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Free Play with Neurodivergent Kids

Insights from DIRFloortime

Lauren Dockett • 5/12/2022

Is there an alternative to applied behavioral analysis for children on the spectrum?

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Humility First

Avoiding Transcultural Overreach

Lauren Dockett • 3/17/2022

There’s no recipe book when it comes to working with another culture.

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Couples Therapy Around the World

Putting EFT to Work in Two Cultures

Lauren Dockett • 3/11/2022

With its Western focus on secure emotional bonds and demonstrative, healthy attachment in couples, how does Emotionally Focused Therapy fit into ancient and collectivist cultures?

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Mental Health or Marxism?

Therapists on the Fight over Social Emotional Learning in Schools

Lauren Dockett • 12/17/2021

Social-emotional learning isn’t entirely new, but as more districts emphasize the curricula in the wake of COVID, confusion from parents appears to be on the rise. And in some communities, parents are doing much more than weighing this new reality: they’re staging entire revolts.

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Access for All

Tackling Therapy’s Biggest Challenge

Lauren Dockett • 5/3/2021

Will screening peer counselors for empathy create an affordable, effective option for the tens of millions of Americans who can’t access therapy, or perhaps don’t want it?

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“Everything Mike Touches Turns to Fun”

A Paean for Psychotherapy Networker’s Epic Sweetheart

Lauren Dockett • 3/29/2021

Funny and flagrantly caring in a way the muttering writers and editors around him can only marvel at, Mike’s long been the company’s warmest heart, always offering us a space to unload our worries and bathing us all in a glow that’s felt like the comfort of family.

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Families Under Pressure

Helping Relieve Today’s Parents & Kids

Lauren Dockett • 12/30/2020

The pandemic has created an emotional petri dish for kids and parents who are stuck in place, terribly stressed, and feeling alone. How are families supposed to survive—much less thrive—under these unprecedented, pressure-cooker conditions?

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The Agreement

Tackling a Teachable Moment on Race

Lauren Dockett • 8/26/2020

In the days after George Floyd’s murder, and amidst their work to address gang-related trauma and violence, a white therapist and her Black cofacilitator wrestle with the nuances of privilege and relationship.

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Confronting Inherited Trauma

My Journey into Family Constellations

Lauren Dockett • 8/21/2020

By Lauren Dockett - Many therapists know their way around family systems. But what if they could create three-dimensional experiences to help clients shed the pain of lingering traumas that can get passed down through generations? As research into the epigenetics of trauma develops, a reporter looks into an unusual approach to healing.

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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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Selling Clients on Consent

...And Creating a Space for Men in the Age of #MeToo

Lauren Dockett • 5/28/2018

By Lauren Dockett - Privately shaken and sometimes concerned about their own complicity, many men are now worried about how the #MeToo movement will deepen the gulf of understanding between them and the women in their lives. But much of the secrecy and shame around sex for men and women could be mitigated by embracing a practice of consent.

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VIDEO: Valeria Chuba on Male Sexuality in the Age of #MeToo

Is Male Sexuality Inherently Violent?

Lauren Dockett • 5/16/2018

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, men are reevaluating the way they approach courtship, relationships, gender roles, and love. Their therapists must switch gears as well. In the following video, Networker senior writer Lauren Dockett speaks with Valeria Chuba, clinical sexologist and certified intimacy coach, on how male sexuality is strongly connected to masculinity in our culture, and why male sexuality isn't inherently violent.

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Athletes Get Real About Mental Health

What’s Behind the Recent Slew of Confessional Essays?

Lauren Dockett • 5/10/2018

By Lauren Dockett - A growing list of professional athletes have begun going public with personal mental health concerns all on their own. They contain unflinchingly honest details from members of an elite segment of society who have historically been sent up as untouchable heroes. But why are these athletes opening up in this way, and why are they doing it now?

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Therapists Talk Gun Violence

Brainstorming Ways to Make a Difference

Lauren Dockett, Ron Taffel • 4/3/2018

By Ron Taffel and Lauren Dockett - Therapists are often at the center of cultural conversations around large-scale shootings. At the 2018 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium, they came together to discuss ways to prevent further gun violence in their communities and schools. Here's what happened.

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The Case for Giving Your Client the Reins

Does the Therapist Really Know Best?

Lauren Dockett • 1/30/2018

By Lauren Dockett - Since the earliest days of mental health treatment, the person treating the sufferer has held the upper hand. But more clinicians seem willing to tumble off of their proverbial pedestal and enter into a more egalitarian relationship with their clients, and a growing body of evidence suggests it may pay off handsomely for both clients and clinicians.

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#MeTooManyTimes

How the Latest Movement Against Sexual Predation is Rattling Some Therapy Clients

Lauren Dockett • 1/27/2018

By Lauren Dockett - Many therapists who specialize in sexual abuse and trauma are reporting that the #MeToo movement and the ongoing accusations of sexual assault and harassment against powerful, public men are deeply affecting their clients.

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Loving Our Devices

When Does Attraction Turn Into Addiction?

Lauren Dockett • 7/23/2017

By Lauren Dockett - More and more therapists, regardless of how they feel about internet addiction as a diagnosis, are advising clients about the healthy use of their digital devices.

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Free Play with Neurodivergent Kids

Insights from DIRFloortime

Lauren Dockett • 5/12/2022

Is there an alternative to applied behavioral analysis for children on the spectrum?

Magazine Article

Humility First

Avoiding Transcultural Overreach

Lauren Dockett • 3/17/2022

There’s no recipe book when it comes to working with another culture.

Magazine Article

Couples Therapy Around the World

Putting EFT to Work in Two Cultures

Lauren Dockett • 3/11/2022

With its Western focus on secure emotional bonds and demonstrative, healthy attachment in couples, how does Emotionally Focused Therapy fit into ancient and collectivist cultures?

Magazine Article

Access for All

Tackling Therapy’s Biggest Challenge

Lauren Dockett • 5/3/2021

Will screening peer counselors for empathy create an affordable, effective option for the tens of millions of Americans who can’t access therapy, or perhaps don’t want it?

Magazine Article

Families Under Pressure

Helping Relieve Today’s Parents & Kids

Lauren Dockett • 12/30/2020

The pandemic has created an emotional petri dish for kids and parents who are stuck in place, terribly stressed, and feeling alone. How are families supposed to survive—much less thrive—under these unprecedented, pressure-cooker conditions?

Magazine Article

The Agreement

Tackling a Teachable Moment on Race

Lauren Dockett • 8/26/2020

In the days after George Floyd’s murder, and amidst their work to address gang-related trauma and violence, a white therapist and her Black cofacilitator wrestle with the nuances of privilege and relationship.

Magazine Article

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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A Need for Speed?

How Therapists Can Meet a Growing Demand

Lauren Dockett • 3/5/2020

The push in popular culture to raise awareness about mental health means more and more people are seeking help. With resources limited, often where they’re needed most, some therapists are touting a range of ultrabrief therapies as crucial to expanding the field’s reach and impact. But can such short interventions really make a difference?

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Walk and Talk

Psychotherapy Takes a Stroll

Lauren Dockett • 10/28/2019

What if a park bench was your waiting room, and nature your co-therapist? A growing group of practitioners, who stroll with their clients not just every once in a while, but for most every session, see special benefits in conducting sessions outdoors.

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High Times in Therapy

Are We Ready to Talk Pot?

Lauren Dockett • 9/3/2019

Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medicinal or recreational marijuana, or both. But sizeable protests against legalization are emerging, often aided or helmed by psychiatrists concerned by the drug’s potential effects on young people.

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Lauren Dockett is Senior Writer for Psychotherapy Networker.