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The Neurobiology of Anxiety

How to Incorporate Brain Science into Your Treatment Approach

Psychotherapy Networker

According to Margaret Wehrenberg, when it comes to clients with panic disorders, the first thing to discern is what they’re doing to avoid panic. “The problem with avoidance,” Margaret says, “is it works."


The Key to Dramatically Accelerating Anxiety Treatment

Being Anxious Doesn’t Mean You’re Anxious to Change

Rich Simon

Most therapists assume that, just as any rational person with a broken arm would be an eager customer for medical care, surely a person suffering from severe anxiety or depression would be equally motivated to receive the healing we offer. But what if this isn’t the case?


Complexity Choir

The eight domains of self-integration

Dan Siegel

Over the last twenty years, I've come to believe that integration is the key mechanism beneath both the absence of illness and the presence of well-being. Integration---the linkage of differentiated elements of a system---illuminates a direct pathway toward health. It's the way we avoid a life of dull, boring rigidity on the one hand, or explosive chaos on the other. The key to this transformation is cultivating the capacity for mindsight.



The Legacy

Inside a Family Haunted by Depression

Martha Manning


Why DSM-5 Is a Step Forward for Psychotherapy

Find Out About the Benefits of Dimensional Diagnosis

Rich Simon

As therapists, we’re well aware that our clients in psychological distress rarely—if ever—fit neatly into the strict confines of DSM disorders. Even Darrel Regier, vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, knows perfectly well that psychiatric diagnosis is often inherently ambiguous and that the science behind the classification system isn’t all it might be.


The Brain Science of Self-Deception

Understanding the Limits of Self-Awareness

Louis Cozolino

It’s commonly suggested that depression results from seeing reality too clearly. Repression, denial, and humor grease the social wheels and lead us to put a positive spin on the behavior of those around us. This may be why humans have so few networks dedicated to self-insight and so many ways of distorting reality in their favor.


A New Way to Understand Severe Anxiety Disorder

A Client’s Severe Anxiety Disorder May Be a By-Product of a More Primary Purpose

Bruce Ecker

Sometimes panic and anxiety have no function—they aren’t the means of fulfilling a hidden purpose for the sufferer—yet in a different way, they’re still necessary to a coherent underlying pattern.


What to Do When Traditional Parenting Rules Don’t Apply

Traditional Parenting Rules Often Don’t Apply Anymore, So Parents are Seeking Out New Solutions

Ron Taffel

On top of losing faith in a secure future, mothers and fathers deal with everyday dilemmas that make a joke of traditional parenting rules and childrearing practices.


When Depressed Clients Blame Themselves

Elisha Goldstein on Treating Depression with Self-Compassion

Rich Simon

While the source of physical wounds can usually be easily identified, the cause of emotional wounds are often hidden and hard to recognize, leading many depressed clients to assume they’re responsible for their own pain and therefore their suffering isn’t legitimate.


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