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2011 November/December
Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?: Stretching your comfort zone

The Gritty, Hot-Blooded Work of Couples Therapy

PNND11-1Why We Avoid Doing Couples Therapy

By Ellyn Bader and Peter Pearson

As neuroscience increasingly shows how wired we are to our intimate partners, an important question arises for therapists: Why do we primarily continue to see people individually...

PNND11-2Let’s Stop Wasting Time

By David Schnarch

Conventional therapeutic wisdom aside, people typically don’t hurt each other because they’re out of touch, unable to communicate, or can’t help themselves...

PNND11-3Deciding: to be Right or be Married?

By Terry Real

Do you want to be right or be married? Okay, now pause, think, breathe . . . and choose between First Consciousness and Second Consciousness.

PNND11-4Treating the Mixed-Agenda Couple

By William Doherty

At least 30 percent of couples coming to therapy have fundamentally different agendas about whether to try to save the marriage. If we’re ever going to improve our success rates...

Trauma Below and Above Ground

From Estrangement to Engagement

Helping fathers and daughters connect

The Five “A’s” of Transformation

The Enneagram as a Clinical Tool 

The Enneagram and the 5 A’s of transformation.

Our Potential for Good 

Altruism as an Evolutionary Imperative

Psychologist Darcher Keltner believes that underestimating our capacity for altruism does human nature a disservice.

The Heart of Darkness

Plumbing the Nature of Evil 

The Science of Evil: On Empathy and the Origins of Crueltys • The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

Plumbing the eternal question: Why are there bad people?

The Fundamental Things

The times and tides of 33 years of marriage

November/December 2011 Who's Afraid of Couples Therapy?
Stretching Your Comfort Zone

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