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Psychotherapy's Pilgrimage

Shaping the Consciousness of Our Time

January/February 2017
Despite what grad school textbooks may imply, therapy movements are more than a set of theories and techniques. They’re about what it means to be a human being at a particular time amid all the forces that shape a culture. Here, a therapist who entered the field at the same time the Networker made its debut brings to life 40 years of the key moments in psychotherapy’s unfolding, exploring both how the field was influenced by social changes and how the consciousness of our times—and our view of what it means to be a fully realized person—have been transformed by the intimate conversations that take place in our consulting rooms.
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Clinician's Digest

The 2016 Election Is Raising Ethical Questions for Therapists

September/October 2016
It used to be an axiom for clinicians that therapeutic conversation and politics don’t mix. But in this high-stakes presidential election, some therapists aren’t so sure.
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Cloe Madanes on Advocating for the Most Vulnerable

March/April 2015
Let’s unite to stand up to vested interests that have taken over the mental health system.

The Many Faces Of Wisdom

Perspectives on Therapy’s Questions

March/April 2013
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.

Psychotherapy’s Mark Twain

An Unpardonable Sin for Frank Pittman

March/April 2013
Networker movie critic and contributor Frank Pittman delighted in pointing out the follies, foibles, and excesses of the therapy world, especially anything he considered too trendy, sanctimonious, or politically correct.

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Testing the Bond: What's family without shared identity?

March/April 2013

Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

In an encyclopedic new book, Andrew Solomon explores how parents and children forge emotional bonds with one another in the presence of sometimes vast inborn differences.

Reinventing Your Life

Finding Self-Renewal in the Himalayas

November/December 2012
Tens of thousands of miles away from his practice, a therapist accidentally discovers a new sense of purpose, unable to distinguish the act of giving from the act of love.

Point Of View

Mary Pipher on Activism: Applying our Healing Skills in the Wider World

May/June 2012
Bestselling author and retired psychotherapist Mary Pipher makes a case for therapists’ having the know-how to become effective social activists---and for why saving the environment isn’t such a lost cause.

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Creating New Paths for Change: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World

July/August 2011
In an age of cynicism, a refreshing look at “the social cure.”

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May/June 2011

The Most Famous Book Never Read

What Makes the Feminine Mystique so Special?

A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s

Nearly 50 years after its publication, a look at the shortcomings and enduring power of one of the most influential books of our time. 

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