September/October 2020

Editor's Note

September/October 2020
How can therapists of all races and ethnicities support their clients of color in voicing their experiences of racial oppression and naming what they need to heal? And how can white therapists in particular use their skills and commitment to self-awareness to look more deeply at themselves and their privilege?
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Race and Healing

Expanding the Conversation

September/October 2020
Now, more than ever, we’re engaged as a society in finding ways to have a truly meaningful dialogue about race and racism. But how do we translate good intentions into practice? In this discussion, six clinicians of color speak candidly with a white therapist about what actually helps heal race-based stress and trauma, rather than just pay it lip service.
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Working With Internalized Racism

From Shame to Unburdening with IFS

September/October 2020
While the Black Lives Matter movement has increased the country’s understanding of the pernicious impact of racism, how do people actually do the internal work of grappling with the unacknowledged racism within themselves?

The Legacy of Historical Trauma

Grasping the Larger Story

September/October 2020
Bringing the larger story of inherited trauma into the therapy room.

The Agreement

Tackling a Teachable Moment on Race

September/October 2020
In the days after George Floyd’s murder, and amidst their work to address gang-related trauma and violence, a white therapist and her Black cofacilitator wrestle with the nuances of privilege and relationship.

When the World Won't Hold Us

Finding Agency in the Suffering

September/October 2020
In this time of uncertainty and turmoil, it’s crucial to recognize that suffering and trauma are not the same thing.

Braving the Unknown

The Search for New Solutions

September/October 2020
We once believed that following in the footsteps of the medical model would ensure the viability of mental health professionals. But in the face of growing evidence that what we’re doing is neither working nor sustainable, one innovative clinic decides it’s time to change course.
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The Therapy Beat

Can Therapists Help Parents Raise Antiracist Kids?

September/October 2020
If ever there was a moment to talk with children about racism and antiracism, it’s now. But how, exactly?

In Consultation

Exploring the Inner Selfie: Digital Zen for Young Clients

September/October 2020
Our teen clients know a lot about connecting with others online, but they still need our wisdom about connecting with their core inner selves.

Case Study

Last-Chance Therapy in a Tumultuous Time: Discovering Hope in Higher Values with Couples

September/October 2020
Working with couples on the brink of divorce during this pressure-cooker time requires us to help them “reach up” to their highest values.

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Point of View

30 Is Not the New 20

September/October 2020
Why our 20s are a developmental sweet spot, and what therapists should know about helping clients make the most of them.

Bookmarks

Disrupters and Lifequakes: Moving Through the Big Transitions

September/October 2020
A guide to dealing with the traumas and challenges that can redefine who we are and what we want to do in the world.

Family Matters

The Wonder of Mom’s World: Discovering Egypt over a Cup of Tea

September/October 2020
The ordinary moments of life reveal the true wonders of a mother–daughter relationship.

Practice Tools - September/October 2020 Issue

Nine Relaxation Scripts for Anxiety & Depression

September/October 2020
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September/October 2020
Antiracism in the Therapy Room
Engaging in the Conversation