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Oral Histories of Psychotherapy 1978-2017

January/February 2017
A group of innovators and leaders look back over different realms of therapeutic practice and offer their view of the eureka moments, the mistakes and misdirections, and the inevitable trial-and-error processes that have shaped the evolution of different specialty areas within the field. 
  • Trauma: Retreats and Advances  BESSEL VAN DER KOLK 
  • Couples: In Search of a Safe Haven  JOHN GOTTMAN 
  • Systems Therapy: The Art of Creating Uncertainty  SALVADOR MINUCHIN 
  • Family Violence: Out of the Shadows  MARY JO BARRETT 
  • Psychopharmacology: The Jury Is Still Out  JOHN PRESTON 
  • Race Matters: How Far Have We Come?  KENNETH HARDY 
  • Neuroscience and Therapy: The Craft of Rewiring the Brain  DANIEL SIEGEL

In Consultation

The Many Guises of OCD

November/December 2014

Enduring recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder means riding out the demands of an inner bully.

Editor's Note

An adequate substitution for psychotherapy? Our Love Affair with Psychotropics

July/August 2014
In the age of Big Pharma, meds have flattened all before them in their virtual conquest of the mental health field. Over the years, antidepressants have come to be sold as virtual panaceas for just about any emotional trouble to which humans are prone. According to many observers, however, these drugs are wildly overprescribed, often for conditions that wouldn’t be captured even in DSM’s ever more capacious net.
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Falling in Love Again

A Brief History of Psychoactive Drugs

July/August 2014
Over the last 150 years, we’ve seen waves of mass infatuations with psychotropic drugs—antidepressants being the latest. While all these drugs are different, their story arc seems to follow a predictable course.
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Beyond Chemistry

Exploring Our Relationship with Our Meds

July/August 2014
The chemical effect of psychoactive meds is only part of their impact. In fact, people often develop complex relationships with the pills they take.

The Anatomy of a Psychiatric Consult

Solving the Puzzle

July/August 2014
For many therapists, an air of mystery surrounds the role of psychopharmacology in mental health treatment. Here's a step-by-step tour of the complexities of the psychiatric consultation.

The Meds of the Future

Waiting for the Next Magic Pill

July/August 2014
Does our growing understanding of the brain and the prospect of further scientific discoveries mean there’s a new generation of magical pills on the horizon?

SSRIs in Perspective

Have They Lived up to Their Promise?

July/August 2014
After wading through the controversies and contradictions in the research literature on SSRIs, a critic of Big Pharma explains why he thinks these drugs may have gotten a bad rap.

Clinician's Digest

September/October 2012
- Analysis for autism - Researchers' reliance on college students - New off-label PTSD medications - Is manhood in danger

In Consultation

It’s More Complicated Than That: Probing the complexities of the antidepressants debate

January/February 2012
The recent spate of negative research findings and unfavorable media coverage of antidepressant drugs have obscured some important clinical issues.
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