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Tackling Therapy’s Biggest Challenge

May/June 2021
Will screening peer counselors for empathy create an affordable, effective option for the tens of millions of Americans who can’t access therapy, or perhaps don’t want it?

The Therapy Beat

Psychedelic Therapy and Racial Trauma: Offering Clients a Deeper Experience of Healing

May/June 2021
Can psychedelic therapy offer a faster, deeper way to heal the intergenerational effects of racial injustice?

Editor's Note

July/August 2021
In the therapy field, especially, we tend to view self-deception as a path to any number of bad ends, like a sense of failure when reality collides with fantasy, or making ill-begotten choices. Of course, illusions do carry these hazards, and plenty of others! But as science journalist Shankar Vedantam argues in our lead piece, perhaps we need to widen our lens beyond what’s true or not, and ask what function an illusion is serving. What are the consequences? Might there be occasions when the benefits justify the costs?
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The Magic Dial

Reframing Cognitive Distortions

July/August 2021
Beyond identifying the distortions in negative cognitions, how can we help clients understand that negative thoughts and feelings aren’t the result of what’s wrong with them—but what’s right with them?

Dispatches from the Yellow Brick Road

A Journey Through Delusion and Back

July/August 2021
A terrifying journey shows just how much psychotic delusions are embedded in the unquestioned essence of a person’s thinking—as true as ocean, ground, and sky.

The Myth of Infallibility

A Therapist Comes to Terms with a Client’s Suicide

July/August 2021
When it comes to coping with suicide deaths, we therapists need to let go of our superhero expectations and support one another as dedicated, fallible professionals and human beings.
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Practice Tools - July/August 2021

Internal Family Systems’s 6 F’s Model from Frank Anderson’s Transcending Trauma

July/August 2021
Your FREE practice tools download to use with clients right away.
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Editor's Note

September/October 2021
As the culture’s sanctioned authorities on mental health, therapists are still widely expected to be equanimous in the face of inner turmoil. So, outside of their own therapist’s office, many fear coming out about their own serious troubles—even in front of colleagues. Oddly enough, shame and its loyal sidekick, secrecy, still loom large in our field. The heartening news is that it’s beginning to change.
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Borrowed Tears

A Therapist Reclaims His Buried Past—and Upends His Practice

September/October 2021
When a therapist finally confronts his tendency to dissociate, his work takes a life-changing turn.

When Therapists Struggle with Suicidality

Releasing Ourselves from Stigma and Shame

September/October 2021
Many therapists wrestle with the same problems we help our clients tame. But the myth that therapists are masters of their own mental health makes it especially shocking when one dies by suicide.
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