Highlights from Symposium 2019
In his opening keynote, Canadian physician Gabor Maté called on therapists to expand their frame of reference and recognize how their job is too often a kind of mopping up after the cruelties and injustices of the larger systems that shape our lives.
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When Life Takes a Detour
What do you do when your life’s expectations get turned upside down?
When Is It Right for Your Clients?
In past decades, the only alternatives to involuntary celibacy in a relationship were affairs or divorce. But more and more therapists are recognizing there’s another option: consensual nonmonogamy. Although the idea isn’t new, it’s challenging our field to see that committed, secure relationships can take many shapes and forms.
Measuring Mercy: Uncovering the Link between Cruelty and Compassion
Review: The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between
There’s a surprisingly strong link between altruism and psychopathy.
How to Change Minds: Reasoning Will Get You Nowhere
The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
When it comes to truly changing minds, reasoning will get you nowhere.
Virtual Reality in Therapy
To date, virtual reality’s most visible therapeutic role has been in the treatment of phobias and other conditions where it’s served as an adjunct to imaginary and in-vivo modalities. However, newer applications have started to move beyond the idea of altering our sense of place to emphasize altering our very sense of self. So what will that mean for our field?
Kendall’s Prom: A Special Daughter’s Special Night
An young woman with autism celebrates a very special night.
The Science of Couples Therapy
The pioneers who birthed couples and family therapy never paused to scienti cally study the relationships they treated. Now, after systematically observing and doing therapy with thousands of couples, two of the field’s leading researchers summarize what they’ve learned about successful relationships and effective couples therapy.
Destigmatizing Autism: The Future of Neurodiversity
Author Steve Silberman discusses what it means to view autistic people as individuals seeing the world in a different way, rather than just a checklist of deficits.
America’s Opportunity Chasm: A Noted Scholar Documents Our Decline in Social Mobility
Robert Putnam documents the myriad psychological, health, and political consequences of the ever-growing disparities between rich and poor in America today.
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