November/December 2012

Editor's Note

Pushing Past Our Limits

November/December 2012
This issue of the Networker is about what coaches like Andrew can teach psychotherapists, and the role that challenge and incorruptible truth-telling can play in the change process. A good coach is someone who, however hard he may push you, above all, respects your ability to push yourself to the next level, to become stronger, smarter, braver, and more capable than you think you are.
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The Coaching Edge

Helping Our Clients Take Their Best Shot

November/December 2012
A new style of working has emerged that integrates the in-depth understanding of traditional therapy with the experience of being instructed, pushed, and challenged identified with coaching. But can a clinician effectively encompass both styles with the same client?
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Joining Through The Truth

Coaching and Our Assumptions

November/December 2012
A new breed of therapist believes that it’s disrespectful not to say to clients displaying obnoxious, selfish, or self-defeating behaviors what traditionalists might only share in a supervision group.

Swimming with The Sharks

From Therapist to Executive Coach

November/December 2012
A therapist from a working-class background finds himself on a surprising mid-career journey into the belly of 21st-century capitalism as an executive coach.

Reinventing Your Life

Finding Self-Renewal in the Himalayas

November/December 2012
Tens of thousands of miles away from his practice, a therapist accidentally discovers a new sense of purpose, unable to distinguish the act of giving from the act of love.

Clinician's Digest I

Psychotherapy's Declining Market Share

November/December 2012

Clinician's Digest II

Can Genes Predict Therapy Outcome?

November/December 2012

Clinician's Digest III

Navigating the Maze of DSM-5

November/December 2012

Clinician's Digest IV

What Causes Borderline Personality Disorder?

November/December 2012

In Consultation

The Art of the First Session: Getting It Right From the Start

November/December 2012
You never get a second chance to have a first session, so make the most of it.

Case Study

Being Meryl Streep: Learning to Distinguish Behavior from Identity

November/December 2012
A therapist uses a Hollywood analogy to help a client learn an important lesson about distinguishing behavior from identity.

Point Of View

Tribal Politics: Moral Issues are at the Heart of Elections

November/December 2012
Social psychologist Jonathon Haidt offers a perspective on why we vote the way we do that you’re unlikely to have read about in the deluge of mainstream election-season coverage this fall.

Family Matters

Nothing Like Willy Loman? A Classic Play Still Casts a Haunting Spell

November/December 2012
More than 60 years after its Broadway debut, a classic play continues to cast a haunting spell.
November/December 2012
Is The Game Changing?
The Rise of Therapeutic Coaching