It’s Not about the Diet: Building a healthy relationship with food
Too often both clinicians and clients fall into the trap of pursuing weight loss as a therapeutic goal.
The Challenge of Open Relationships: Can They Ever Work?
While many therapists are skeptical of open relationships, some believe that, with the right couple, they can work.
Rediscovering Happiness: The Use of Positive Childhood Triggers in Psychotherapy
To create deep change, we need to help people mine the sources of intense pleasure in their lives, wherever they may find them.
Knowing When to Push: Balancing Safety and Challenge
When a client has been sexually abused, it can be difficult to find the balance between creating safety and challenging old patterns.
Voices of Reason: Empowering clients to alter their internal experiences
The case of a young man hearing voices shows how even problems that first appear to be extreme can be resolved by empowering clients to alter subtle aspects of their internal experience.
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Questions of Gender: A therapist struggles with the clinical choices he’s made
A therapist takes an unflinching look at a puzzling case that spanned 14 years, wondering if he made a wrong turn.
Get Out of My Life! Working with Cut-off Family Members in the Consulting Room
Helping families heal cutoffs is painstakingly delicate work, with a high risk for stumbling over buried land mines.
Rush to Judgment: Beware of the ADHD diagnosis
Part of the epidemic of misdiagnosed ADHD in young children today results from a failure to understand how trauma often leads to difficulty learning in school.
Whose Therapy Is It Anyway? When Your Client Is Uncommitted to Change
When we find ourselves haunted by a particular case, it may mean that we’re more invested in the client making changes than the client is himself.
Letting Go of Hate: How to help clients change unconscious responses
Many well-intentioned therapists have suggested that their clients just “let go” of hate, as if it were a heavy load that they could simply drop to the ground.
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