July/August 2017

Editor's Note

July/August 2017

July/August 2017
Even if the diagnosis of “internet addiction” is legitimate (and many experts think it isn't), surely it can't apply to the billions of people on the planet whose gizmos seem permanently grafted onto their persons. Can it?
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Loving Our Devices

When Does Attraction Turn into Addiction?

July/August 2017
More and more therapists, regardless of how they feel about internet addiction as a diagnosis, are advising clients about the healthy use of their digital devices.

Hacking Happiness

How Social Media Can Enhance Well-Being

July/August 2017
Both ancient wisdom traditions and modern psychological research can help us make more enlightened choices as we navigate our way through the digital age.

The Age of FoMO

Our Brains on 24/7 Alert

July/August 2017
Our compulsive use of digital devices is best understood as the result of their ability to tap into a deep anxiety in the human psyche about “missing out.”

The Addict in All of Us

Gabor Maté's Unflinching Vision

July/August 2017
Canadian physician Gabor Maté believes that addictive behaviors are woven into the very fabric of our materialistic society.
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Doorways to the Embodied Self

Eugene Gendlin and the Felt Sense

July/August 2017
Eugene Gendlin and his work on Focusing and the “felt sense” left an indelible mark on modern mind–body approaches to psychotherapy.
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Clinician's Digest

Is Teen Suicide Contagious?

July/August 2017
Is teen suicide contagious? Clinicians weigh in on the controversy around 13 Reasons Why.

In Consultation

Playing with Anxiety: Helping Young Children Face Scary Situations

July/August 2017
How to use the therapeutic play zone to help young children face difficult situations.

Case Study

Is All Fair in Love and Sex? How Couples Can Embrace their Sexual Differences

July/August 2017
Even if we believe that tender intimacy is the gold standard of erotic communication, can’t attachment be expressed in other ways?
    • Commentary by Tammy Nelson
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Point of View

Absolutely Fabulous! Getting Beyond Stereotypes with Teenage Girls

July/August 2017
Helping teenage girls navigate the tumultuous terrain of adolescence in today’s world.

Bookmarks

Back to Bedlam? America’s Neglect of Its Mentally Ill

July/August 2017
No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
America continues to turn its back on the mentally ill.

Family Matters

Broken Heart Syndrome: Can It Run in the Family?

July/August 2017
Can broken hearts run in a family?
July/August 2017
Left to Our Own Devices
Is It Time for Therapists to Be Concerned?