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From Tough Love to Empathic Love: Teaching Parents to Earn Their Children’s Respect

September/October 2017
Helping families move past stalemates often means teaching parents to earn their children’s respect.

Case Study

Managing Hecklers in the Therapy Room: An Ex-Comedian Puts Her Old Skills to Use

May/June 2016
What do the rules of comedy have to do with the practice of psychotherapy? More than you think.
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Who’s the Grown-Up Here?: Helping parents abandon the “buddy” system

January/February 2016
In The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups, family physician and psychologist Leonard Sax insists that too many parents these days misunderstand the role they should play in their children’s lives.

In Consultation

Don’t Hit Your Sister! Understanding the complexities of moral development

September/October 2015
How to help the concerned parents of aggressive kids understand the complexities of moral development.

The Decline And Fall Of Parental Authority

and What Therapists Can Do About It

January/February 2012
American parents today face a perfect storm of cultural and social circumstances that undermine the very foundations of parental authority. In response, mothers and fathers are beginning to see therapists as irrelevant and to challenge the entire social, educational, and economic context of childrearing.
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The Parent Circle

Tapping the Wisdom of True Experts

January/February 2012
Traditional approaches to helping parents too often fail to address their profound sense of disempowerment and frustration. It’s time to find new ways to help mothers and fathers develop supportive communities outside of therapy.

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?

Bungee Families

You Can Go Home Again

September/October 2009
While some warn that the conveyor belt that once transported adolescents into adulthood has broken down, other insist the increasing number of adult children living at home is less about dysfunction than the changing function of family life today.

The Big 3 Therapeutic Approaches to Autism

July/August 2009
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Discoveries from the Black Box

How the Neuroscience Revolution Can Change Your Practice

September/October 2002
Increasingly, therapists are trying to make sense of the cavalcade of neuroscientific discoveries regularly trumpeted in the research literature and the popular press. What will the rapidly expanding understanding of the brain mean for our traditionally low-tech profession?
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