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How Being Bad Can Make You Better

Developing a Culture of Feedback in Your Practice

November/December 2007
Regularly using a few simple feedback measures—plus paying close attention to your failures—can make you a better therapist.

The Accidental Therapist

Jay Haley Didn't Set Out to Transform Psychotherapy

November/December 2007
Although he influenced a generation of therapists with his strategic methods, Jay Haley was always more at home as an observer of behavior than as an interviewer.

In Consultation

Getting Your Head Out of the Sand: Issues to Consider When Planning for Retirement

November/December 2007
It's never too early to start planning for retirement.

Case Study

Finding Flow - Embracing your worst can bring out your best

May/June 2007
Learning to enhance performance by embracing doubt and fear.

Editor's Note

March/April 2007
"If we look squarely at the fundamentals, it becomes apparent that therapy is neither science nor art—it's conversation. Conversation is at once the most subtle and complex of all human activities, and our most important problem-solving tool."

The Top 10

The Most Influential Therapists of the Past Quarter-Century

March/April 2007
In honor of our 25th anniversary, we conducted the largest survey ever of who therapists believe have most influenced their practice. Here's the field's Top 10, along with a portrait of the orientations and demographics whom they continue to influence.

Defining Psychotherapy

The Last 25 Years Have Taught Us That It's Neither Art nor Science

March/April 2007
At last count, therapists could choose from among 500 different treatment techniques. But after all these years, there's still no evidence that the overall effectiveness of therapy has improved. Could the problem be that we still don't understand the fundamental nature of psychotherapy?

A Look at the Evidence

Top 10 Research Findings of the Last 25 Years

March/April 2007
Whatever the skeptics say, our research editor argues that the last quarter-century has produced an astonishing amount of meaningful research. Here's the list of his Top 10 research developments of the past generation.

Larger than Life

Marianne Walters Was Family Therapy's Foremost Feminist

May/June 2006
Her name never had the instant brand recognition of the founding gurus of family therapy, but feminist trailblazer Marianne Walters had as great an impact on the field as any of the master theory-builders.

Finding the Right Lever

A primer for Changing the World

November/December 2004
A veteran therapist offers lessons on how any therapist can get started in trying to make a difference in the wider world.
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