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2013 March/April
Clinical Wisdom: Who needs it?

PNMA13-1Can We Afford It?

By Ronald Siegel

It wasn’t their research results or bestselling books that set apart Freud, Rogers, Minuchin, and Satir. They seemed to have a sense of what really mattered. Today have conceptions about clinical wisdom become obsolete?

PNMA13-2Suffering and the Quest for Wisdom

By Kevin Anderson

There’s something about healing from the deep emotional suffering that feels like death and rebirth—not the quick kind that some claim to receive in religious conversion. It’s the kind that asks us to be open to changing our contract with life.

PNMA13-3Perspectives on Therapy’s Questions

By Tara Brach, Eugene Gendlin, Mary Pipher, Daniel Kahneman, and Irvin Yalom

Excerpts from a series of interviews with some of the wisest souls in the field of psychology and psychotherapy on essential questions clinicians struggle with every day.

PNMA13-4An Unpardonable Sin for Frank Pittman

By Mary Sykes Wylie

Networker movie critic and contributor Frank Pittman delighted in pointing out the follies, foibles, and excesses of the therapy world, especially anything he considered too trendy, sanctimonious, or politically correct.

Mentalization: Something New?

Something new or just old wine in new bottles?

Is “mentalization” a breakthrough in our understanding of the mind, or just a rehash of old ideas?

Sex, Lies, and the Long Road Back

Recovering from an extramarital affair

Healing from an extramarital affair is rarely a simple process, especially when embarrassing sexual secrets and incompatibilities are exposed.

Finding the Hero Within

Exploring the link between trauma and oppression

Kenneth Hardy believes that the experience of trauma is too often unacknowledged by therapists struggling to help troubled minority youth.

Testing the Bond

What's family without shared identity?

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

In an encyclopedic new book, Andrew Solomon explores how parents and children forge emotional bonds with one another in the presence of sometimes vast inborn differences.

After the Anger

Learning to love an imperfect parent

A man entering his sixties discovers some peculiar markers that signal a retreat from old oppositional habits.

March/April 2013 Clinical Wisdom
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