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The Therapist’s Most Important Tool

Salvador Minuchin on What Today's Training Approaches Are Missing

September/October 2013
Trainees today are buried beneath textbooks on theory, bombarded by lectures on current research, and taught to be experts in a variety of methods. But where and when do they learn who they are and how to use their own selves in therapy?

Something New, Here & Now

Breaking Free of the Habitual

November/December 2013
Most clients have automatic habits of thinking, feeling, and verbalizing experiences that imprison them in a world of gray sameness. How do we help them escape? The most immediate way is to ditch your logical analysis and help them experience a felt sense.

Shaking & Dancing in Dharamsala

A Group of Tibetan Refugees Find their Inner Guides

November/December 2013
How do you help 200 teenagers who’ve had to flee their country find a path to peace in a new place? A psychiatrist who’s traveled across the world to help traumatized refugees from Tibet guides them to a source of wisdom and hope within themselves.

Clinician's Digest

Psychotherapy vs. Placebos * Frontline Psychotherapy

November/December 2013
Garry Cooper and Kathleen Smith

On With The Show

Celebrating the Craft at Symposium

May/June 2013
This year, 3,000 practitioners came to our annual Symposium to explore the fundamental question: are we any closer to unraveling the mysteries of psychotherapy than when Freud became the first therapist to complain about client “resistance”?

In Consultation

Peer Supervision Groups that Work: Three Steps That Make a Difference

May/June 2013
Peer consultation groups offer all kinds of rich possibilities for learning and collegial support---as long as you set them up properly.

Editor's Note

What’s Wisdom Worth?

March/April 2013
The pioneers in our field—Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Virginia Satir, Fritz Perls, Salvador Minuchin, and others—all recognized that they were providing something more than just technique. But does today’s short-term, empirically supported, manualized and medicalized psychotherapy really require its practitioners to be wise? Is wisdom even desirable?
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Wisdom In Psychotherapy

Can We Afford It?

March/April 2013
It wasn’t their research results or bestselling books that set apart Freud, Rogers, Minuchin, and Satir. They seemed to have a sense of what really mattered. But today, have conceptions about clinical wisdom become obsolete?
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Dark Passage

Suffering and the Quest for Wisdom

March/April 2013
There’s something about healing from the deep emotional suffering that feels like death and rebirth—not the quick kind that some claim to receive in religious conversion. It’s the kind that asks us to be open to changing our contract with life in the most fundamental way.

The Many Faces Of Wisdom

Perspectives on Therapy’s Questions

March/April 2013
Excerpts from a series of interviews with some of the wisest souls in the field of psychology and psychotherapy on essential questions clinicians struggle with every day.
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