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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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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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