November/December 2020

Editor's Note

November/December 2020
The overwhelming shift to teletherapy this year represents the first wave of a sea change in the field of therapy—nothing less. We’ll need to marshal all the creativity and skill we’ve got to become active, thoughtful participants in this process.
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Trauma and Teletherapy

Discerning Our Clients’ Needs

November/December 2020
For some clients, the transition to online therapy has worked perfectly well—or well enough. But for clients who suffer from severe trauma and deep attachment wounds, it carries risks and hazards we can’t overlook in our rush to go virtual.
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The Surprising Intimacy of Phone Sessions

Turning off the Camera, Turning on the Connection

November/December 2020
Some clients and therapists strongly prefer the old-fashioned phone to video sessions. What’s so transformative about turning off the camera?

Going Virtual with Couples

From Skeptic to Believer

November/December 2020
Online couples therapy can be tough, especially with a high-stakes case. The developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy dives into the deep end with a couple living in the Arctic.

CoronaGifts

How Teletherapy Changed My Life and My Practice

November/December 2020
The pandemic has showed us just how much our clients need us—and how much we need to tend to ourselves. For some therapists, this has meant reimagining their entire practice.

Reaching Out in Nervous Times

Polyvagal Theory Encounters Teletherapy

November/December 2020
Connecting with clients on a nervous-system level is especially important to therapists working from a polyvagal framework. But is it possible to offer coregulation through a screen?

The Outcast

A Hard Road to an Unexpected Connection

November/December 2020
How do you work with a client who intentionally tries to break every rule of therapy, spoken and implicit?

The Therapy Beat

The Effects of COVID-19 on Addiction Treatment

November/December 2020
The pandemic continues to strain small addiction clinics and their struggling clients.

In Consultation

Money Matters: Getting Clear with Ourselves and Our Clients

November/December 2020
Knowing your financial worth as a therapist can model self-care and self-respect for clients.

Case Study

A New Family Narrative: Transforming Intergenerational Trauma

November/December 2020
The key to working with a family may be getting parents to see the intergenerational trauma underlying present-day issues.
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Point of View

The Narcissism Trap: Navigating High-Conflict Personality Styles

November/December 2020
An expert on narcissism discusses how to help clients get clear about gaslighting and other abuses in their relationships.

Bookmarks

The Roots of American Racism

November/December 2020
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent by Isabel Wilkerson
Exploring the intertwined roots of caste and racism in America.

Family Matters

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being: Learning to Celebrate a New Shape

November/December 2020
Refusing to be defined by others can sometimes require an unexpected catalyst.

Practice Tools - November/December 2020 Issue

The “Diamond Approach to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy”

November/December 2020
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November/December 2020
Unmasking Teletherapy
Temporary Expediency or New Normal?