A New Vision of Integrative Mental Health
An alternative to the old talking cure is expanding the knowledge base of psychotherapy as we recognize the role that exercise, nutrition, spirituality, mind-body approaches, and lifestyle can play in enhancing our clinical effectiveness.
Learning How to Learn: Communities of Practice can reveal new paths to excellenc
While therapists often lead quite isolated professional lives, social-learning theorist Etienne Wenger has shown how a community of practice is perhaps the crucial ingredient in the development of a skilled clinician.
The Alphabet Soup: Diana Fosha on the Convergence in Today’s Therapies
Diana Fosha talks about why so many acronymic therapies---ADEP, DBT, IFS, ACT---resemble each other, and what that says about the therapy field today.
The Five “A’s” of Transformation: The Enneagram as a Clinical Tool
The Enneagram and the 5 A’s of transformation.
Our Potential for Good: Altruism as an Evolutionary Imperative
Psychologist Darcher Keltner believes that underestimating our capacity for altruism does human nature a disservice.
What’s Missing from this Picture?
Therapists usually enter the field because they’re drawn to it and have innate capacities to do the work. But whether they excel depends largely on their professional community. Unfortunately, current psychotherapy practice doesn’t foster excellence as much as mediocrity, inertia, and an intense fear of change.
Anatomy of an Agency that Works
We all have stories about the bureaucracies that stifle clinical creativity and seem to exist primarily to generate meaningless paperwork. Here’s a tale about a community agency that actually works, and how it got that way.
It’s Certainly Not Money or Fame!
A close-up look at a 20-year, multinational study that captures the heart of therapists’ aspirations---and perhaps the soul of our professional identity.
From What Is to What Can Be
Down for the count, a therapist again discovers that even the most hopeless sessions can have a positive outcome if you stay with the process.
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