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Understanding Trauma and the Cycle of Growth

Mary Jo Barrett on Discovering How Clients Learn

Rich Simon

Clients may experience and respond to trauma in any number of ways, so the first step to determining how to best help them work through their trauma is to understand their growth cycle.


How To Follow Clients’ Subtle Clues To Deep Healing Places

Diana Fosha Shares an Example from Her Own Work

Rich Simon

The shadow of a smile in the midst of tears, a momentary crinkle of the eyes in the wake of anger—hints of vitality such as these can be powerful clues to essential truths that a client may be totally unaware of.


Bringing the Mind-Body Connection to Dharamsala

Helping Teenage Tibetan Refugees Find a Path to Peace

James Gordon

Recently, I was invited to Dharamsala by the Men Tsee Khang Institute, a school of traditional Tibetan medicine sponsored by the Dalai Lama, to give a talk on the scientific basis of the mind-body connection and the techniques of self-care and mutual help that my colleagues and I at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine are using with war- and disaster-traumatized populations.


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?


Augment Your Practice by Publishing: What Authors of the Best Self-Help Books Already Know

How Authors of Self-Help Books in Psychotherapy Utilize the Multiple Streams of Income for Therapists Business Model

Casey Truffo

Josue Maymi, Esther Kane, Belleruth Naparstek, and Bill O’Hanlon—these are just a few of the many therapists from around the world who’re implementing the Multiple Streams of Income for Therapists model.


Lessons Learned About the Grieving Process

An Interview with David Kessler

Ryan Howes

What do you say to someone who’s lost a loved one, or is facing the terrifying imponderables of a terminal illness? How do you choose the right words, find the right tone?


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.


The Moments Therapists Don’t Usually Talk About

Following Up with State of the Art Presenters

Rich Simon

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all regularly have our moments of being caught off guard, feeling ineffective, and being filled with more questions than answers.


Developmental Trauma Disorder: Distinguishing, Diagnosing, and the DSM

How One Tenacious Task Force Worked to Separate Developmental Trauma Disorder from PTSD in DSM-5

Mary Sykes Wylie

In 2005, a complex trauma task force began working on constructing a new diagnosis called Developmental Trauma Disorder, which, they hoped, would capture the multifaceted reality experienced by chronically abused children and adolescents.


Reaching Beyond Our Practices

State of the Art 2013 Isn’t Over Yet!

Rich Simon

Though psychotherapy is a relational field, it’s not uncommon for therapists to struggle with a sense of professional isolation. Faced with the difficulties of everyday practice, therapists can feel lost and alone when tackling challenges and unanswered questions about how to best meet their clients’ needs.


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