The Problem with the Borderline Diagnosis: Getting Beyond the Label
Have we unfairly pathologized clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?
The Biotech Dragon: A Kid-Friendly Approach to Self-Regulation
Engaging kids in talk therapy is often a frustrating struggle. So what happens when you introduce a video game and some cool bioresponsive tech?
In the Aftermath of Suicide: The Long Journey to Healing
In the wake of a loved one’s suicide, therapists must have the patience to sit with clients as the slow and painful process of healing unfolds. CASE COMMENTARY by Douglas Flemons.
Storm Damage: Angry Words Can Sink a Relationship
Even though partners may forgive each other after a heated argument, the hurtful words that were hurled can be haunting nonetheless.
Weiwei and the Spider: Translating Problems into Skills to Learn
An approach that emphasizes acquiring skills rather than focusing on problems helps a young boy in China tackle his problems at school.
“Nobody Knows!”: Helping Introverts Appreciate Their Strengths
A young introvert in college learns to embrace her temperament as a gift, rather than a problem.
A Playful Path to Attachment
Through games that encourage small moments of laughter, a struggling mother and her adopted daughter learn a different way to bond.
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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.
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