Kendall’s Prom: A Special Daughter’s Special Night
An young woman with autism celebrates a very special night.
The Voices We Hear: Giving up the Illusion of Specialness
A big part of growing up is letting go of our need to prove to the world, and ourselves, that we're special.
Six Master Clinicians Share Their Reflections
Of all the meaningful sessions that take place in a therapists's career, what makes certain ones stand out? We asked six widely respected clinicians to tell the story of a particular experience that lives on for them. This special feature collects those tales of taking creative leaps in the dark and stumbling toward insight.
- "Crossing to Safety" by Courtney Armstrong
- "Happy New Year?" by Ron Taffel
- "Keeping the Faith" by Mary Jo Barrett
- "In the Valley of the Shadow" by Margie Nichols
- "The Uninvited Guest" by Hedy Schleifer
- "The Found and the Lost" by Terry Real
Highlights from the 2016 Sympoium
At a time in which our society seems immersed in a toxic stew of fear and anger, this year's Symposium provided a celebration of human values and ideas that seem to be vanishing from our public discourse. Here's a taste of a few of its particularly stellar moments.
- "Our Trichotillomania of the Soul" by Rich Simon
- "The Path of Surprise and Discovery" by David Whyte
- "The View from Black America" by Kenneth Hardy
- "The Dance of Sex" by Susan Johnson
- "The Wisdom of Mad Men" by William Doherty
- "How Hard Times Can Open the Heart" by Rick Hanson
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The Last Dance: Awakening a Mother’s Joyful Spirit
Toward the end of her life, a woman turns back the clock by performing the goofy ballet of her youth.
Learning to Ask the Beautiful Question
This March, poet, storyteller, and philosopher David Whyte—this year’s Symposium keynoter—returns to Washington DC to share his wisdom. Whyte specializes in helping people make sense of their life’s journey in a way that ordinary psychology can’t. In his latest book, he uses redefinitions of some familiar words to jog us awake and say, “Open your eyes! Watch! Listen! Smell! Pay attention!”
Saturdays Lost: Revisiting a Bittersweet Ritual
A Palm under the Moon: A grandpa’s love story
Unexpected Lessons from Practice
Three clinicians share stories of challenging cases that show how the most surprising outcomes often have nothing to do with therapeutic brilliance or technical wizardry.
We’ll Never Be Here Again: Stopping to Listen on a Late-life Passage
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