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A Difficult Reconnection After Estrangement

Helping an Adult Child Heal

Psychotherapy Networker

A client who’s been estranged from his mother for 15 years recently told his therapist he wants to reconnect with her. The therapist isn't sure how to support him, since there's a history of abuse there. Here, five therapists weigh in.

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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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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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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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Healing the Mother–Daughter Connection

When "I'm Sorry" is Just the First Step

Harriet Lerner

Certain apologies are so courageous that the very word apology seems too glib. Letty’s story is one that falls on the heroic end of the apology spectrum. I believe it was the most stunning apology process I have ever witnessed.

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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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"Networker Live" with Dafna Lender

Interactive Discussions with Networker Contributors

Psychotherapy Networker

The Networker's director of CE, Zach Taylor, sat down for a live conversation and Q&A with therapist and author Dafna Lender, discussing Dafna's recent article and approach to working with intergenerational trauma.

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The Child Confidentiality Bind

How to Involve Families When Treating Teens

Laura Kastner

It’s a tall order to maintain a teen client’s privacy and build rapport with them when you’re including their parents in the mix. But having the right kind of confidentiality agreement in place can make this work a lot easier.

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The Grieving Therapist

Take a Break, or Keep Going?

Psychotherapy Networker

What practical guidance can you offer a therapist whose personal grief is so deep that she's finding it hard to stay present for clients? Six clinicians weigh in.

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Helping Parents in Stressful Times

Clinicians Weigh in on Pandemic Parenting

Psychotherapy Networker

A therapist has been working with a parent on implementing a kinder, gentler style of interaction with her boisterous kids, but the coronavirus is creating so much stress that she's reverted to doling out harsh punishments. Here, five clinicians offer practical guidance.

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