November/December 2019

Editor's Note

November/December 2019
Many of us overlook our physical environments, and perhaps especially our work spaces, which may be so familiar that we no longer really see them. In this issue, we explore the power of our offices to trigger a sense of safety or distrust, generate a feeling of welcome or indifference, and encourage creativity or stasis.
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In Search of the Perfect Office

A Therapist Moves On Up

November/December 2019
Our offices don’t make people well, but they extend an invitation. They provide a comforting consistency in the midst of hard, often unsettling work. So a therapist’s office—no matter what it looks like—will absolutely never be “just an office.”
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A Therapist Redecorates

November/December 2019
The therapeutic benefits of turning an office makeover into a collaborative project.

Inner Sanctums

A Glimpse into Healing Spaces

November/December 2019
What do therapists consider when first setting up an office? These intimate portraits and interviews reveal a wide range of approaches at play.

Walk and Talk

Psychotherapy Takes a Stroll

November/December 2019
What if a park bench was your waiting room, and nature your co-therapist? A growing group of practitioners, who stroll with their clients not just every once in a while, but for most every session, see special benefits in conducting sessions outdoors.
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Through the Bagua

Looking at Your Office in a New Way

November/December 2019
Feng shui’s core concern is to put humans in harmony with their physical environment. What can therapists learn from this ancient practice about the importance of personalizing their office space?

Changing Places

November/December 2019
When a therapist moves offices after 30 years, a lot of emotional issues get stirred up.

Remembering the Gold

How to Release Negative Self-Beliefs

November/December 2019
Trying to release our negative self-beliefs can feel as if we’re trying to exorcise something buried deep inside our body. And in a way we are.

Clinician's Digest

A Haunting New Film on the Legacy of Childhood Trauma

November/December 2019
A new documentary on comedian Darrell Hammond’s life spotlights the legacy of childhood trauma.

In Consultation

Helping Children Manage Stress

November/December 2019
Adapting mindfulness practices for young kids can be as easy as ABC.

Case Study

Bowing Out: The Dilemma of Uncoupling

November/December 2019
If a loving couple shares a relationship history with no major deal-breaker issues, is “uncoupling” the best path?

*COMMENTARY by WILLIAM DOHERTY

Point of View

Research or Reality? The Flawed Science of Psychotherapy

November/December 2019
As academic researchers continue the push for manualized, protocol-driven therapy, a psychodynamic therapist pushes back.
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Bookmarks

The Myth of the Gendered Brain: What the Latest Science Tells Us

November/December 2019
A new book debunks some fundamental myths about gender.

Family Matters

The Family Album: Growing Up in the Shadow of Depression

November/December 2019
A troubled father casts a mysterious shadow over a little girl’s world.

Practice Tools - November/December Issue

The Pattern Wheel

November/December 2019
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November/December 2019
Thinking Inside the Box
What Is Your Office Telling Your Clients?