Helping Them Find Their North Star
On the 25th anniversary of her landmark book Reviving Ophelia, the author reflects on what she’s learned over the years about working with teenage girls and helping them resist a culture that keeps encouraging them to be the object of another’s gaze.
How both therapy and the challenges adolescents face have changed in the digital age.
Terminal Illness and the Choice to Die
A number of states have passed legislation giving terminal patients the option of medical aid in dying. What therapists need to know about helping patients and families as they move through that emotionally fraught process.
Highlights from Symposium 2019
In his opening keynote, Canadian physician Gabor Maté called on therapists to expand their frame of reference and recognize how their job is too often a kind of mopping up after the cruelties and injustices of the larger systems that shape our lives.
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Coming Face to Face with Our Ancestors
For decades, Bert Hellinger and his Family Constellations approach have been a lightning rod for controversy. But the latest research on epigenetics and the multigenerational impact of trauma have given new credibility to some of the underlying principles of this work.
Ketamine: The Latest Wonder Drug?
Even as ketamine’s popularity continues to rise for depression treatment, it’s still fighting an uphill battle for clinical acceptance.
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.
Who Am I to Judge? The Question of the "Good Enough" Parent
A child-custody consultant wrestles with the question of what is a good enough mother.
The Healing Power of Expressive Arts
Aliveness is not an experience we think or talk ourselves into; it’s a state of being we feel in our bodies. An expressive arts therapist shows how creativity, movement, and play can help traumatized clients find their way toward vitality and healing.
When Life Takes a Detour
What do you do when your life’s expectations get turned upside down?
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