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The Myth of the Gendered Brain: What the Latest Science Tells Us

November/December 2019
A new book debunks some fundamental myths about gender.

In Consultation

Seeing Children through a Polyvagal Lens

January/February 2020
Polyvagal Theory widens the perspective on managing kids’ challenging behaviors.
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Point of View

A VAST Difference: Depathologizing ADHD

March/April 2020
Rather than a curse, Ned Hallowell believes an ADHD diagnosis can be a blessing.
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Isolation and Self-Care

From Virtual symposium 2020

May/June 2020
Even in a restrictive time like this, when so many of us are divorced from the ordinary structures of our lives, there are practical things we can do to address what our brains need to function properly.

The Healthy Mind Platter

From Virtual Symposium 2020

May/June 2020
Our minds are more than what happens inside our skulls, and even in our bodies. They’re fully embodied, and they’re fully relational. Here are seven daily activities that support a healthy mind.

IFS and Chronic Pain

Listening to Inner Parts that Hold the Hurt

January/February 2021
If most chronic pain is maintained by complex mind–body interactions, how can therapists help treat 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 Lure of Self-Deception

Exploring How It Serves Our Clients

July/August 2021
To create a world that produces the best in us, we must certainly be informed by reason, rationality, and science, but we must also deploy the aspects of our minds that are prone to storytelling, symbols—and even self-deception.

You Can Do Anything

The Outsized Dreams of Adolescents

July/August 2021
What if we stopped looking to modify the unique functioning of the teenage brain—delusional though it may be at times—and did more to foster the creative and generative aspects of an adolescent’s alternative worldview?
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