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Attachment Theory & Treatment: 4 Maxims for Therapeutic Change

Attachment-Oriented Therapists Live by Four Strategies for Working Through Attachment Theory and its Associated Disorders

Mary Sykes Wylie and Lynn Turner

Are there any downsides to basing clinical treatment on attachment theory? David Schnarch, a leading advocate of differentiation in the therapy process, believes that attachment theory keeps clients functioning as needy children.

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Working Through the Childhood Wounds that Feed Depression

Judith Beck on Understanding Emotions Intellectually

Rich Simon

Helping a client overcome depression when they're struggling with problems in their adult life is never easy; helping them when the source of their depression goes back to childhood is even more challenging.

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Desiring Change, but Clinging to the Familiar

David Burns on Turning Resistance into the Voice of Change

Rich Simon

We often desire change, especially when we find ourselves in difficult or unpleasant situations, but the compulsion to stay with what is familiar and comfortable creates resistance to that change.

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Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy and Panic Attack Treatment

One of the Guiding Principles of Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy Illustrated in a Client’s Panic Attack Treatment.

Bruce Ecker

“Symptom coherence” is how we refer to the view that there always exists a well-defined, cogent set of personal themes and purposes that necessitate a symptom. The moment there no longer exists any purpose requiring a symptom, the person stops producing it. This view informed the development of a clinical methodology called Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy.

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The Ripple Effect of Dialogue

Experience the Ongoing Conversation of State of the Art 2013

Rich Simon

That’s what’s so revitalizing about the conversations that we have in tribe—through continuing education events and in communities of practice. Unlike everyday conversations, they are ongoing and communal in a way that layers key insights about the direction of our field.

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Effectively Assessing the Risk of Suicide

Identifying the Inquiries to Make

Douglas Flemons

I feel unprepared to make a proper suicide assessment with my clients. I’m nervous that I’ll neglect to ask, or the client won’t tell me, something vital to making the right clinical decision. Can you recommend an objective measure for reliably determining suicidality?

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The Polyvagal Circuit in the Consulting Room

An Interview with Stephen Porges

Ryan Howes

As we all learned in school, we have two options in the face of perceived danger: fight or flight. But that was before neuroscientist Stephen Porges undertook his research into the relationship between human physiology and social engagement.

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Head-to-Head with Emotion

Susan Johnson on Why Labeling Clients’ Emotions Isn’t Enough

Rich Simon

Emotions can be tricky—once they enter the consulting room, it’s easy for both therapists and clients to become stuck in, overwhelmed by, and embattled with strong emotions.

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Anxiety as a GPS

Danie Beaulieu On How to Make Panic An Ally

Rich Simon

Most of our therapeutic interventions for anxiety center around managing over-blown feelings of fear. But what if we consider anxiety as a vital signal, alerting us that we are taking actions that do not align with who we truly are?

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Breathing To Balance The Stress Response System

Learn How To Use Breath Work To Alleviate Anxiety

Rich Simon

One of the most effective practices to employ when working with clients who suffer from mood-related issues is also one of the simplest: Just breathe.

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