March/April 2012

Editor's Note

Looking Back on Therapy’s Unfolding Story

March/April 2012
All therapy is about stories—the stories clients tell therapists and the (we hope) more truthful and helpful stories therapists and clients construct together. Therapy itself is really a story, or stories, about why people suffer, how they heal, and what therapists can do to promote the latter. In a sense, this magazine is a kind of meta-story—or meta-meta story—about all those other stories, a narrative in which we’re both the tellers and the told.
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Is Psychotherapy Getting Better?

A Progress Report on the Science—and Art—of the Psychotherapy Field

March/April 2012
What do we know today about the effectiveness of psychotherapy that we didn’t know 30 years ago? Even more important, how do we improve our treatments?

Still Crazy After All These Years?

A Look at 30 Years of the Networker

March/April 2012
Remember mimeograph machines, the Milan Group, the False Memory Foundation, DSM–III, the Family Therapy Networker, and private practice before managed care? Take a stroll down memory land and revisit some of the ups and downs of our glorious profession over the past three decades.
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Psychotherapy's Greatest Debates

Assessing the State of the Art 2012

March/April 2012
The State of the Art, the Networker’s first-ever virtual conference, offered an opportunity for leaders in our field who disagree to debate each other. Here’s your chance to hear what they said and consider what it means for the future of our profession.
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A Brief History of Psychotherapy

A Mosaic of the Psychotherapy Networker, 1982-2012

March/April 2012
Over the years, our front-of-the-book department has not only given readers plenty of tasty factoids to chew on, but also revealed how the seasons of the profession turn, and turn again, over time.
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In Consultation

A Buddhist Approach to Helping Low Self-Esteem: Teaching Self-Compassion in Therapy

March/April 2012
A Buddhist approach to enhancing self-esteem.

Case Study

Using Neuro-Linguistic Programming to Help a Panicked Client: From Certainty to Uncertainty

March/April 2012
Often clients come to therapy to resolve ambivalence or because they can’t make up their minds. But sometimes, the problem is that they’re too certain about things they should be uncertain about.

Point Of View

Igniting Excellence in Psychotherapy: Top performers are made, not born

March/April 2012
When it comes to achieving excellence, author Daniel Coyle has found a common pattern of focused, guided practice and instruction that leads to success.

Family Matters

Recovering Together: An Ailing Mother Comes to the Aid of Her Son

March/April 2012
An ailing mother and son help each other find their way back to health.
March/April 2012
Taking the Measure of Psychotherapy
Today's Realities, Yesterday's Dreams