The Larger Conversation

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Article July 31, 2023

The War at Home and Abroad

A Therapist’s Call to Action

It’s time for all of us to let ourselves feel the pain of these crimes, instead of ignoring it. In doing so, perhaps we can foster an appreciation of... Read more

Article July 6, 2023

From her bestselling book, psychotherapist Whitney Goodman shares common examples of toxic positivity and why they hurt. Read more

Article July 1, 2023

Gen Z and Mental Health

Changing the Conversation

As adult therapists around the world weigh in on the youth mental health crisis, a Gen Z’er offers his own view of what our field should keep in mind. Read more

Article July 1, 2023

Trans Kids Under Fire

Exploring the State of Gender-Affirming Care

When politicians decide what gender-affirming care should look like, what happens to the mental health of our trans, nonbinary, and gender fluid youth? Read more

Article July 1, 2023

The Adultification of Black Youth

When Trauma Goes Unseen

At best, self-harm and suicide among Black children are misunderstood. At worst, they’re willfully ignored. Read more

Article July 1, 2023

Girls On The Brink

The Neurobiology of Belonging

How might girls’ sensitive threat-response system affect their mental health amid a relentless barrage of distressing cues from social media? Read more

Article July 1, 2023

The Radical Act of Embodying Your Voice

How to Take Space and Make Space

A new book from a renowned speech coach invites us to reflect on how we embody our true voices in our lives—and in the therapy room. Read more

Article July 1, 2023

Data from recent Pew Center, The Washington Post, the Williams Institute, and Gallup surveys shows the current state of transgender children in the U.S. Read more

Article April 28, 2023

Getting Individualized Education Plans Right

How Are IEPs Missing the Mark?

How can Individualized Education Plans, which often involve therapists, better ensure that students with disabilities get a fair and proper education? Read more

Article April 28, 2023

Editor's Note

Rethinking relationships

My editorial Spidey-sense tells me there’s a good chance that some readers will raise an eyebrow—or maybe two—at this issue of the magazine Read more

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