Esther Perel Is Becoming Therapy's Most Visible Presence
By questioning some of the fundamental premises of traditional marriage, couples therapist Esther Perel has become, at least for the moment, psychotherapy’s public face and most quotable voice. But what is she saying that’s so intriguing and makes her stand out from all the other relationship experts our field produces?
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What Role Should Therapists Play?
Parents typically view their children in the largely gendered terms society lays out for them. Rearranging that internal mind map requires tremendous effort and adjustment. Given the alarming suicide rates for transgender children, it can also be a matter of life and death.
Breaking the Chain of Resentment: How to Help Clients Move Past Old Wounds
How do you strike a balance between validation and empowerment in helping those afflicted with chronic resentment?
Men's animal instincts don't fit the modern world
Let's face it: love means something quite different to men and women. A look at other species of social mammals offers some remarkable insights into the biological underpinnings of this difference.
Old Habits Die Hard: Making couples therapy stick
It's one thing to make change happen in a couples session; it's quick another to make those changes tick over time.
Dan Siegel Offers Therapists a New Vision of the Brain
The publication of his first book earned him an audience with the Pope. Since then, psychiatrist Daniel Siegel has continued to demonstrate a visionary's ability to show how the physical matter of the brain creates the life of the mind, heart, soul, and spirit that's the glory of our species.
The Answers Are Being Discovered in the Laboratory
If the idea that desire is orchestrated by our body chemistry hasn't yet found its way into the clinical conversation, it may be because the evidence is still largely buried in scientific journals, primarily from the emerging fields of behavioral endocrinology and psychophysiology.
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