Truths and Consequences: Helping Teens Make Good Decisions
When it comes to high-risk behaviors, therapists can find themselves caught between boundary-testing teens and their concerned parents.
The Rise of Natural Mental Health
Increasingly, psychiatrists are recognizing that offering medications as the primary treatment of depression for years and years is simply not working. Instead, there’s a growing movement toward using more holistic approaches based on the belief that body and mind can heal themselves if given the time and space to do so.
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Therapy and the Limitations of Mindfulness
For Buddhist therapist Mark Epstein, mindfulness is just the beginning.
The Rise of Neurofeedback
Neurofeedback has brought a powerful new technology into the consulting room.
Don’t Overthink Your Interventions
In our profession, it’s often more alluring to explore new gimmicks than to acknowledge that our success largely hinges on simple, commonsense factors.
The Perils of Mainstream Acceptance
By replacing the exotic aura of spirituality with the language of science and a down-to-earth self-help approach, mindfulness has brought practices once considered New Age hokum into mainstream acceptance. But as it increasingly becomes a product to be sold in the marketplace, does it risk losing something vital to its transformative power?
A Step-by-Step Approach to Treating Depression: An Interview with Judith Beck
Relapse prevention begins in the first session, when we tell clients that we want to help them become their own therapists.
Bringing Families into Trauma Treatment
If we don’t open up the one-on-one therapeutic cloister, trauma sufferers may never learn how to engage in the give and take of real-life relationships. By failing to include their families, we too often fail to help them weave change into their daily lives.
The Search for the Unspoken Self
When we trust in ourselves to follow the signals of life that the patient emits in seemingly casual conversation, we increase chances of stepping outside the stable confines of our theoretical models to enjoy an unexpected encounter.
Going Beyond Acceptance to Healing
A psychotherapist discusses the next step: how to help clients transform the disruptive feelings and thoughts that they’ve learned to simply observe during meditation.
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