It’s Not about the Diet: Building a healthy relationship with food
Too often both clinicians and clients fall into the trap of pursuing weight loss as a therapeutic goal.
Getting Over Weight? A Critic of our Cultural Obsession Goes Too Far
Review of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—And What We Can Do About It
A critic of one of our central cultural obsessions goes too far.
Are Therapists Seeing a New Kind of Attachment?
We used to think that disordered attachment was the result of early parental neglect or abuse. But today, has a paradoxical mix of parental overinvolvement and inattention led to a social epidemic of pseudo-attachment?
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Depression as a Chronic Condition
Evidence continues to accumulate that many people with depression suffer bouts of it all their lives, even after a good response to therapy. So what if we give up the idea of cure and opt for the idea of management?
Face to Face: Virtual reality is no substitute for the real deal
Review of: The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter
Research increasingly shows that screen time is no substitute for old-fashioned human contact.
Beyond Lip Service: Confronting Our Prejudices Against Higher-Weight Clients
Therapists should not only be aware of their prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.
How Food Improves Mood: Bringing Nutrition into the Consulting Room
Learning even a little about nutrition and diet can greatly enhance therapists’ ability to help clients with mood problems.
The Taste Bud Conspiracy: Are we the victims of the food industry?
A new book exposes the story of the corporate competition for our taste buds and ever-expanding tummies.
A New Vision of Integrative Mental Health
An alternative to the old talking cure is expanding the knowledge base of psychotherapy as we recognize the role that exercise, nutrition, spirituality, mind-body approaches, and lifestyle can play in enhancing our clinical effectiveness.
Kids For Sale: The Realities of Sex Trafficking on Our Streets
Those gritty TV depictions of kids scratching out an existence on the streets aren’t just a sensationalistic fabrication.
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