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Shedding Light on DSM-5

The View from the Trenches

March/April 2014
While the polemical debates over the new DSM have received widespread coverage, the reactions of ordinary clinicians have yet to receive much scrutiny.

Wisdom In Psychotherapy

Can We Afford It?

March/April 2013
It wasn’t their research results or bestselling books that set apart Freud, Rogers, Minuchin, and Satir. They seemed to have a sense of what really mattered. But today, have conceptions about clinical wisdom become obsolete?
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Challenging The Narcissist

How to Find Pathways to Empathy

July/August 2013
Given their arrogance, condescension, and lack of empathy, narcissists are notoriously difficult clients. The key to working with them is being direct and transparent about the roiling emotions they trigger in us.

Clinician's Digest

September/October 2012
- Analysis for autism - Researchers' reliance on college students - New off-label PTSD medications - Is manhood in danger

Facing Our Fears

Why We Avoid Doing Couples Therapy

November/December 2011

As neuroscience increasingly shows how wired we are to our intimate partners, an important question arises for therapists: Why do we primarily continue to see people individually who are grappling with serious problems in their relationships?

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Case Study

Addicted to Sex: There are no shortcuts in treating SA

March/April 2010
Effective work with sex addicts must address deep-seated attachment wounds.

Clinician's Digest

Virtual Reality Therapy

March/April 2010

Out of the Shadow

What's the Prevalence of Porn Doing to Our Psyches?

November/December 2009
A revolution in how people access and use pornography has taken the therapy community by surprise. Now some experts believe that an epidemic of porn use is society's newest and most challenging mental health problems.

Depathologizing Porn

Why Can't It Be Just an Acceptable Diversion?

November/December 2009
Open porn use introduces a relational question that most couples never face: how to live with the knowledge that your partner's erotic fantasy-world often doesn't include you.

Journey to the In-Between

Adventures in the Realm of the Senses

November/December 2009
While so much about sexuality is brazenly public these days, we haven't advanced very far in our ability to talk about what we find most terrifying about our own sexuality.
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