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Psychotherapy Networker • 4/15/2018 • 2 Comments

We’re excited to announce the rollout of our enhanced magazine app, available on all your mobile devices! Easy to read on phones, it features years of Networker articles, interview with the field’s top experts, compelling case studies, and practical tips.

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The Art of Facing an Impossible Task

A Social Worker Finds Inspiration in a Father-Daughter Memory

Hope Payson • 8/10/2017 • 1 Comment

By Hope Payson - When I was about 10 years old, I climbed into the cab of my father's truck to join him for an evening of snowplowing. I basked in the rare opportunity to be alone with a man I didn't know well. Decades later at work, I recall that snowplow ride. I'm sitting across from a human blizzard of a woman—someone barely two steps away from drugs that have buried her family alive.

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May/June Issue of Psychotherapy Networker

Five Therapists Share Their Stories of Vulnerability and Possibility

Rich Simon • 5/21/2017 • No Comments

By Rich Simon - In the newest issue of Psychotherapy Networker, which came out this week, Editor Rich Simon explains how stories connect us like nothing else can. We invited five therapists—all experts in their specialties—to share their stories of vulnerability and possibility.

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Take It or Leave It

The Therapy of Carl Whitaker

Rich Simon • 3/13/2017 • No Comments

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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The Importance of Love, the Primal Refuge

An Openhearted Reflection from Rick Hanson's 2016 Symposium Address

Rick Hanson • 6/3/2016 • No Comments

In a moving closing address, Rick Hanson invoked the spirit of Mr. Rogers to help attendees better acknowledge their connection with each other and savor their most inspiring Symposium experiences at the meeting.

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The Rise of Distance Therapy

What Does New Technology Mean for the Future of Therapy?

Kathleen Smith • 2/24/2016 • 1 Comment

By Kathleen Smith. We no longer live in a world in which we can so clearly partition ourselves off from the electronic information grid. Many occupations no longer require a clearly defined workplace or a physical presence. Why should psychotherapy be any different?

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Therapy Techniques to Help Struggling Couples Create Erotic Experiences

Esther Perel on Why Good Intimacy Doesn't Equal Good Sex

Esther Perel • 2/11/2016 • No Comments

It’s long been the conventional wisdom among couples therapists that if couples fix the emotional issues in their relationship, their sexual lives will improve. However, good intimacy doesn’t guarantee good sex. Couples today are confronting a new frontier in the basic understanding of what marriage is all about. Since most of us grew up in sexual silence, therapists need to ask more probing questions when it comes to doing good couples therapy.

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Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as Effective as Clinicians Believe?

Despite Longstanding Authority, New Research Questions CBT's Reliability

Chris Lyford • 1/1/2016 • 5 Comments

For nearly 50 years, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has claimed higher scientific authority among the vast legion of psychotherapy approaches as a result of having more research demonstrate its effectiveness than any other therapeutic method. But recent developments have raised questions about whether the effectiveness and scientific bona fides of CBT have been overstated.

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The View From Black America

Listening to the Untold Stories

Ken Hardy • 11/1/2015 • 13 Comments

Many poor, young, black people see themselves as trapped behind a wall-less prison with no exits. They know all too well that their daily experience---whether it’s going to lousy schools, succumbing to drug use and abuse, or being the victims of crime and lack of employment prospects---doesn’t matter unless it disrupts the lives of the white mainstream.

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VIDEO: Powerful Inspiration for Facing Difficult Emotions

Tara Brach On the Healing Power of Deliberate Practice

Tara Brach • 10/12/2015 • 1 Comment

Our survival brain has hundreds of strategies for resisting emotional pain. But according to Tara Brach, clinical psychologist and renowned teacher of Buddhism, resisting pain only increases our suffering.

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