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A Bridge to Recovery

A Grassroots Approach to the Opioid Crisis

September/October 2019
Years into the opioid epidemic, a journalist travels to the hardest-hit state to get an up-close look at addiction treatment and the “radically demedicalized” approach one clinic says can make all the difference.

Translating Coaching Into Therapy

The Benefits and the Boundaries

July/August 2018
Clinicians interested in applying coaching skills in psychotherapy believe that working more from a collaborative partnership position—like a personal trainer or a mentor—can produce faster change and, for many clients, enhanced motivation.

Case Study

The Challenge of Helping the People Pleaser: Setting Boundaries Can Be Risky

July/August 2018
Helping clients set boundaries can be a risky business, especially when people pleasing has been a lifelong strategy. * Commentary by Courtney Armstrong

Challenging The Narcissist

How to Find Pathways to Empathy

July/August 2013
Given their arrogance, condescension, and lack of empathy, narcissists are notoriously difficult clients. The key to working with them is being direct and transparent about the roiling emotions they trigger in us.

Yesterday’s Ethics Vs. Today’s Realities

Boundaries in an Age of Informality

July/August 2012
As the status of therapist has shifted from an oversized figure with Svengali-like powers to an overworked and underpaid service provider at the mercy of the client-consumer who might sue him or her for some infraction, what are we to make of our traditional ethical codes.
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Therapeutic Ethics In The Digital Age

When the Whole World is Watching

July/August 2012
The revolution in communication technology has created a new set of ethical dilemmas, which are invading our sessions, whether we know it or not.

Refeathering the Nest

From Dutiful Daughter to Self-Aware Caregiver

September/October 2007
When families become stressed by a member's long-term care needs, it's easy to continue the usual relationship patterns and perpetuate long-standing resentments. But sometimes it's possible to learn new ways of being and interacting.

The Ethical Eye

Don't Let "Risk Management" Undermine Your Professional Approach

July/August 2007
The best form of risk management for your practice may be doing what you think is right.
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