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Therapy is More Craft Than Art or Science

September/October 2012
In this era of medical necessity and evidence-based therapies, it’s easy to lose sight of a basic truth. We heal not through prescriptions and procedures, but through talking and listening.
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How Conversation Sparks Therapeutic Change

The Search for the Unspoken Self

September/October 2012
When we trust in ourselves to follow the signals of life that the patient emits in seemingly casual conversation, we increase chances of stepping outside the stable confines of our theoretical models to enjoy an unexpected encounter.

Family Matters

Isle of Dreams: Searching for a lost self in the Ould Sod

September/October 2012
Sometimes the places we long to visit speak to needs that go much deeper than our appetite for exotic sights.

Family Matters

Nothing Like Willy Loman? A Classic Play Still Casts a Haunting Spell

November/December 2012
More than 60 years after its Broadway debut, a classic play continues to cast a haunting spell.

A Brief History of Psychotherapy

A Mosaic of the Psychotherapy Networker, 1982-2012

March/April 2012
Over the years, our front-of-the-book department has not only given readers plenty of tasty factoids to chew on, but also revealed how the seasons of the profession turn, and turn again, over time.
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Point Of View

Irvin Yalom on Psychotherapy as Craft: Looking Back to Move Forward

July/August 2012
In an age when all eyes seem constantly riveted on the Next Big Thing, celebrated therapist-novelist Irvin Yalom takes a different approach.

Family Matters

Mozart Redux: Not All Families are Related by Blood

July/August 2012
Not all families are related by blood.

Case Study

Beyond Clinical Correctness: Unearthing the logic of the client’s solution

January/February 2012
An understanding of the unconventional ways people demonstrate resilience is important in helping us avoid pathologizing clients and stop believing there’s only one clinically “correct” way to help them.

Family Matters

The Sadness Ghost: A 6-year-old discovers the power of his imagination

January/February 2012
It’s not necessarily that sadness must always be avoided, but maybe we need to find a way to give it its place.

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The White Tuxedo

September/October 2011
Saturday Night Fever Comes to the Bar Mitzvah
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