The Challenge of Helping the People Pleaser: Setting Boundaries Can Be Risky
Helping clients set boundaries can be a risky business, especially when people pleasing has been a lifelong strategy. * Commentary by Courtney Armstrong
Taken Over: Breaking the Spell of Obsession
A therapist struggles to help an obsessive client with whom she develops an unusual preoccupation.
Second Adolescence: An Alternative to the Midlife Crisis
Instead of viewing midlife as a time of emotional unraveling, therapists can see it as an opportunity to help clients gain a fuller sense of purpose in life’s later stages.
From Weight to Well-Being: The Challenges of Treating Binge Eating Disorder
Although binge eating disorder is more prevalent than anorexia and bulimia, many people still don’t get the help they need for it.
Doing Vulnerability: The Art of Helping Men Open Up
Helping emotionally closed-off men embrace vulnerability without getting lost in shame requires not only empathy but good timing.
From Tough Love to Empathic Love: Teaching Parents to Earn Their Children’s Respect
Helping families move past stalemates often means teaching parents to earn their children’s respect.
Is All Fair in Love and Sex? How Couples Can Embrace their Sexual Differences
Even if we believe that tender intimacy is the gold standard of erotic communication, can’t attachment be expressed in other ways?
- Commentary by Tammy Nelson
The Unexplored Issues: Working with Cross-Cultural Couples
Cross-cultural couples face challenges that often aren’taddressed in therapy.
- Commentary by Anita Mandley
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Making Quick Work of Lasting Change
Some claim that much of psychotherapy is a pseudoscience, promising far more than it can deliver, with lengthy, expensive interventions for the common problems clients present. What if we could quickly bring about lasting therapeutic change by modifying a few, simple unconscious processes?
Navigating the Bipolar Spectrum: Diagnosing Mood Disorders Requires Great Care
Diagnosing and treating mood disorders can be tricky, especially when it comes to an often overlooked, subtle form of bipolar II.
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