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Lori Gottlieb on Fertility Counseling

Finding Strength and Resilience

July/August 2020
The bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone shares her experience using a sperm donor to have a child, and how she helps clients with reproductive struggles find strength and purpose, no matter the outcome.
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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

Crossing Cultures: The Surprising Complexity of Countertransference

July/August 2020
A shared cultural understanding can be a powerful asset in therapy, adding a familiarity and depth to the exploration of countertransference.

Bookmarks

A Family in Chaos

July/August 2020
The story of the Gavins—a family of 12 children, six of whom suffered from schizophrenia—sheds new light on the nature vs. nurture debate.

Family Matters

Wave Till You Can’t See Me

July/August 2020
Lessons for a parent in fear and safety.

Reaching Out in Nervous Times

Polyvagal Theory Encounters Teletherapy

November/December 2020
Connecting with clients on a nervous-system level is especially important to therapists working from a polyvagal framework. But is it possible to offer coregulation through a screen?
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Case Study

A New Family Narrative: Transforming Intergenerational Trauma

November/December 2020
The key to working with a family may be getting parents to see the intergenerational trauma underlying present-day issues.
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Editor's Note

January/February 2021
Part of honoring our founder and longtime editor, Rich Simon, who passed away in November, has been to complete this issue, which explores how our current pandemic reality is affecting kids and their caregivers. As we crafted this issue together throughout the fall, we often wondered whether the challenges of 2020 would still feel relevant as 2021 arrived. Sadly, many of the questions our authors explore have become even more pressing now. 

Will the crisis we’re grappling with spur us to develop new approaches for supporting anxious kids, underserved kids, and overwhelmed schools and parents? Can we create more effective ways to help families? These challenges might seem overwhelming, but as Rich regularly reminded us, we don’t need to come up with all the answers: what’s important is that we keep asking the questions.
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Families Under Pressure

Helping Relieve Today’s Parents & Kids

January/February 2021
The pandemic has created an emotional petri dish for kids and parents who are stuck in place, terribly stressed, and feeling alone. How are families supposed to survive—much less thrive—under these unprecedented, pressure-cooker conditions?
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Bridging the Gap

School–Therapy Collaboration in Trying Times

January/February 2021
Although it’s never been easy to take oh-so-familiar systems principles and put them to work in real life, the devastating sweep of the pandemic has made collaboration between schools and therapists more important than ever.
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