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Editor's Note

November/December 2016
In this issue, our contributors reveal, in ways that were all quite stunning to me, the magnitude and vast social implications—for us and our profession—of the dizzyingly new psycho-digital world we’re entering, including the expanding universe of mental health apps for every conceivable presenting problem.
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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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In Consultation

Mentalization: Something New or Just Old Wine in New Bottles?

March/April 2013
Is “mentalization” a breakthrough in our understanding of the mind, or just a rehash of old ideas?

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

A Quiet Revolution

Therapists Are Learning a New Way to Be With Their Clients

January/February 2008
If you're a therapist these days, it's hard to open a publication—or your mailbox—without hearing about mindfulness. Are the Eastern wisdom traditions changing the face of our field and our notions of the therapeutic relationship?

Mirror Mirror

Emotion in the Consulting Room is More Contagious Than We Thought

September/October 2004
Empathy may be the life's blood of good therapy, but scientifically, it's remained a rather fuzzy concept. Now a serendipitous lab discovery is showing how exquisitely vulnerable therapists are to "catching" their clients' vulnerabilities and perturbations.
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