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Practicing Meditation Against All Odds

Zindel Segal on the Three-Minute Breathing Space

Rich Simon

When thinking about the mindfulness practice of meditation, we usually imagine the ideal situation: a quiet place, ample time to ruminate (anywhere from 40 minutes to several days), and no distractions to disturb the meditation process. Unfortunately, this ideal is rarely a realistic option for most people.

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Case Study: When Couples Therapy Causes Emotional Pain

Coming to Terms with Inflicting Emotional Pain in Order to Provide Good Couples Therapy

Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson

We don’t become therapists to inflict emotional pain, but eventually we learn that sadness, anger, shock, and disillusionment can be part and parcel of therapy with couples in serious trouble. Good couples therapy sometimes hurts.

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Are Antidepressants the Answer?

Michael Yapko on the Safety and Effectiveness of Antidepressants

Rich Simon

The role of antidepressants in treating depressed clients continues to be a hot debate topic among psychotherapists.

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Does Your Depressed Client Even Want to Change?

David Burns on Using Paradoxical Agenda Setting

Rich Simon

When a client seeks therapeutic help for depression, often the immediate response is to help them find what needs to change in their life to alleviate their depression. But what if the client isn't actively seeking change?

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The Networker Symposium Experience

Don't Take Our Word for It: Ask Our Guests

Rich Simon

It's easy for us at Psychotherapy Networker headquarters to tell you about all the wonders and benefits that await you at our annual Symposium. But the best—and most unbiased—endorsement for the Symposium can only come from our attendees.

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Is it an Addiction?

Exploring the Distinctions between Addictions and Habits

Margaret Wehrenberg

The labels we use to describe clients’ behaviors have important therapeutic implications.

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Learning What a Depressed Client Needs

Elisha Goldstein on Individually Treating Cases of Depression

Rich Simon

Depression is one of the most popular conditions that therapists treat, making it easy to fall into the habit of giving stock answers and advice to clients who come in seeking help for their depression.

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Why We Focus on the Negative

Symposium 2014 Presenter Rick Hanson Explains the Evolution of the Negativity Bias

Rich Simon

Much can be made of the power of positive thinking, but the real question is, why do we tend toward the negative in the first place?

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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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