Due to system updates, our online articles may not be visible online. We appreciate your patience if you encounter this issue!

Sort by:
Practical Approaches for Ethical Dilemmas in Therapy
Copyright:
8/12/2022
Authors:
ALLAN M. TEPPER, JD, PSYD
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
 
LATASHA MATTHEWS, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC
 
TERRY CASEY, PHD
Product:
NRS001616
Type:
$699.96 USD     $299.99

Open Book

De-escalating Disputes: How Therapists Can Stop Runaway Conflict

William Doherty, Shauna Fenske • 5/15/2022

Exploring “high conflict” with a bigger picture in mind.

Magazine Article
What Therapists Can Offer
Copyright:
3/13/2022
Author:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
Product:
NOS096232
Type:
$149.99 USD     $74.99 USD

Getting at the Heart of Affairs

How to Help Clients Examine Ethical Dilemmas

William Doherty • 3/10/2022

Affairs are one of the biggest ethical issues that therapists encounter in everyday practice. And while there’s extensive literature on how to help couples recover from an affair, there’s little on how to help someone having one grapple with the effect of their actions on others.

Magazine Article
Copyright:
12/29/2021
Authors:
DAVID KESSLER, MA, RN, FACHE
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, MD
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, MD
 
CLAUDIA BLACK, PHD
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PHD
 
JULIE SCHWARTZ GOTTMAN, PHD
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
LESLIE KORN, PHD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PHD
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, EDD
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT
 
RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP
 
JOE KORT, PHD, LMSW
 
BRITT H RATHBONE, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
TAMMY NELSON, PHD
 
JONAH PAQUETTE, PSY.D.
 
COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, LPC, MHSP
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
FRANK ANDERSON, MD
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PHD
 
IAN KERNER, PHD, LMFT
 
EDWARD HALLOWELL, MD
 
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PHD, HSPP
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
DAVID TREADWAY, PH.D.
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
SUZANNE IASENZA, PHD
 
DAVID JOBES, PHD, ABPP
 
ALEXANDRA SOLOMON, PHD
 
MICHAEL MITHOEFER, MD
 
DEANY LALIOTIS, LICSW
 
JAMES L. FURROW, PHD
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
GEORGE FALLER, LMFT
 
PETER FRAENKEL, PHD
 
HOWARD SCHUBINER, MD
 
SABRINA N'DIAYE, PHD, LCSW-C
 
KENNETH CARTER, PHD, ABPP
 
MANUELA MISCHKE-REEDS, MA, LMFT, CHT
 
ELLIOTT CONNIE, MA, LPC
 
ANDREW TATARSKY PHD
 
CANDICE RICHARDSON DICKENS, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC
 
STEPHEN SNYDER, MD
 
SHADEEN FRANCIS, LMFT
 
DERAN YOUNG, LCSW
 
JADA MCCRAY, LCSW-C
 
NOAH GARCIA, MA, LPC-S, NCC
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, SEP, CMT, MFT, PHD
 
MEG JAY, PHD
 
JENNIFER UDLER, LCSW-C
 
RAMANI DURVASULA, PHD, LCP
 
JULIANE TAYLOR SHORE, LMFT, LPC
 
LAURA COPLEY, PHD, LPC
 
JOHN J RATEY, MD
Product:
NRS001440
Type:
$3,999.99 USD     $499.99

The Fox and the Hedgehog

Flexibility and Focus in the Therapy Room

William Doherty • 7/12/2021

As a therapist, is it better to adapt an eclectic approach or specialize in the one you believe in most? Perhaps the answer isn’t as simple as it seems.

Magazine Article
Our Role in a Game of Thrones World
Copyright:
3/20/2021
Author:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
Product:
NOS096135
Type:
$119.99 USD     $59.99 USD

Is Therapy About Transformation, or Small Breakthroughs?

Learning to Separate Our Hopes for Our Clients from Their Goals for Themselves

William Doherty • 10/13/2020

By William Doherty - Are therapists more like shamans or family doctors? Explorers of human depths or more like Siri on your iPhone, just directing you from one place to another? I'm a skeptic about whether any clinical approach is good at getting clients consistently to the promised land of transformation. Maybe therapy is better understood as being about breakthroughs—small, medium, and large—rather than about transformation.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Bill Doherty on Deepening Our Therapeutic Vision

The Importance of Cultivating a New Kind of Self

William Doherty • 9/25/2019

At the 2016 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, Bill Doherty offered his take on how psychotherapy can reassert its cultural relevance by deepening its vision of what constitutes a meaningful life in today's world.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Becoming a "Citizen Therapist"

Working Beyond the Consulting Room

William Doherty • 8/7/2019

Most therapists would consider themselves agents of change for their clients. But can (and should) they become voices for change in the larger community? What about when it comes to weighing in on political matters? According to therapist Bill Doherty, clinicians have the capability—and sometimes a duty—to speak up.

