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The Empathy Gap

Digital Culture Needs What Talk Therapy Offers

November/December 2016
Conditioned by the experience of life on the screen, clients today find it harder to concentrate on face-to-face conversation. They may not even see its value, feeling more comfortable with the self they can present through their digital devices. More than ever, the mores of therapy—the value therapy places on being with, forming an empathic bond, and the quiet attention necessary to do this—has become a crucial cultural corrective.
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Point of View

The Power of Commitment: Mindfulness Is Only the Beginning

March/April 2015
Despite its popularity among therapists, mindfulness is only a beginning in the process of change.

In Consultation

The Anatomy of Procrastination: Helping the ADHD Client Make Changes Stick

January/February 2015
Clients with ADHD often know the coping skills that can improve their lives—the problem is applying them in daily life.

Clinician's Digest

- Personality differences and politics - Reconsidering "ex-gayness" - Endless therapy - Head injuries and depression

July/August 2012

I Think, Therefore I Eat

Skills for Successful Dieting

January/February 2011
From the viewpoint of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the reason that dieters so frequently fail to stick to their healthy eating plans is simple: knowing what to do and knowing how to get yourself to do it are two entirely different skills.

Point of View

Telling It Like It Is: Donald Meichenbaum Doesn't Mince Words

November/December 2010
Long an acerbic critic of the trendy and faddish, Don Meichenbaum, one of the founders of CBT, is still determined to separate myth from reality in the world of psychotherapy.

Clinician's Digest

September/October 2010
- The therapeutic connection - Predicting suicide - Updating psych textbooks - Trauma and PTSD - Time crunch - Meeting clients' needs

Clinician's Digest

Virtual Reality Therapy

March/April 2010

Clinician's Digest

September/October 2009
AAMFT Family Feud * Liability for electronic records * Group therapy's comeback * Mining dreams * What fuels political arguments * Mindfulness and eating disorders

Clinician's Digest

May/June 2009
- Is there a vaccination-autism link? - Self-injuring teens - How good are therapists at spotting liars? - Testing what MFTs know about men, women, and marriage - A new look at logotherapy - Decoding a baby's cries
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