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Being There

Inhabiting the Moment with Traumatized Teens

May/June 2017
With traumatized adolescent clients, it’s emotion that gradually changes emotion—not rational explanation or interpretation, not snazzy techniques or “fake it till you make it” exhortations.

Tuning into Attunement

How to Harness Your Social Engagement System

January/February 2018
We all know people who have the magic touch when it comes to relating to others. They can instantly connect with strangers and put people at ease without even saying a word. Therapists with this ability have a natural advantage, so are there specific behaviors we can practice to elicit trust and openness? Luckily, the answer is yes—and Stephen Porges’s polyvagal theory provides the key.
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The Best Love Story Ever

Highlights from Symposium 2019

May/June 2019
Clinical psychologist, researcher, and developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy, Sue Johnson—challenging the idea that commitment and exclusive relationships have become passé in a world skeptical of traditional values—made an impassioned case for the deeply healing power of intimate connection.

Case Study

The Problem with the Borderline Diagnosis: Getting Beyond the Label

September/October 2019
Have we unfairly pathologized clients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder?

Going Virtual with Couples

From Skeptic to Believer

November/December 2020
Online couples therapy can be tough, especially with a high-stakes case. The developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy dives into the deep end with a couple living in the Arctic.

Case Study

A New Family Narrative: Transforming Intergenerational Trauma

November/December 2020
The key to working with a family may be getting parents to see the intergenerational trauma underlying present-day issues.
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In Consultation

The Transformative Power of Loss: Helping Clients Cope with Aging and Grief

January/February 2021
Facilitating bereavement support groups for aging clients.

Whatever Happened to Family Therapy?

Today's Renaissance in Systems Thinking

January/February 2022
In their rush to change family systems—if not the world—family therapists didn’t anticipate that they too would be affected by structural forces.
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Love, Separation, and Power

Resolving a Mother–Daughter Conflict

January/February 2022
The power that parents have to influence the wellbeing of their adult children is often underestimated.

When Therapists Encourage Family Cutoffs

Are We Helping or Harming?

January/February 2022
Today’s culture of therapy both reflects and contributes to our nation’s ever-growing embrace of individualism—for better and, sometimes, for worse.
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