Daily Blog
Page 1 of 5 (45 Items)
Practical Approaches for Ethical Dilemmas in Therapy
Copyright:
8/12/2022
Authors:
ALLAN M. TEPPER, JD, PSYD
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
 
LATASHA MATTHEWS, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC
 
TERRY CASEY, PHD
Product:
NRS001616
Type:
$699.96 USD     $299.99
What Therapists Can Offer
Copyright:
3/13/2022
Author:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
Product:
NOS096232
Type:
$149.99 USD     $74.99 USD
Copyright:
12/29/2021
Authors:
DAVID KESSLER, MA, RN, FACHE
 
DANIEL J SIEGEL, MD
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, MD
 
CLAUDIA BLACK, PHD
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PHD
 
JULIE SCHWARTZ GOTTMAN, PHD
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
LESLIE KORN, PHD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB
 
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PHD
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, EDD
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
LINDA GRAHAM, MFT
 
RICHARD SEARS, PSYD, PHD, MBA, ABPP
 
JOE KORT, PHD, LMSW
 
BRITT H RATHBONE, LCSW-C, ACSW, BCD, CGP
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
GABOR MATÉ, MD
 
TAMMY NELSON, PHD
 
JONAH PAQUETTE, PSY.D.
 
COURTNEY ARMSTRONG, LPC, MHSP
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
FRANK ANDERSON, MD
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PHD
 
IAN KERNER, PHD, LMFT
 
EDWARD HALLOWELL, MD
 
CATHERINE PITTMAN, PHD, HSPP
 
DAFNA LENDER, LCSW
 
DAVID TREADWAY, PH.D.
 
LYNN LYONS, LICSW
 
SUZANNE IASENZA, PHD
 
DAVID JOBES, PHD, ABPP
 
ALEXANDRA SOLOMON, PHD
 
MICHAEL MITHOEFER, MD
 
DEANY LALIOTIS, LICSW
 
JAMES L. FURROW, PHD
 
DEB DANA, LCSW, LICSW
 
GEORGE FALLER, LMFT
 
PETER FRAENKEL, PHD
 
HOWARD SCHUBINER, MD
 
SABRINA N'DIAYE, PHD, LCSW-C
 
KENNETH CARTER, PHD, ABPP
 
MANUELA MISCHKE-REEDS, MA, LMFT, CHT
 
ELLIOTT CONNIE, MA, LPC
 
ANDREW TATARSKY PHD
 
CANDICE RICHARDSON DICKENS, LCPC-S, LCADC-S, CCTP, MAC
 
STEPHEN SNYDER, MD
 
SHADEEN FRANCIS, LMFT
 
DERAN YOUNG, LCSW
 
JADA MCCRAY, LCSW-C
 
NOAH GARCIA, MA, LPC-S, NCC
 
ABI BLAKESLEE, SEP, CMT, MFT, PHD
 
MEG JAY, PHD
 
JENNIFER UDLER, LCSW-C
 
RAMANI DURVASULA, PHD, LCP
 
JULIANE TAYLOR SHORE, LMFT, LPC
 
LAURA COPLEY, PHD, LPC
 
JOHN J RATEY, MD
Product:
NRS001440
Type:
$3,999.99 USD     $499.99
Our Role in a Game of Thrones World
Copyright:
3/20/2021
Author:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
Product:
NOS096135
Type:
$119.99 USD     $59.99 USD
Copyright:
6/20/2018
Authors:
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
Product:
NRS001262
Type:
$339.96 USD     $199.99
Copyright:
10/2/2015
Authors:
TERRENCE REAL, LICSW
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
 
ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT
 
TAMMY NELSON, PHD
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS, MSW
 
PATRICIA PAPERNOW, EDD
Product:
NRS001076
Type:
$359.99 USD     $159.99
Protecting Yourself When Boundaries Blur
Copyright:
5/21/2015
Authors:
LESLIE KORN, PHD, MPH, LMHC, ACS, RPP, NTP, NCBTMB
 
WILLIAM DOHERTY, PHD
 
MARY JO BARRETT, MSW
 
FREDERIC G. REAMER, PHD
 
RICHARD SIMON, PH.D.
 
