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Our Calling

A Wounded Healer’s Journey

January/February 2020
As therapists, our job is to do our best for our clients. But even our best efforts can’t always ensure that therapy will help, or even that we don’t do harm.
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Case Study

The Therapist as Traffic Cop: Learning the Hard Way with a Volatile Couple

January/February 2020
Being a good traffic cop can mean the difference between success or failure as a couples therapist.* Commentary by Peter Fraenkel

Practice Tools - January/February 2020 Issue

Vulnerability Cycle Mapping Worksheet

January/February 2020
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An Interview with Esther Perel

Expanding the Conversation

September/October 2017
Esther Perel traces the development of her approach and the wider response to her ideas about sexuality and intimacy.
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Couples Under Quarantine

From Virtual Symposium 2020

May/June 2020
Differences in how couples handle this situation can be a real bone of contention, but sometimes using humor, especially dark humor, gives us some sense of agency when a frightening reality threatens to engulf us.

Practice Tools - May/June 2020 Issue

49 Relationship Questions for Every Couple

May/June 2020
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Finding the Balance

How to Meet Stress with Tenderness during COVID-19

July/August 2020
During the pandemic, our clients’ relationships need special attention and nurturing. Sometimes that means helping them recalibrate what they can hold for each other.

Case Study

Last-Chance Therapy in a Tumultuous Time: Discovering Hope in Higher Values with Couples

September/October 2020
Working with couples on the brink of divorce during this pressure-cooker time requires us to help them “reach up” to their highest values.

COMMENTARY BY DONNA BAPTISTE

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.

Point of View

The Narcissism Trap: Navigating High-Conflict Personality Styles

November/December 2020
An expert on narcissism discusses how to help clients get clear about gaslighting and other abuses in their relationships.
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