Changing Attitudes Toward Addiction Treatment
Until they’ve done the challenging and sometimes painful work in therapy, many people can’t even begin to imagine curtailing their drug use. For them, therapy is a before, not an after; and their engagement in therapy, rather than their abstinence, is the primary goal of treatment.
The Suicide Epidemic
Author and therapist Kay Redfield Jamison explores what we can do to address the suicide epidemic.
Surviving When Your Self Is in Ashes
At its worst, depression extinguishes your inner pilot light, depriving you of the substrate that makes you feel real. Sufferers complain of living in a fog, unable to think, remember, or focus. The qualities that constitute “you” become peripheral. The password has changed, and access is denied.
When Is Enough Enough?
Bestselling author Barbara Ehrenreich believes that our obsession with longevity may have gone too far.
Six Master Clinicians Share Their Reflections
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
Rocking On! From grief to rebirth
A daughter marvels as her mother goes from grief to an exuberant rebirth.
Evoking the Inner Artist: How to Replace Pathology with Creativity
When clients feel blocked, therapists can help them tap their inner artist and view feelings of vulnerability, doubt, and fear as part of a creative, problem-solving process.
Life After Betrayal: Getting Past the Victim Identity
When working with clients who’ve experienced an intimate betrayal, it’s important to empower them to move beyond a victim identity.
Helping Our Clients Take Their Best Shot
A new style of working has emerged that integrates the in-depth understanding of traditional therapy with the experience of being instructed, pushed, and challenged identified with coaching. But can a clinician effectively encompass both styles with the same client?
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Creatures of Habit: Understanding the automatic loops that shape our lives
A surprise bestseller shows us the crucial roles that even minor habits can play in individual and group behavior.
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