LISA FERENTZ, LCSW-C, DAPA
 
KENNETH V. HARDY, PHD
Product:
NRS001061
Type:
$608.99 USD     $214.99
Page 1 of 1 (7 Items)

When Stagnation Sets In

Getting Off the Therapeutic Plateau

William Doherty • 10/17/2018

By William Doherty - Why do we get stuck in "Groundhog Day therapy"—cases in which we spin our wheels from session to session? Before lurching on to alternative treatment strategies, the key to progress is recognizing the need to shift the therapist–client relationship.

Daily Blog

Can We Help Heal Divided Communities?

One Therapist Hits the Road with the Better Angels to Find Out

William Doherty • 11/18/2017

By William Doherty - After the 2016 Presidential election, I discovered a new professional mission—to work on healing the divide among ordinary Americans—or in couples therapy terms, to prevent a long-term civic divorce. Through an organization called Better Angels, I decided to embark on a bus tour to see what I could learn about shifting the standoff between Red and Blue America.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Bill Doherty on the Rewards of Civic Commitment

Creating Space for a Conversation About Civic Commitments

William Doherty • 10/25/2017

Sometimes our clients have commitments to groups or causes that enrich their lives and social connections. But very often, says couples therapist Bill Doherty, therapists don't inquire about these elements of our clients' lives. In fact, he adds, there seems to be a bias against doing so. In the following clip from his 2017 Networker Symposium Keynote address, Doherty explains how exploring civic commitments can also advance therapy.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Bill Doherty on the New Challenges of Social Engagement

Being an Effective, Ethical Therapist in an Age of Political Upheaval

William Doherty • 7/12/2017

What does it mean to be a dutiful citizen and an effective therapist in the modern day? This is the central question Bill Doherty posed in his keynote address at the 2017 Networker Symposium. In the following video clip from that speech, Doherty explains how we can effectively and ethically deal with political stress in the consulting room.

Daily Blog

From Liberated Self to Connected Self

A Therapist's Journey through Key Cultural Moments in Our Field's History

William Doherty • 3/9/2017

By William Doherty - What follows is my take on the last 40 years of psychotherapy, reflecting the attitudes common within my generation of therapists. But beyond describing my own experience, it’s an attempt to offer the perspective that time and reflection make possible about what I now see as the intimate relationship between what goes on within the seeming sanctuary of therapists’ offices and the hurly-burly of the wider culture.

Daily Blog

New Choices for New Times

Giving Our Field a Boost

William Doherty • 2/23/2016

By William Doherty - Lately, psychotherapy seems to be suffering the same fate as many other professions that have declined in their cultural support and public clout. A big part of our problem is that our clinical models have assumed a level of universal truth about human functioning that transcends culture and history, but when the culture changes, then the model becomes outdated. What to do? Here’s a road map to a future of relevance.

Daily Blog

Confronting the Culture of the Busy Child in Therapy

The Epidemic of Overscheduling Our Children

William Doherty • 2/19/2015

In previous decades, we came to see sexism and racism as problems we could no longer ignore in our work. I have a nomination for the problem of this decade: for many kids, childhood is becoming a rat race of hyperscheduling, overbusyness, and loss of family time. The problem is all around us, but we haven't noticed how many of our children need daily planners to manage their schedules of soccer, hockey, piano, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, baseball, football, karate, gymnastics, dance, violin, band, craft clubs, foreign-language classes, academic-enrichment courses, and religious activities. Parents have become recreation directors on the family cruise ship.

Daily Blog

Discernment Counseling: William Doherty on Helping Couples on the Brink

Treating the Mixed-Agenda Couple

William Doherty • 10/7/2014

From my practice experience and conversations with therapists around the country, I estimate that at least 30 percent of couples present with different agendas about whether to try to save the marriage or move toward divorce. The stakes are high in these kinds of scenarios. So what do you so with a mixed-agenda couple?

Daily Blog

Bad Couples Therapy

Betting Past the Myth of Therapist Neutrality

William Doherty • 9/29/2014

Most therapists learn couples therapy after they get licensed--through workshops and by trial and error. Most specialize in individual therapy, and work with couples on the side. So it's not surprising that the only form of therapy that received low ratings in a famous national survey of therapy clients, published in 1996 by Consumer Reports, was couples therapy. The state of the art in couples therapy isn't very artful. I'll start with beginners' mistakes and then describe how couples therapy can go south, even in the hands of experienced therapists.

