The Art of the Practical: The Triumphs and Limits of Psychotherapy
From Freud to Zoloft, the story of therapy in this country has been the triumph of pragmatism over esoteric theory.
A Sea Change for Psychotherapy?: A Long-Awaited Bill Presents New Opportunities and Challenges
What does the newly passed mental health parity law mean for your practice?
It's Not About You: Matching your clinical style with your clients' needs
With some clients, forging a therapeutic connection can seem easy from the first session. But what do we do when our efforts at rapport fail?
Poet David Whyte Invites Us to the Edge of Discovery
Poet David Whyte offers an idiosyncratic fusion of verse, myth, story, and personal charisma, demonstrating to audiences all over the world that psychology doesn't go far enough in making us face the "dangerous truths" of life.
Why would anyone choose a career in community mental health today?
Beset by chronic budgetary constraints, invasive regulations, and insufficient respect from society at large, community mental health today seems a Sisyphean career choice. A therapist who's spent his career working in the public sector reflects on what's helped him maintain his passion.
Is this issue—on the lost world of community mental health—just another exercise in middle-aged nostalgia? We think not.
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The 4 Stages of Supervision: Establishing a Lasting Relationship with Your Supervisee
Effective clinical supervision requires an understanding of how supervisees develop and mature.
The Wonders of Neuroplasticity: Are there practical applications for therapy?
The Brain that Changes Itself and Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. New revelations about neuroplasticity are exciting and captivating, but still may not have much practical payoff.
Are Supershrinks Born or Made?
What's the Secret of Their Success?
Why do some therapists clearly stand out above the rest, consistently getting far better results than most of their colleagues? According to the research, it isn't training, experience, theory, personality style, or even raw talent that makes the difference.
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