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The Narcissism Trap: Navigating High-Conflict Personality Styles

Ryan Howes • 11/3/2020

An expert on narcissism discusses how to help clients get clear about gaslighting and other abuses in their relationships.

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Therapy From the Podcast Studio

Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch discuss “Dear Therapists”

Ryan Howes • 10/27/2020

The therapists and writers have teamed up to produce a podcast that addresses a listener’s problem, provides specific advice, and then checks in to see whether or not it helped—all the while trying to work together as a team and provide a unified response.

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30 Is Not the New 20

Ryan Howes • 8/26/2020

Why our 20s are a developmental sweet spot, and what therapists should know about helping clients make the most of them.

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Helping Clients in Toxic Relationships

How to Unravel Trauma Bonds

Ryan Howes • 8/6/2020

It’s important to recognize that a trauma bond doesn’t have to play out as overt, obvious toxicity or abuse. So many people in relationships have learned to be loved in ways that are transactional—“If you do this for me, I’ll comfort you,” or “If you play this role, I’ll show you affection”—and it's now exhausting them. Therapist and researcher Laura Copley shares how to help clients interrupt these unhealthy, even dangerous, relational patterns.

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How Private Practice Can Survive COVID-19

Ryan Howes • 6/30/2020

Discovering new possibilities for private practice in a time of upheaval—and planning for more uncertainty.

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Listening to Suicidal Clients: How to Get Beyond our Fears

Ryan Howes • 5/1/2020

A suicidologist opens up about her personal struggles and what actually helps when working with suicidal clients.

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A VAST Difference: Depathologizing ADHD

Ryan Howes • 3/5/2020

Rather than a curse, Ned Hallowell believes an ADHD diagnosis can be a blessing.

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Celebrating Singles!

Researcher Bella DePaulo on Keeping Our "Matrimania" in Check

Ryan Howes • 2/14/2020

By Ryan Howes - 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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Community Matters: New Possibilities for Mental Health

Ryan Howes • 12/27/2019

A passionate advocate for mental health in underserved communities confronts the question, “Why don’t more black people go to treatment, and why don’t they take their kids?”

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MARGARET WEHRENBERG, PSY.D.
 
REID WILSON, PH.D.
 
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PH.D., HSPP
 
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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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What's New in Art Therapy?

Expressive Arts Therapy Pioneer Cathy Malchiodi Weighs In

Ryan Howes • 4/30/2018

By Ryan Howes - Art therapy can help people of all ages process and recover from trauma. In the following interview, Cathy Malchiodi, President of Art Therapy Without Borders, explains her approach and talks about the growing movement to treat returning combat veterans with art and expressive art therapy.

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What Can Therapists Learn from The Minimalists?

Expert Joshua Millburn Explains What It Really Means to Let Go

Ryan Howes • 3/12/2018

By Ryan Howes - How does minimalism correlate with wellness? Why do we crave stuff, yet feel relief when we let it go? We therapists can easily identify the pathology of hoarding, but can we also see the benefits of embracing minimalism? To find answers to those kinds of questions, we caught up with Joshua Millburn, co-founder of The Minimalists.

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How Neurofeedback Works

Pioneer Sebern Fisher Explains Why It's the Perfect Complement to Clinical Practice

Ryan Howes • 12/29/2017

By Ryan Howes - Since it was developed almost 60 years ago, neurofeedback has been used as a way to help clients change their brainwave frequency as a way to reduce symptoms ranging from anxiety, phobias, and depression to personality disorders and PTSD. In the following interview, psychotherapist Sebern Fisher, a neurofeedback pioneer, shares her approach and describes its promise for the future.

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The Surprising Clinical Benefits of MDMA for Trauma

Could a Psychedelic Drug Be the Next Big Thing in Treatment?

Ryan Howes • 11/4/2017

By Ryan Howes - Michael Mithoefer, a clinical faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina, has demonstrated remarkable early results using MDMA as a therapist-supervised treatment for chronic PTSD. His work is being approved by the FDA and could eventually clear a path for MDMA treatment clinics specializing in trauma.

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Everyday Heroism

Philip Zimbardo Reflects on His Work on Human Connections and Positive Change

Ryan Howes • 7/10/2017

By Ryan Howes - Social psychologist Philip Zimbardo may be most well-known for his notorious Stanford Prison Experiment. More recently, however, he's pivoted his work to focus on human connections and positive change. He founded a clinic that helps clients push past self-imposed limits around shyness and established a program that frames heroism as a continual, everyday choice.

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Feminism and Psychotherapy

Harriet Lerner on the Legacy of the Women's Movement

Ryan Howes • 1/26/2017

By Ryan Howes - For 30 years, psychologist Harriet Lerner has been one of the leading feminist thinkers within the profession, as well as an enormously successful author who brings the insights of therapy to a large general audience. In the following interview, she speaks about her body of work, and addresses the question of the continuing impact of feminism on psychotherapy today.

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Change the Way You Learn

Communities of Practice Could Be Your Pathway to Clinical Mastery

Ryan Howes • 1/3/2017

By Ryan Howes - As therapists, we often lead isolated professional lives, seeing client after client without meeting regularly with our colleagues to talk openly about our work, ask questions, or share ideas. In the following interview, Etienne Wenger, a groundbreaking social-learning theorist, explains how and why we should change this.

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The Hidden Link Between Food and Mood

You Don't Need to Be a Nutritionist to Give Good Advice about Eating

Ryan Howes • 12/26/2016

By Joan Borysenko - Most therapists have never had a course in nutrition. But what if your clients’ depression or anxiety is more connected to their diet and gut bacteria than to their relationships, or fears, or traumatic childhood? That’s the question that Joan Borysenko—author of 16 books about biology, psychology, and spirituality—wants you to consider. In the following interview, she shares what's she's learned about the link between food and mood.

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The Narcissism Trap: Navigating High-Conflict Personality Styles

Ryan Howes • 11/3/2020

An expert on narcissism discusses how to help clients get clear about gaslighting and other abuses in their relationships.

Magazine Article

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30 Is Not the New 20

Ryan Howes • 8/26/2020

Why our 20s are a developmental sweet spot, and what therapists should know about helping clients make the most of them.

Magazine Article

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How Private Practice Can Survive COVID-19

Ryan Howes • 6/30/2020

Discovering new possibilities for private practice in a time of upheaval—and planning for more uncertainty.

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Listening to Suicidal Clients: How to Get Beyond our Fears

Ryan Howes • 5/1/2020

A suicidologist opens up about her personal struggles and what actually helps when working with suicidal clients.

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A VAST Difference: Depathologizing ADHD

Ryan Howes • 3/5/2020

Rather than a curse, Ned Hallowell believes an ADHD diagnosis can be a blessing.

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Community Matters: New Possibilities for Mental Health

Ryan Howes • 12/27/2019

A passionate advocate for mental health in underserved communities confronts the question, “Why don’t more black people go to treatment, and why don’t they take their kids?”

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Research or Reality? The Flawed Science of Psychotherapy

Ryan Howes • 10/28/2019

As academic researchers continue the push for manualized, protocol-driven therapy, a psychodynamic therapist pushes back.

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