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Rowing to Nowhere

When is Enough Enough?

July/August 2015
We spend countless hours focused on how best to keep couples together, but rarely pay much attention to how to best help them split up. And we spend even less time examining how our own emotional reactions can influence their decision about whether to divorce.

Point of View

Personality and Habit Change: Are You an Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel?

July/August 2015
In her first book, The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin tried to answer the question “How do I become happier?” With her new book on changing the habits of daily life, she answers the question “No, seriously, how do I become happier?”

Case Study

Knowing When to Push: Balancing Safety and Challenge

March/April 2015
When a client has been sexually abused, it can be difficult to find the balance between creating safety and challenging old patterns.

Bookmarks

Who Failed Robert Peace? Even a Yale Degree Couldn’t Save Him

January/February 2015
Review of: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League

Why did a seeming rags-to-riches story of a young man’s triumph over poverty and the lure of the streets end so tragically?

The Next Big Step

What’s Ahead in Psychotherapy’s Fascination with Brain Science?

January/February 2014
Labeling behavior in fancy neurophysiological terms can make what we do sound more scientifically rigorous than the notoriously fuzzy language of psychotherapy, but how clinically useful is this brain language anyway?
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Shopping For Therapy

Yesterday’s Patients Are Today’s Educated Consumers

September/October 2013
The expectation of a full caseload of clients who don’t question the length or expense of treatment belongs to a former age. Like it or not, therapists who wish to stay in business need to understand the educated mental health consumers of today.
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A Suicide Note In Crayon

Expecting the Unexpected at PS 48

September/October 2013
To work as a school social worker in the Bronx’s high-crime, low-income Hunt’s Point neighborhood is to become an expert at expecting the unexpected.

On With The Show

Celebrating the Craft at Symposium

May/June 2013
This year, 3,000 practitioners came to our annual Symposium to explore the fundamental question: are we any closer to unraveling the mysteries of psychotherapy than when Freud became the first therapist to complain about client “resistance”?

Clinician's Digest

The Doctor Is In. . . Your Phone

July/August 2013

One Brick at a Time

Therapy is More Craft Than Art or Science

September/October 2012
In this era of medical necessity and evidence-based therapies, it’s easy to lose sight of a basic truth. We heal not through prescriptions and procedures, but through talking and listening.
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