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The Last Joke: The Pathos of a May-December Marriage

July/August 2019
A shared sense of humor can help couples make heavy issues feel lighter. But what happens when there’s no one there to get the joke?

Case Study

In the Aftermath of Suicide: The Long Journey to Healing

May/June 2019
In the wake of a loved one’s suicide, therapists must have the patience to sit with clients as the slow and painful process of healing unfolds. CASE COMMENTARY by Douglas Flemons.

In Consultation

Moving through Grief

July/August 2016
How Kübler-Ross’s stage model of dealing with loss can help grieving clients heal.

Narrowing the Gap

Striving for Honesty in the Therapy Room

March/April 2015
Anticipating endings may encourage us to grasp the present with greater vitality.

Family Matters

Rocking On! From grief to rebirth

November/December 2014
A daughter marvels as her mother goes from grief to an exuberant rebirth.

Family Matters

Louder than Words: The Unspoken Code of Fathers and Sons

January/February 2014
A Bruce Springsteen song helps crack the unspoken code of father–son communication.

Point of View

Grief as a Gift: Carrying on the Legacy of Kübler-Ross

November/December 2013
David Kessler has spent his career helping people all over the world deal with death. In the process, he’s learned that—as much as we may resist experiencing it—grief is a gift that helps us heal.

Clinician's Digest

Mental Health Systems Under Stress

January/February 2012
- Mental health systems under stress - The timing of trauma treatment - The revolt against DSM-5

Family Matters

The Sadness Ghost: A 6-year-old discovers the power of his imagination

January/February 2012
It’s not necessarily that sadness must always be avoided, but maybe we need to find a way to give it its place.

The New Grief

Long, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

July/August 2011
The increasing ability of modern medicine to arrest or slow terminal illness means that never before has death been such an extended process for so many. But as a culture, we're only just beginning to face the deep ambivalence this creates for both patient and family.
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