Going Above and Beyond in Post-Harvey Houston
In the 12 years since Hurricane Katrina, what have mental health professionals learned about being helpful in the wake of natural disasters?
Oral Histories of Psychotherapy 1978-2017
A group of innovators and leaders look back over different realms of therapeutic practice and offer their view of the eureka moments, the mistakes and misdirections, and the inevitable trial-and-error processes that have shaped the evolution of different specialty areas within the field.
- Trauma: Retreats and Advances BESSEL VAN DER KOLK
- Couples: In Search of a Safe Haven JOHN GOTTMAN
- Systems Therapy: The Art of Creating Uncertainty SALVADOR MINUCHIN
- Family Violence: Out of the Shadows MARY JO BARRETT
- Psychopharmacology: The Jury Is Still Out JOHN PRESTON
- Race Matters: How Far Have We Come? KENNETH HARDY
- Neuroscience and Therapy: The Craft of Rewiring the Brain DANIEL SIEGEL
Healing after the Election: What Therapists and Their Minority Clients Are Saying
What minority clients are saying to their therapists after the election, and how therapists are responding.
Clients' Symptoms Offer Clues to Their Strengths
As therapists, we’re taught to be master detectives who methodically investigate our clients’ symptoms in search of a “culprit”—the source of their pain. But if we spend too much time preoccupied with symptoms, we’re likely to miss important clues to hidden strengths, which can transform the experience of psychotherapy.
“In addition to all the destruction and loss of life, war also inspires ancient human virtues of courage, loyalty, and selflessness that can be utterly intoxicating to the people who experience them,” writes war correspondent Sebastian Junger. He believes understanding that experience and the alienation that can accompany a soldier’s return to civilian life is the key to understanding the persistence of PTSD in so many war vets today.
Extending the Circle of Care
A grassroots effort to serve the mental health needs of veterans enables therapists to extend to their impact.
Unraveling the Mind-Body Mystery: A Survey of the Latest Research
Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body
Therapists may be fascinated with harnessing the mind-body connection in their work, but what has science taught us about separating hype from solid evidence of its clinical efficacy?
The Therapist in the Real World
There was a time, not long ago, when all therapists needed to begin practicing their craft was a quiet room, an appointment book, a phone, and an answering machine. Since then, our field has gone through some truly seismic shifts.
New Technologies for Today’s Practitioners: Using Virtual Reality to treat PTSD
The increasingly accessible and inexpensive technology of virtual reality now enables us to incorporate digital Skinner boxes in our practices that can enhance healing for trauma survivors.
Life after Trauma: What are the possibilities for post-traumatic growth?
Review of Upside: The New Science of Post-Traumatic Growth
The new emphasis on the transformative power of trauma can be a template for false assumptions about the “gift” of suffering and the meaning of recovery.
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