Generations in Jail: When Crime Is a Family Value
A new book explores how criminal behavior gets handed down in families from one generation to the next.
When Shamanism Meets Psychotherapy
A practitioner trained in the orthodox Western model of medicine develops a deep respect for the healing power of psychedelic plants and shamanism. What he discovers is not magic but an often astonishingly rapid pathway to self-realization.
How Can We Manage to Stay Well?
Most clinicians know that if a person has suffered one bout of serious depression, he or she is much more vulnerable to another one. But most therapists still don’t address a vital question with their clients—how can they stay well once their most recent bout of misery has ended and they’ve left therapy?
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Opening Conversations with Men in the Wake of #MeToo
Most men publicly support #MeToo, but privately—very privately, often too privately even to share with their intimate partners—some are disoriented and wrestling with questions about the changing norms that shape their relationships with women. Meanwhile, therapists are examining how to bring issues raised by this movement more directly into their clinical approaches.
Taken Over: Breaking the Spell of Obsession
A therapist struggles to help an obsessive client with whom she develops an unusual preoccupation.
How Did I Get Here So Fast?
A classic sci-fi movie that seems to leapfrog through eternity helps a man contemplate the mystery of his own aging.
From Weight to Well-Being: The Challenges of Treating Binge Eating Disorder
Although binge eating disorder is more prevalent than anorexia and bulimia, many people still don’t get the help they need for it.
Taking Therapy Home: Motivating Couples to Do Their Homework
Motivating couples to do their therapy homework may be the key to successful outcomes.
Couples Therapy in the Age of Trump
The election of Donald Trump and the resurgence of populism throughout the West were fueled by a renewed pull toward certain notions of traditional masculinity. Although therapists have remained largely silent about this revival of patriarchy in the culture, is neutrality really in the best interests of our clients?
How Social Media Can Enhance Well-Being
Both ancient wisdom traditions and modern psychological research can help us make more enlightened choices as we navigate our way through the digital age.
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