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Why We Cry

A Clinician’s Guide

May/June 2012
Our understanding of what happens when we weep hasn't progressed much beyond Freud's theory of catharsis. However, knowing how our nervous systems work can help guide what we do—and don’t do—when clients burst into tears.

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.

The Art of Hanging-In There

A Hospice Social Worker’s Take on Inside Curveballs

July/August 2012
When something is coming at you that may cause pain or self-doubt, it’s natural to want to duck.

Brain-Based Parenting

What Neuroscience is Teaching Us About Connecting With Our Kids

January/February 2012
Our growing understanding of attachment and the processes that shape the parenting brain are opening new possibilities for helping stressed-out parents who are turned off to their own children.

Psychotherapy At The Crossroads

A New Vision of Integrative Mental Health

January/February 2012
An alternative to the old talking cure is expanding the knowledge base of psychotherapy as we recognize the role that exercise, nutrition, spirituality, mind-body approaches, and lifestyle can play in enhancing our clinical effectiveness.

In Consultation

It’s More Complicated Than That: Probing the complexities of the antidepressants debate

January/February 2012
The recent spate of negative research findings and unfavorable media coverage of antidepressant drugs have obscured some important clinical issues.

In Consultation

Hidden in Plain Sight: Adult AD/HD is Too Often Unrecognized

March/April 2011
Adult ADHD too often goes unrecognized.

Editor's Note

Extended Life, Elongated Grief

July/August 2011
As the writers in this issue powerfully demonstrate, medical science has made extended dying and its impact on relatives and loved ones—what psychologist Joseph Nowinski, in the issue’s cover story, calls “the new grief. . . the gritty business of living with slow death”—increasingly common, even normal.
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The New Grief

Long, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

July/August 2011
The increasing ability of modern medicine to arrest or slow terminal illness means that never before has death been such an extended process for so many. But as a culture, we're only just beginning to face the deep ambivalence this creates for both patient and family.
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Creating New Paths for Change: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World

July/August 2011
In an age of cynicism, a refreshing look at “the social cure.”
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