Psychotherapy Networker July/August 2021

Necessary Illusions

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Editor's Note

Livia Kent

In the therapy field, especially, we tend to view self-deception as a path to any number of bad... Read more

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The Lure of Self-Deception

Exploring How It Serves Our Clients

To create a world that produces the best in us, we must certainly be informed by reason, rationality, and science, but we must also deploy the aspects of our... Read more

The Fox and the Hedgehog

Flexibility and Focus in the Therapy Room

As a therapist, is it better to adapt an eclectic approach or specialize in the one you believe in most? Perhaps the answer isn’t as simple as it seems. Read more

You Can Do Anything

The Outsized Dreams of Adolescents

What if we stopped looking to modify the unique functioning of the teenage brain—delusional though it may be at times—and did more to foster the creative... Read more

The Magic Dial

Reframing Cognitive Distortions

Beyond identifying the distortions in negative cognitions, how can we help clients understand that negative thoughts and feelings aren’t the result of... Read more

Dispatches from the Yellow Brick Road

A Journey Through Delusion and Back

A terrifying journey shows just how much psychotic delusions are embedded in the unquestioned essence of a person’s thinking—as true as ocean, ground, and... Read more

Conspiracy theories might be considered a dangerous kind of delusion. So how do you address them when they show up in the therapy room? Read more

Extra Feature

The Myth of Infallibility

A Therapist Comes to Terms with a Client’s Suicide

When it comes to coping with suicide deaths, we therapists need to let go of our superhero expectations. Read more


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