Unexpected Lessons from Practice
Three clinicians share stories of challenging cases that show how the most surprising outcomes often have nothing to do with therapeutic brilliance or technical wizardry.
Smart Growth: Developing a mindset for life
A conversation with motivation expert Carol Dweck on the importance of the “growth mindset” and how to enhance people’s ability to tackle adversity and persevere.
Personality and Habit Change: Are You an Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel?
In her first book, The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin tried to answer the question “How do I become happier?” With her new book on changing the habits of daily life, she answers the question “No, seriously, how do I become happier?”
Brave New Couples: What can science tell us about the changing face of couplehood today?
Susan Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, discusses what the science of love says about what couples can expect when they rebel too much against the conventions of traditional marriage.
The Power of Commitment: Mindfulness Is Only the Beginning
Despite its popularity among therapists, mindfulness is only a beginning in the process of change.
Reinventing Couplehood: Intimacy and Commitment in the Age of Consumer Marriage
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.
The Tribal Classroom: Applying attachment theory in schools
Lou Cozolino believes that attachment theory and neuroscience may offer the key to transforming our troubled educational system.
The Malleability of Memory: Putting Psychotherapy on the Witness Stand
During the false memory controversies of the 1990s, many therapists saw Elizabeth Loftus, one of the most honored psychologists in the history of the field, as public-enemy number one.
Brain Imaging and Psychotherapy: Why is it so controversial?
For nearly 20 years, psychiatrist Daniel Amen has led a controversial crusade to make brain imaging an accepted part of psychotherapeutic practice.
The Little Things: Love in the Consulting Room
Barbara Fredrickson’s research on the biology of love and positivity demystifies our ideas about the role of intimacy, connection, and resilience in our lives.
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