July/August 2013

Editor's Note

The In-Session Breakthrough Fantasy

July/August 2013
As a growing body of research shows, deep change doesn’t come when clients just talk about their problems: it results from the impact of an emotionally arousing therapeutic experience on the structures and biochemistry of the brain.
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Unlocking The Emotional Brain

Is Memory Reconsolidation the Key to Transformation?

July/August 2013
New research into the complexities of memory reconsolidation offers important clues about how we can make the most elusive of consulting room events—the deep, therapeutic breakthrough—a regular occurrence.

Creating Adventure And Play In Therapy

How to Vitalize Your Therapeutic Style

July/August 2013
The more we learn about the emotional brain, the clearer it becomes: to have real therapeutic impact, we need to create experiences that help clients learn to relate to themselves and the world in entirely new ways.
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Therapy Isn't Brain Science

Knowledge Doesn’t Replace Clinical Skill

July/August 2013
Therapists were doing helpful work long before neuroscience made its official debut and the field developed a collective case of “brain fever.” In fact, at this stage of its development, neuroscience may be irrelevant to what needs to happen in therapy.

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

The Doctor Is In. . . Your Phone

July/August 2013

In Consultation

Yoga in the Therapy Room: Centering the uncentered client

July/August 2013
Recently, therapists have begun to use simple, no-mat yoga practices to help clients whose minds are racing or fogged.

Case Study

Life After Betrayal: Getting Past the Victim Identity

July/August 2013
When working with clients who’ve experienced an intimate betrayal, it’s important to empower them to move beyond a victim identity.

Point Of View

Talking with God: Religion as a Therapeutic Experience

July/August 2013
Anthropologist and author Tanya Luhrmann explains how many evangelicals experience the kind of support in their connection with God that others find in their relationship with a therapist.

Bookmarks

The Taste Bud Conspiracy: Are we the victims of the food industry?

July/August 2013

A new book exposes the story of the corporate competition for our taste buds and ever-expanding tummies.

Family Matters

What the Cactus Knew: The Reward of Not Getting What You Want

July/August 2013
A much-anticipated vacation demonstrates the rewards of not getting what you want.

Clinician's Digest II

Will DSM Survive?

July/August 2013
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Searching for the Therapeutic "Aha"
Brain Science and Clinical Breakthroughs