November/December 2021

Editor's Note

November/December 2021
The truth is, supervision is harder to come by these days. For a number of reasons that we explore here, some trainees don’t have access to regular supervision, while others say they entered private practice without anyone ever having seen them work with a client—at least not in real-time. How can we, as a field, begin to close this troubling gap?
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The New Supervision

Are We Meeting the Needs of Today’s Therapists?

November/December 2021
The stakes for quality supervision are high. And yet, live supervision is increasingly considered more a bonus than a staple.
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The Four Stages of Supervision

Establishing a Lasting Relationship with Your Supervisee

November/December 2021
Teacher? Guide? Gatekeeper? Consultant? How clarifying your role as supervisor helps.

Through the One-Way Mirror

The Education of a Family Therapist

November/December 2021
As a family therapy trainee in the 70s, it was easy to feel like part of a larger revolution.
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Therapy, Fast and Slow

Training Clinicians to Balance Doing with Being

November/December 2021
How do therapists create a great training culture, one in which we become substantially better at what we do?

Embracing Our Core Competencies

How Would It Change the Practice of Therapy?

November/December 2021
Training to become technicians in particular areas isn’t what best serves our clients.

The Perpetual Student

A Trauma Treatment Journey

November/December 2021
A long-term client leads a therapist to discover that maybe the hard way is how we learn best.
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Beyond the Brain-Body Split

A Relational Neuroscience Perspective

November/December 2021
Thinking about behavior only in terms of reinforcement and consequence is outdated. It’s not mind over matter. It’s both. Are new therapists getting that message?
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Decolonizing Mental Health

The Healing Power of Community

November/December 2021
Training must go beyond the intellectual exercise of grasping the concept of racism. The real work is getting out of our chairs and going into our communities to do something about it.

The Therapists Who Raised Me

Tales from a Terrace Talk Veteran

November/December 2021
When becoming a therapist feels like part of our genetic makeup.

The Love Magician

A Therapist Lays Down Her Wand

November/December 2021
There’s magic in therapy—all types—the most astonishing of which only happens when you stop trying to put on a flawless show.
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The Mentor Who Changed My Practice

November/December 2021
Three clinicians share their experiences of the power of supervision.

The Therapy Beat

Rage Rooms: Stress Relief’s New Darlings?

November/December 2021
Are rage rooms a passing fad? Or a symptom of a larger issue?
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In Consultation

Healing Beyond Words: How to Bring Art into Therapy

November/December 2021
Integrating art therapy tools into your practice doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it require artistic skill from you or your client.

Case Study

“You Have Borderline Personality Disorder”: Sharing a Difficult Diagnosis with a Client

November/December 2021
Therapists need to consider not only what diagnosis to give, but also the pain or hardship that can result from sharing it with a client.

Point of View

Total Liberation: A Buddhist Approach to Healing

November/December 2021
What would therapy look like if the focus was on liberating a client from their setbacks, rather than simply diluting their symptoms?

Family Matters

Moving in Synchrony: The Collective Tug of Family

November/December 2021
Sometimes the road to connection involves a painful separation.
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November/December 2021
Training for Today's Therapy
What's Wanted? What's Needed?