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Upside-Down Psychotherapy

Breaking the Rules with Our OCD Clients

July/August 2016
It’s now clear that much of what therapists do for people suffering from OCD actually worsens the problem. Providing empathic reassurance, rational disputation, and coping skills to manage anxiety only serves to refuel the obsession. So how do you avoid the dead end of co-compulsing with your clients?
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What's Your Most Memorable Therapeutic Moment?

Six Master Clinicians Share Their Reflections

May/June 2016
Of all the meaningful sessions that take place in a therapists's career, what makes certain ones stand out? We asked six widely respected clinicians to tell the story of a particular experience that lives on for them. This special feature collects those tales of taking creative leaps in the dark and stumbling toward insight.
  • "Crossing to Safety" by Courtney Armstrong
  • "Happy New Year?" by Ron Taffel
  • "Keeping the Faith" by Mary Jo Barrett
  • "In the Valley of the Shadow" by Margie Nichols
  • "The Uninvited Guest" by Hedy Schleifer
  • "The Found and the Lost" by Terry Real

Lessons from the Love Lab

The Science of Couples Therapy

November/December 2015
The pioneers who birthed couples and family therapy never paused to scienti cally study the relationships they treated. Now, after systematically observing and doing therapy with thousands of couples, two of the field’s leading researchers summarize what they’ve learned about successful relationships and effective couples therapy.

Clinician's Digest

Has CBT Lost Its Mojo?

November/December 2015
Questions have been raised about whether the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy, the field’s most researched treatment model, has been overstated.
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The CBT Path Out of Depression

Two Perspectives on How It Works

November/December 2014
While widely acknowledged to be the most empirically supported therapy ever invented, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is often criticized for being too rigid and mechanical. Not so, say two of its foremost practitioners.

Point of View

Telling It Like It Is: Donald Meichenbaum Doesn't Mince Words

November/December 2010
Long an acerbic critic of the trendy and faddish, Don Meichenbaum, one of the founders of CBT, is still determined to separate myth from reality in the world of psychotherapy.

20 Weeks of Happiness

Can a Course in Positive Psychology Change Your Life?

January/February 2006

The Top 10

The Most Influential Therapists of the Past Quarter-Century

March/April 2007
In honor of our 25th anniversary, we conducted the largest survey ever of who therapists believe have most influenced their practice. Here's the field's Top 10, along with a portrait of the orientations and demographics whom they continue to influence.

Defining Psychotherapy

The Last 25 Years Have Taught Us That It's Neither Art nor Science

March/April 2007
At last count, therapists could choose from among 500 different treatment techniques. But after all these years, there's still no evidence that the overall effectiveness of therapy has improved. Could the problem be that we still don't understand the fundamental nature of psychotherapy?

The Good Therapist

Continually Reassessing Its Role, Psychotherapy Gallops into a New Era

November/December 1995
The culture of therapy in America has gone through periods of dramatic change every 15 or 20 years with almost clock-like regularity, as succeeding generations of therapists respond to the evolving Zeitgeist while stamping their own imprint on prevailing social mores.
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