March/April 2022

Editor's Note

March/April 2022
In this issue, we investigate how and why therapists around the country—and around the world—are reimagining their work. This rarely means starting from scratch; it’s more about conducting careful, creative experiments that push the edges of the ways they’ve been working, allowing them to discover more useful ways of helping clients.
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Getting at the Heart of Affairs

How to Help Clients Examine Ethical Dilemmas

March/April 2022
Affairs are one of the biggest ethical issues that therapists encounter in everyday practice. And while there’s extensive literature on how to help couples recover from an affair, there’s little on how to help someone having one grapple with the effect of their actions on others.
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Couples Therapy Around the World

Putting EFT to Work in Two Cultures

March/April 2022
With its Western focus on secure emotional bonds and demonstrative, healthy attachment in couples, how does Emotionally Focused Therapy fit into ancient and collectivist cultures?

Humility First

Avoiding Transcultural Overreach

March/April 2022
There’s no recipe book when it comes to working with another culture.

Treating Trauma From the Top Down

A Cognitive Path to Healing

March/April 2022
When it comes to designating best practices for treating trauma, where does the research stand? And where is the field going?
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Crossing the Urban-Rural Divide

Time to Address Unchallenged Prejudices

March/April 2022
In Hammerfest, Norway, known as the northernmost town in the world, a therapist is challenging geographical narcissism.

Relational EMDR Therapy

Showing Up for Our Clients

March/April 2022
Being an expert in your method is only part of the work. Sometimes our clients need us to go beyond administering a protocol.

Healing in the Outback

An Outdoor Therapist Reconceives His Role

March/April 2022
Psychotherapy needs alternatives to the century-old approach of sit and talk. When you’re open to the spirit of adventure, you never feel stuck.

Do I Have to Forgive You?

Loosening the Grip of Obsessive Anger and Pain

March/April 2022
The hardest part of letting go of anger can be accepting that the offending party is never going to apologize, never going to see themselves objectively, and never going to listen to our feelings with openness of mind or heart.
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The Therapy Beat

Agitated Kids, Dangerous Punishment: Rethinking the Policy of Seclusion and Restraint

March/April 2022
Seclusion and restraint is a rare but extreme response to students deemed unruly. One parent, backed by some clinical allies, is drawing attention to its traumatic effects.

In Consultation

Unshed Tears: Helping Kids Work through Unresolved Grief

March/April 2022
Many of the ways that children grieve differently from adults can go unrecognized and unprocessed.

Case Study

“Be Yourself—But Don’t”: Mixed Messages from a Mother to Her Gay Son

March/April 2022
What happens when loving mothers of gay sons unknowingly send them mixed messages about being themselves?
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Point of View

Getting Past You and Me: Cultivating the “Us” in Intimate Relationship

March/April 2022
Terry Real is on a mission: leading couples into increased intimacy by moving them beyond a culture of individualism.

Open Book

A Vehicle of Awakening: Can Psychotherapy Be a Spiritual Practice?

March/April 2022
In The Zen of Therapy, psychiatrist Mark Epstein explores what a Buddhist therapy has offered his clients.
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Family Matters

The Diary Keeper: A Father Discovers What Matters Most

March/April 2022
As time rushes forward, a diary promises the chance to slow things down.
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Practice Tools - March/April 2022

Uncovering Loops of Thought and Action from Lori Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: The Workbook.

March/April 2022
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March/April 2022
Reimagining Psychotherapy
New Possibilities for New Times