Daily Blog

Bad Couples Therapy

Getting Past the Myth of Therapist Neutrality

William Doherty • 11/1/2002

As a graduate student, I'd done individual counseling before, and had worked with parents and kids, but had never worked with a couple. Thirty minutes into the first session, when I was lost in the midst of a meandering series of questions, the husband leaned forward and said, "I don't think you know what you are doing." Alas, he was right. Naked came the new couples therapist.

Daily Blog
Page 2 of 2 (20 Items)

Open Book

De-escalating Disputes: How Therapists Can Stop Runaway Conflict

William Doherty, Shauna Fenske • 5/15/2022

Exploring “high conflict” with a bigger picture in mind.

Magazine Article

Getting at the Heart of Affairs

How to Help Clients Examine Ethical Dilemmas

William Doherty • 3/10/2022

Affairs are one of the biggest ethical issues that therapists encounter in everyday practice. And while there’s extensive literature on how to help couples recover from an affair, there’s little on how to help someone having one grapple with the effect of their actions on others.

Magazine Article

The Fox and the Hedgehog

Flexibility and Focus in the Therapy Room

William Doherty • 7/12/2021

As a therapist, is it better to adapt an eclectic approach or specialize in the one you believe in most? Perhaps the answer isn’t as simple as it seems.

Magazine Article

Therapy and Transformation

What Are We Promising Our Clients?

William Doherty • 1/8/2018

Decades ago, trainees in our field were imbued with the notion that therapy was about transformation: big, dramatic changes in the direction of self-actualization. Was this an overpromise? And now, when the average length of therapy in the United States is less than eight sessions, is it even desired by clients anymore, or necessary for successful therapy?

Magazine Article

Is There Hope for a Divided America?

Tales from the Better Angels Bus Tour

William Doherty • 11/9/2017

There’s a troubling trend toward viewing people who differ from us politically not just as uninformed or misguided, but as ill-motivated and dangerous. Through an organization called Better Angels, a couples therapist and an intrepid group of other concerned citizens embark on a bus tour to see what they can learn about shifting the standoff between Red and Blue America.

Magazine Article

The Courage to Connect

Highlights from the 2017 Symposium

Rich Simon, Brene Brown, Dan Siegel, Joan Borysenko, William Doherty • 5/8/2017

Year after year, therapists have come to the Networker Symposium expecting to escape the turbulence of everyday life and the real world. But this year, attendees came seeking something more—a renewed vision of what we stand for and what our role might be in a toxically polarized society. Here are some of the moments that captured the distinctive flavor of this year’s gathering.
  • The Search for Connection by Rich Simon 
  • The Physics of Vulnerability by Brené Brown
  • Therapy in the Age of Trump by William Doherty
  • Psychotherapy of the Heart by Joan Borysenko
  • The Science of Consciousness by Dan Siegel

Magazine Article

Psychotherapy's Pilgrimage

Shaping the Consciousness of Our Time

William Doherty • 1/1/2017

Despite what grad school textbooks may imply, therapy movements are more than a set of theories and techniques. They’re about what it means to be a human being at a particular time amid all the forces that shape a culture. Here, a therapist who entered the field at the same time the Networker made its debut brings to life 40 years of the key moments in psychotherapy’s unfolding, exploring both how the field was influenced by social changes and how the consciousness of our times—and our view of what it means to be a fully realized person—have been transformed by the intimate conversations that take place in our consulting rooms.

Magazine Article

Reflections on the Divorce Revolution

Assessing Our Impact

William Doherty • 10/15/2015

When it comes to helping couples considering divorce, therapists have a hundred ways to ask “What’s right for you?” but often find themselves tongue-tied when it comes to asking “What’s right for the others in your life?” Is it possible to talk about interpersonal responsibility without shaming clients and driving them away?

Magazine Article

New Choices for New Times

William Doherty • 3/1/2015

To stay relevant in a changing world, we need to address the engagement styles of today’s prospective clients.

Magazine Article

When Therapy Is Going Nowhere

Escaping the “Groundhog Day” Cycle

William Doherty • 5/1/2013

Why do we get stuck in “Groundhog Day therapy”—cases in which we spin our wheels from session to session? Before lurching on to alternative treatment strategies, the key to progress is recognizing the need to shift the therapist–client relationship.

Magazine Article
Page 1 of 2 (18 Items)
William Doherty, Ph.D., is a professor and director of the Minnesota Couples on the Brink Project at the University of Minnesota. His books include Helping Couples on the Brink of Divorce: Discernment Counseling for Troubled Relationships, with Steven Harris. He is cofounder of Better Angels, an initiative to depolarize America.