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How Psychotherapy Lost Its Magick

The Art of Healing in an Age of Science

March/April 2017
Studies show more people pay for the services of advisors claiming special powers than see mental health practitioners. How can mentalists and mediums be flourishing at a time when therapists—trained and sanctioned to care for people’s emotional well-being—are struggling to inspire confidence? In an effort to improve therapists’ efficacy, two researchers find themselves on an unexpected path.
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The Downside of Happiness

Beware of What You Wish For

September/October 2014
Although happiness is widely beneficial, organizing one’s life around it can lead to a great deal of effort and time being spent unwisely. Trying too hard to be happy interferes with the pleasure, engagement, and meaning we could otherwise find in the world.

Is Psychotherapy Getting Better?

A Progress Report on the Science—and Art—of the Psychotherapy Field

March/April 2012
What do we know today about the effectiveness of psychotherapy that we didn’t know 30 years ago? Even more important, how do we improve our treatments?

Removing The Masks

Let’s Stop Wasting Time

November/December 2011

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. All too frequently, they do hurtful things with impunity and entitlement simply to gratify their own needs.

Clinician's Digest

July/August 2011
- A game changer for therapy? - The impact of therapist skill on research trails - The illusion of therapeutic truths

Case Study

From Conflict to Alliance: A road map for family interventions

May/June 2011
There's no substitute for a clear clinical model that can guide you through the therapeutic change process.

Clinician's Digest

January/February 2011

Virtual Visitation for Parents and Children

It's Not About The Food

The Truth About Eating Disorders

January/February 2011
The key to working effectively with eating disorders is understanding that starving, bingeing, and purging aren't simply bad habits. For treatment to work, it must get beyond the focus on negative behavior to grasp the emotional cycle of disordered eating.

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.

Clinician's Digest

September/October 2010
- The therapeutic connection - Predicting suicide - Updating psych textbooks - Trauma and PTSD - Time crunch - Meeting clients' needs
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