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The Legacies of Cultural and Historical Trauma

My Story

Anita Mandley

I not only have an expanded vision of trauma these days, but an increased sense of mission to help other therapists see the larger context of what we carry inside. It’s not a matter of dredging up a painful past, but of normalizing our interconnectedness and the emotions and behaviors that come out of it.

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Couples Therapy During Coronavirus

Challenges and Opportunities

Sara Schwarzbaum

A clinician who's spent almost two years doing online couples therapy shares the tips and strategies she's found especially helpful.

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VIDEO: Esther Perel on Working with Couples in Quarantine

What They Need Most Right Now

Esther Perel

Partners in quarantine are facing distinct challenges, says couples therapist and bestselling author Esther Perel. Here, she breaks down the patterns she's seeing and shares what she's doing to help polarized couples repair their relationship.

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VIDEO: Peter Levine on Finding Inner Balance with Ourselves and Others

Staying Connected While Separate During Times of Uncertainty

Peter Levine

Peter Levine, Somatic Experiencing pioneer, shares what it means to stay connected and courageous during the coronavirus pandemic, in this clip from the 2020 Networker Virtual Symposium.

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VIDEO: Esther Perel on Our Shared Trauma

Navigating the "Parallel Process" Covid-19 Has Created

Esther Perel

In the midst of covid-19, therapists and clients are sharing many of the same anxieties. As a therapist, how do you talk about it? In this clip from her 2020 Virtual Symposium talk, couples therapist and bestselling author Esther Perel shares how she's handling the anticipatory trauma of this time.

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Reflections on Remote Work with Clients

New Lessons on the Space Between Us

Maggie Mulqueen

By Maggie Mulqueen - As a therapist, I've always liked to work a certain way, in person, face to face in my cozy office. But when the coronavirus hit and I repurposed a guest bedroom into a makeshift office, I learned some surprising lessons about connecting with clients over video.

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VIDEO: Lori Gottlieb on Mental Health and the Coronavirus

Productive vs. Unproductive Anxiety, and More

Lori Gottlieb

In this highlight from the 2020 Networker Virtual Symposium, therapist and author Lori Gottlieb talks about maintaining our mental health amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the concept of "both/and," and the difference between productive and unproductive anxiety.

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Psychotherapy's Most Quotable Voice

What Makes Esther Perel Stand Out?

Lauren Dockett, Rich Simon

By Lauren Dockett and Rich Simon - By questioning some of the fundamental premises of traditional marriage, couples therapist Esther Perel has become, at least for the moment, psychotherapy’s public face and most quotable voice. But what is she saying that’s so intriguing and makes her stand out from all the other relationship experts our field produces?

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Celebrating Singles!

Researcher Bella DePaulo on Keeping Our "Matrimania" in Check

Ryan Howes

By Ryan Howes - While many studies promote the mental and physical benefits of marriage, long-time singles advocate Bella DePaulo says the reported findings are biased, and we therapists need to better understand the single population as more than people waiting to find the right partner.

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The Final Shot

A Therapist's Creativity Unifies a Fractured Group of Boys

Ken Hardy

By Ken Hardy - Sometimes, the clinical tools we learn in our training just don't work. When that happens, and the stakes are high, we have to find new pathways to healing and connection.

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