Weiwei and the Spider: Translating Problems into Skills to Learn
An approach that emphasizes acquiring skills rather than focusing on problems helps a young boy in China tackle his problems at school.
The Podcast Boom: Is It for You?
Podcasts have exploded in numbers and popularity. What do mental health professionals need to know about this way of expanding their audience and their practice?
When Shamanism Meets Psychotherapy
A practitioner trained in the orthodox Western model of medicine develops a deep respect for the healing power of psychedelic plants and shamanism. What he discovers is not magic but an often astonishingly rapid pathway to self-realization.
For Immigrants and Their Therapists, a Frightening Reality
New policies are deepening the trauma of many immigrants, and heightening challenges for the therapists trying to help them.
The Rescue: Finding the Courage to Let Go
A whirlwind romance turns into a troubled relationship.
Art and Trauma: Accessing Creative Paths to Healing
A leader in expressive arts therapy explains why it’s increasingly being used to help combat vets find relief from trauma.
Updating Our Picture of Who We Are
It seems clear that to understand America’s crisis of identity—the fundamental changes that have occurred in the last few generations, and the thoughts and emotions that ensue from them—you need to know more of America than just its affluent coastal cities.
Philip Zimbardo, the researcher famous for shining a light on our worst authoritarian impulses, has shifted the focus of his work.
Making Quick Work of Lasting Change
Some claim that much of psychotherapy is a pseudoscience, promising far more than it can deliver, with lengthy, expensive interventions for the common problems clients present. What if we could quickly bring about lasting therapeutic change by modifying a few, simple unconscious processes?
From Vulnerability to Daring
With millions of people having seen her TED talks and read her books, researcher and bestselling author Brené Brown is a phenomenon. But aside from her talents as a speaker, teacher, and writer, why is she such a runaway hit? Haven’t therapists been writing about her professional specialty—the malign impact of shame—for decades? Perhaps her vast appeal has to do with how she’s turned the concepts of shame and vulnerability on their heads.
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