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Editor's Note

November/December 2016
In this issue, our contributors reveal, in ways that were all quite stunning to me, the magnitude and vast social implications—for us and our profession—of the dizzyingly new psycho-digital world we’re entering, including the expanding universe of mental health apps for every conceivable presenting problem.
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The Empathy Gap

Digital Culture Needs What Talk Therapy Offers

November/December 2016
Conditioned by the experience of life on the screen, clients today find it harder to concentrate on face-to-face conversation. They may not even see its value, feeling more comfortable with the self they can present through their digital devices. More than ever, the mores of therapy—the value therapy places on being with, forming an empathic bond, and the quiet attention necessary to do this—has become a crucial cultural corrective.
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Mapping The Future

Symposium 2011 Charts Terra Incognita

May/June 2011
Emerging from their monastic little cells, 3,000 psychotherapists had a schmooze-fest celebrating the power of face-to-face connection and joined forces to envision the future.

Cyberspaced

Sherry Turkle Sees e-Life at the Crossroads

January/February 2011
MIT professor Sherry Turkle has spent the last 30 years studying what our machines have come to mean to us, and how they're altering--sometimes radically--our experience of intimacy, privacy, personal identity, and human connection.
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