March/April 2020

Editor's Note

March/April 2020
Something’s afoot in the therapy world, and some clinicians will surely wrinkle their brows at it. Although it comes in various forms, the catchiest term for it is microtherapy. Can these single-session encounters help meet the growing demand for therapy? Is it all some clients need or want? How effective is it really?
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A Need for Speed?

How Therapists Can Meet a Growing Demand

March/April 2020
The push in popular culture to raise awareness about mental health means more and more people are seeking help. With resources limited, often where they’re needed most, some therapists are touting a range of ultrabrief therapies as crucial to expanding the field’s reach and impact. But can such short interventions really make a difference?

The Tyranny of Time

How Long Does Effective Therapy Really Take?

March/April 2020
Consider what it takes to master any new and complex skill, say learning a language, playing a musical instrument, or becoming adept at carpentry. If someone promised to make you an expert in six months, you’d suspect they were selling snake oil. Meaningful personal development takes time and effort. Why would psychotherapy be any different?
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The Warm Handoff

Therapists’ Expanding Role in Healthcare

March/April 2020
In a country where one in five primary care patients has a diagnosable behavioral health issue, setting up doctors and therapists to work hand in hand may be the key to creating a more accessible, affordable, and effective healthcare system.

Love & Grief

Finding Meaning in Loss

March/April 2020
When a loved one dies, it’s easy to get stuck in your pain. But if you can find meaning in even the most senseless loss, you can do more than just get unstuck.

The Path to Clinical Confidence

More Training Isn't Always the Answer

March/April 2020
Research shows that confidence isn’t always tied to skills, ability, capacity, or even higher intelligence. So what does make us feel self-assured in our therapeutic roles, and what’s the role of clinical confidence in the outcome of psychotherapy?

Clinician's Digest

Are Mental Health Days for Students a Good Idea?

March/April 2020
Spearheaded by high school students and supported by some influential adults, a movement is underway to mandate a limited number of mental health days as part of a public school’s official sick-day policy.

In Consultation

Hanging It Up

March/April 2020
What are the signs that it’s finally time for a therapist to stop seeing clients?

Case Study

Breaking the Silence with Nonverbal Autism

March/April 2020
A controversial method makes talk therapy possible for people who don’t talk.

Point of View

A VAST Difference: Depathologizing ADHD

March/April 2020
Rather than a curse, Ned Hallowell believes an ADHD diagnosis can be a blessing.
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Bookmarks

Exposing the Hoax: The Inside Story of the Rosenhan Study

March/April 2020
In her new book, author Susannah Cahalan exposes the fabrications of one of psychology’s most famous studies.

Family Matters

Irish Whiskey: The Comfort of a Powerful Lineage

March/April 2020
How our family lineages weave a connection of giving and taking and giving again.

Practice Tools - March/April 2020 Issue

REACTS Journaling Exercise

March/April 2020
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March/April 2020
Fast-Track Therapy
Challenging Old Assumptions