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Don't Go It Alone

The Power of Focusing Partnerships

May/June 2015
To emerge from the grip of feeling stale as a therapist and in danger of burning out, we need something to take us out of our isolation. Focusing partnerships can be a potent remedy for the circular thinking we tend to get mired in when we’re by ourselves.

Point of View

Reinventing Couplehood: Intimacy and Commitment in the Age of Consumer Marriage

January/February 2015
Esther Perel, a couples therapist whose TED talk has had more than 5 million views, believes that it’s time to challenge the mismatch between the romantic ideal and the changing realities of contemporary life.

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Side By Side: No creative artist is an island

September/October 2014
Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs

An investigation of some of history’s most famous creative teams leads to the conclusion that no artist is an island.

Outside the Box

Bringing Families into Trauma Treatment

May/June 2014
If we don’t open up the one-on-one therapeutic cloister, trauma sufferers may never learn how to engage in the give and take of real-life relationships. By failing to include their families, we too often fail to help them weave change into their daily lives.

Swimming with The Sharks

From Therapist to Executive Coach

November/December 2012
A therapist from a working-class background finds himself on a surprising mid-career journey into the belly of 21st-century capitalism as an executive coach.

Yesterday’s Ethics Vs. Today’s Realities

Boundaries in an Age of Informality

July/August 2012
As the status of therapist has shifted from an oversized figure with Svengali-like powers to an overworked and underpaid service provider at the mercy of the client-consumer who might sue him or her for some infraction, what are we to make of our traditional ethical codes.
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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 Most Famous Book Never Read: What Makes the Feminine Mystique so Special?

May/June 2011

Nearly 50 years after its publication, a look at the shortcomings and enduring power of one of the most influential books of our time. 

The Relationship Revolution

The Internet as a New Way of Life

September/October 2010
The internet may seem like a 21st-century nightmare version of the worst excesses of the marketplace. But it's creating new possibilities for connection and conversation that are transforming our very notions of human relationship

You Say Tomato...

Or How I Learned to See Every Couple as the Odd Couple

May/June 2009
Too often couples make contrasts in temperament into negative stories about how their partner won't change. Could it just be that every couple is The Odd Couple?
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