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Permission to Sleep: Accepting a Long Road to Love

November/December 2013
A woman discovers that giving someone permission to sleep can be a deep expression of love.

Case Study

Women Who Cheat: Understanding the Message of the Affair

May/June 2013
Far from being evidence of marital bankruptcy, a woman’s affair can be a way of expressing a desire for a different self and an opportunity to breathe life into a suffocating relationship.

Case Study

Sex, Lies, and the Long Road Back: Recovering from an Extramarital Affair

March/April 2013
Healing from an extramarital affair is rarely a simple process, especially when embarrassing sexual secrets and incompatibilities are exposed.

Case Study

Life After Betrayal: Getting Past the Victim Identity

July/August 2013
When working with clients who’ve experienced an intimate betrayal, it’s important to empower them to move beyond a victim identity.

Family Matters

What the Cactus Knew: The Reward of Not Getting What You Want

July/August 2013
A much-anticipated vacation demonstrates the rewards of not getting what you want.

Clinician's Digest III

Can Video Games Power Up Your Practice?

January/February 2013

Case Study

How to Heal the Angry Brain: Mad Men

September/October 2012
Men with anger problems are generally highly reluctant clients who come to our offices only because they’ve gotten “the ultimatum” from their wives, girlfriends, or bosses. Fortunately, understanding the angry brain can help build their motivation for change.

Joining Through The Truth

Coaching and Our Assumptions

November/December 2012
A new breed of therapist believes that it’s disrespectful not to say to clients displaying obnoxious, selfish, or self-defeating behaviors what traditionalists might only share in a supervision group.

Connecting with the Shut-down Client

Helping A Combat Vet Face His Vulnerability

May/June 2012
Resonating with clients’ inner experience is key to working effectively with emotion in therapy. With traumatized and shutdown clients, however, it is easy to talk about, but extremely hard to do.

Editor's Note

The Gritty, Hot-Blooded Work of Couples Therapy

November/December 2011
This issue’s contributors aren’t just convinced that therapists should do more couples therapy, but that risk-taking and turning up the heat in the therapy room is the key to having real therapeutic impact with couples.
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