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Family Matters

The Bonds that Sustain Us: A Family Weathers a Time of Uncertainty

March/April 2016
What parent doesn’t know the ache of helplessness that comes when you can’t do anything for your child but feel entirely responsible anyway?

In Consultation

The Rewards of Caregiving: Escaping Negative Cycles

May/June 2016
How to help beleaguered caretakers of elderly parents find meaning and purpose in a challenging task.
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Case Study

Managing Hecklers in the Therapy Room: An Ex-Comedian Puts Her Old Skills to Use

May/June 2016
What do the rules of comedy have to do with the practice of psychotherapy? More than you think.
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Family Matters

Kendall’s Prom: A Special Daughter’s Special Night

July/August 2016
An young woman with autism celebrates a very special night.

Left to Our Own Devices

Sorting Through The Bewildering World Of Therapeutic Apps

November/December 2016
Mobile apps offer tools for everything from depression, social anxiety, and binge eating to phobias, OCD, postpartum problems, and substance abuse recovery. In some cases, they’re even being marketed as actual providers of therapy, or at least therapy-like help. Since solace-by-app is here to stay, what do therapists need to know?
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Apologizing Under Fire

How to Handle Big-Time Criticism

November/December 2016
It’s difficult enough to offer an apology when we see the need for it and believe it’s the right thing to do. It’s far more difficult when we’re confronted with criticism we didn’t see coming, and that we don’t believe is fair.


When the Rules Change: Learning to Learn from Your Children

November/December 2016
There’s a crucial point in the parenting life cycle that’s not often discussed in the literature.

Bringing Up Father

How My Children Taught Me the Secret of Fatherhood

May/June 1988
When author Frank Pittman became a father, he discovered that the childhood absence of his own father left him with no idea how to relate to his kids. This piece plumbs many men’s difficulties in connecting with their kids, and suggests how therapists can best help “amateur dads” learn the vital lessons for raising their children.
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The Mother Journey

Traveling on an Unmarked Road

September/October 1989
Before Molly Layton became a mother, she was a graduate student who pondered philosophy and allowed herself some existential angst. But becoming a first-time mother rocked her to the core, forcing her to confront the awesome responsibility of parenthood—not just in the wailing, diaper-changing present moment, but forever.
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Turns in the Road

Highlights from the Networker Journey

January/February 2017
Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of articles that have appeared in the Networker over the past four decades, we’ve chosen a small sampling that captures the magazine’s most journalistic side, conveying not so much the eternal verities of our profession, but the sense of reading a first draft of the field’s history. Among other things, you’ll find therapeutic methods that, as exciting as they seemed at the moment, didn’t stand the test of time as well as initial forays into discussing complex issues we’re still struggling with today. We’ve also added in a few examples of writing so immediate and compelling that they have an air of timelessness. Prepare yourself for an interesting journey.
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