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On Turning Pain into Power

An Interview with Dr. Shefali

Ryan Howes

The clinician and bestselling author discusses her new book and what it means to "alchemize" pain.

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The Breaking Point

Supporting Fragile and Separating Couples

Julia Mayer

As clinicians, we need to keep alert to the struggles couples have had during the pandemic and find ways to support those who couldn’t hold together under the pressures created by this grueling year.

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Sex Post-Covid

Healing the Rifts

Tammy Nelson

Lockdown provoked a wide range of emotions among partnered people, including an increase in anxiety, fear, loneliness, boredom and frustration. It’s been hard on almost everyone. For one throuple, it provided a turning point.

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Close to Home

When the Problem You Treat Becomes Your Problem Too

Psychotherapy Networker

A couples therapist is going through an emotionally wrenching separation from their partner and finding it hard to treat clients. Five clinicians offer advice.

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The Moment the Session Ends

Six Strategies for Couples

Talia Litman

Since the pandemic began, many of us have been meeting with clients virtually, peering into their lives through the window of a screen. But what happens when the Zoom call ends, the laptop closes, and clients are left to deal with raw, complicated feelings in close proximity to the very person whose presence stirs up those feelings?

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Creating Safety for Couples

An Interview with Imago Relationship Therapy Pioneer Harville Hendrix

Zachary Taylor

Hendrix and Helen Hunt's new book, out this spring, lays out how clinicians can use Imago to help couples focus on what the authors call the space-between—clients’ unmet needs from childhood and their unfulfilled yearnings within their marriage.

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"Networker Live" with Frank Anderson

Interactive Discussions with Networker Contributors

Psychotherapy Networker

The Networker's senior writer, Lauren Dockett, sat down for a live conversation and Q&A with psychiatrist, therapist, and program consultant at the IFS Institute, Frank Anderson. They discussed parenting during a pandemic, using an IFS approach to talk with children, and much more.

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Esther Perel on Adapting to Uncertainty

And How Relationships Are Changing in a Pandemic

Rich Simon

There’s a profound change occurring in our relationship to space. In working remotely, it feels at times like we’re doing home visits. In video calls, we enter each other’s intimate spaces: kitchens and messy bedrooms. We’re not working from home—we’re working with home.

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Empowering Relationships Despite Political Divides

How to Find and Reaffirm Shared Values

Lambers Fisher

For the roughly 23 percent of married couples who don’t share a political affiliation, disagreements over a party or candidate can easily escalate into personal attacks that threaten an otherwise healthy relationship.

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Love in Lockdown

Esther Perel Shares the Trends She's Been Seeing with Her Clients

Esther Perel

Couples therapist and bestselling author Esther Perel explains how life in quarantine is changing the dynamics of romantic relationships, and what this means for couples therapy.

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