

By Ryan Howes - In our romantic fantasies, the path to true love is smooth. But the couples we see in therapy aren’t always so adept. In his book, The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman writes that people typically tend to express and understand emotional love through one of five “languages”—words of affirmation, quality time, personal gifts, acts of service, or physical touch.

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Immigration and Trauma: How Can Therapists Help?

Ryan Howes • 9/4/2019

How therapists can help the traumatized community of immigrants and asylum seekers.

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Terminal Illness and the Choice to Die

Ryan Howes • 7/3/2019

A number of states have passed legislation giving terminal patients the option of medical aid in dying. What therapists need to know about helping patients and families as they move through that emotionally fraught process.

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Piercing the Illusion of Intimacy

From Symposium Storytelling Evening 2019

Ryan Howes • 5/6/2019

“Whoops,” I said, thinking this was a lighthearted moment. “Looks like you should’ve gone with that other psychologist.” But Ted didn’t joke back.

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A Therapist Switches Chairs: From Clinician to Client to Author

Ryan Howes • 5/6/2019

In her latest bestselling book, Lori Gottlieb offers an unusually intimate look at her experience as both a therapist and a client.

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Toward a New Vision for Healthcare: Bringing Therapists and Physicians Together

Ryan Howes • 3/7/2019

When it comes to addressing the profound impact of trauma, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris is calling for primary care physicians and therapists to develop new forms of collaboration that could transform our healthcare system.

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Theater as Therapy: Can Shakespeare Heal the Trauma of War?

Ryan Howes • 12/26/2018

Stephen Wolfert’s De-Cruit program is giving vets a chance to heal the trauma of war in creative ways.

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Resisting Matrimania: A Single Life Can Be a Rewarding Choice

Ryan Howes • 11/9/2018

Author and researcher Bella DePaulo says it’s time to start seeing the growing population of single adults as something more than just people unable to find the right partner.

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The Suicide Epidemic

Ryan Howes • 9/5/2018

Author and therapist Kay Redfield Jamison explores what we can do to address the suicide epidemic.

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Developing Racial Literacy: How to Confront Our Unconscious Taboos

Ryan Howes • 7/6/2018

Howard Stevenson’s program promotes “racial literacy” through skills that help us confront unconscious taboos and more effectively read and resolve racial encounters.

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Therapy and the Limitations of Mindfulness

Ryan Howes • 5/9/2018

For Buddhist therapist Mark Epstein, mindfulness is just the beginning.

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Ryan Howes, PhD, ABPP, is a writer and clinical professor at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.