July/August 2020

Editor's Note

July/August 2020
What is it like for the more than six million women in the U.S. who face reproductive challenges? In simpler terms, what happens when you want a baby but things don’t turn out as you dreamed? With so many options in reproductive medicine these days, how can therapists knowledgeably guide clients on this complicated and harrowing journey?
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Detours on the Fertility Journey

Helping Clients Navigate Their Options

July/August 2020
Over 48 million couples experience infertility every year, and over 20 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Although hope and love propel most people through the physically and emotionally taxing process of infertility treatments, the journey is made even more arduous by the sense of secrecy that often surrounds it.

Lost and Found

Scenes from a Miscarriage

July/August 2020
The story of a miscarriage is often about crushed hope, but it can also bring buoyant possibility.

Therapeutic Approaches to Miscarriage

Four Tips for Processing Grief

July/August 2020
We still don’t have a clear and reliable road map for navigating the unique grief that comes with losing a wanted pregnancy.

Lori Gottlieb on Fertility Counseling

Finding Strength and Resilience

July/August 2020
The bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone shares her experience using a sperm donor to have a child, and how she helps clients with reproductive struggles find strength and purpose, no matter the outcome.
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A Black Therapist in America

Speaking Out Against Learned Voicelessness

July/August 2020
Black people know all too well that their daily experience of racism doesn’t matter unless it interferes with the lives of the white mainstream. As a result, life behind the wall-less prison of Black America still remains a mostly untold story.

Finding the Balance

How to Meet Stress with Tenderness during COVID-19

July/August 2020
During the pandemic, our clients’ relationships need special attention and nurturing. Sometimes that means helping them recalibrate what they can hold for each other.

Meeting the Moment

The Importance of Risk in Therapy

July/August 2020
The therapist’s office is a zone of creative adventure and unpredictability, where the most powerful moments often come out of the blue.

The Therapy Beat

The Free Therapy Movement Breaks New Ground

July/August 2020
The movement to offer more free therapy and expand access to treatment gains momentum.
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In Consultation

Nine Simple Interventions for Depression

July/August 2020
During COVID-19 and all challenging times, these simple sensorimotor interventions for depression can be easily adapted for teletherapy.

Case Study

Crossing Cultures: The Surprising Complexity of Countertransference

July/August 2020
A shared cultural understanding can be a powerful asset in therapy, adding a familiarity and depth to the exploration of countertransference.

Point of View

How Private Practice Can Survive COVID-19

July/August 2020
Discovering new possibilities for private practice in a time of upheaval—and planning for more uncertainty.

Bookmarks

A Family in Chaos

July/August 2020
The story of the Gavins—a family of 12 children, six of whom suffered from schizophrenia—sheds new light on the nature vs. nurture debate.

Family Matters

Wave Till You Can’t See Me

July/August 2020
Lessons for a parent in fear and safety.

Practice Tools - July/August 2020 Issue

Teaching Children to Recognize & Change Their Autonomic State

July/August 2020
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July/August 2020
Reproductive Dreams
When Fertility Becomes a Challenge