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The World of Adolescent Girls

Helping Them Find Their North Star

July/August 2019
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.

Bumps in the Road

Accompanying Young Clients Through Life’s Transitions

November/December 2018
Many young people transitioning into the uncertainties of adulthood today are feeling more scared and alone than ever. One therapist has discovered that a key to helping them navigate the inevitable bumps of new challenges is being part of their journey over the long haul.
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Clinician's Digest

The 2016 Election Is Raising Ethical Questions for Therapists

September/October 2016
It used to be an axiom for clinicians that therapeutic conversation and politics don’t mix. But in this high-stakes presidential election, some therapists aren’t so sure.
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Beyond Phrenology

Let’s Look at How the Brain Really Works

January/February 2014
If therapists are going to bring genuine insights—not just soundbites—from neuroscience into the practice of therapy, they need the nuanced, sophisticated understanding of the brain that gifted explicators like Stephen Porges and Norman Doidge offer.

What's In A Brand?

What Campbell’s and Dr. Phil Know

September/October 2013
For therapists, traditional ways of getting the word out—an ad here, a few hints to colleagues there, even a fancy website—just won’t cut it anymore. In a world of information overload, having a brand that stands out is the only way to attract clients.

Removing The Masks

Let’s Stop Wasting Time

November/December 2011

Conventional therapeutic wisdom aside, people typically don’t hurt each other because they’re out of touch, unable to communicate, or can’t help themselves. All too frequently, they do hurtful things with impunity and entitlement simply to gratify their own needs.

In Consultation

The Heart Speaks: Does Love Have a Role in Psychotherapy?

May/June 2011
Does love have a role in the therapeutic relationship?

The Attuned Therapist

Does Attachment Theory Really Matter?

March/April 2011
In recent years, attachment theory, with its emphasis on early bonding, connection and relationship, has exerted as much influence over the field of psychotherapy as any other perspective. Why then do some critics believe that it's sending therapists off on the wrong track?

Bringing Up Baby

Are We Too Attached?

March/April 2011
While therapists may consider some intuitively appealing ideas about human development---like attachment theory---beyond dispute, the researcher's job is to challenge unproven explanations shaped more by our biases and preconceptions than by hard evidence.

The Verdict Is In

The Case for Attachment Theory

March/April 2011
Fifty years of research has confirmed that the emotional quality of our earliest attachment relationships is central to our well-being as adults.
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