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Editor's Note

May/June 2015
Throughout history, for most people it was just expected that work was a difficult, tedious, underpaying, and often soul-killing grind. But in today’s world, something we call “burnout”—that mélange of weariness, depression, and apathy, seasoned with a tincture of cynicism—has become as pervasive as the common cold.
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Burnout Reconsidered

What Supershrinks Can Teach Us

May/June 2015
An entire industry has sprung up to address the problem of compassion fatigue, but research indicates that the most commonly proposed answer, improved self-care, doesn’t work. In fact, the study of the most highly effective clinicians suggests that burnout isn’t related to caring too much, but continuing to care ineffectively.
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The State of Our Art

Do Our Old Ways Fit the New Times?

March/April 2015
While the number of people in psychotherapy keeps declining, surveys reveal that potential clients would still rather talk to a therapist than fill a prescription. So what’s going on? We asked six of the field’s most outspoken leaders to offer their views.
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Scott Miller on Resolving Our Identity Crisis

March/April 2015
To move forward, our profession needs a more consistent message about what we have to offer.

One Brick at a Time

Therapy is More Craft Than Art or Science

September/October 2012
In this era of medical necessity and evidence-based therapies, it’s easy to lose sight of a basic truth. We heal not through prescriptions and procedures, but through talking and listening.
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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?

Still Crazy After All These Years?

A Look at 30 Years of the Networker

March/April 2012
Remember mimeograph machines, the Milan Group, the False Memory Foundation, DSM–III, the Family Therapy Networker, and private practice before managed care? Take a stroll down memory land and revisit some of the ups and downs of our glorious profession over the past three decades.
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The Road To Mastery

What’s Missing from this Picture?

May/June 2011
Therapists usually enter the field because they’re drawn to it and have innate capacities to do the work. But whether they excel depends largely on their professional community. Unfortunately, current psychotherapy practice doesn’t foster excellence as much as mediocrity, inertia, and an intense fear of change.

What Therapists Want

It’s Certainly Not Money or Fame!

May/June 2011
A close-up look at a 20-year, multinational study that captures the heart of therapists’ aspirations---and perhaps the soul of our professional identity.

Clinician's Digest

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