Striving for Honesty in the Therapy Room
Anticipating endings may encourage us to grasp the present with greater vitality.
Suffering and the Quest for Wisdom
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 in the most fundamental way.
Perspectives on Therapy’s Questions
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.
Irvin Yalom on Psychotherapy as Craft: Looking Back to Move Forward
In an age when all eyes seem constantly riveted on the Next Big Thing, celebrated therapist-novelist Irvin Yalom takes a different approach.
Is Attuned Eating the Answer to Diet Failure?
Despite the common cultural notion that anyone can successfully lose weight---constantly reinforced by the $60 billion-a-year diet industry---at least 95 percent of dieters regain lost pounds. Here's an alternative approach to weight control.
Embracing Life, Facing Death: An interview with Irvin Yalom
For existential therapist Irvin Yalom, even depth-oriented therapy doesn't go deep enough.
What it Takes to be With Your Clients to the End
Few of us instinctively know what to do and say when families are confronting the death of a loved one. But we can start by being with them in the struggle.
The Most Influential Therapists of the Past Quarter-Century
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.
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