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It Takes a Community

Therapy-As-Usual Can't Serve the Needs of Our Returning Troops

November/December 2010
Our standard psychotherapeutic paradigm is unequal to the mammoth challenge of serving the troops who've served in Iraq and Afghanistan. What's needed is a public health perspective that taps into the power of community healing.

Rules of Engagement

A Civilian Therapist’s Guide to the Military Mindset

November/December 2010
What civilian therapists need to know about military culture and life in a combat zone to best serve veterans struggling with war trauma.

The Case for Energy Psychology

Snake oil or therapeutic power tool?

November/December 2010
A wizened, seen-it-all psychologist describes how he came to embrace an approach that much of the orthodox psychotherapy world considers the latest incarnation of snake oil.

A Smile after the Storm

On the Front Lines

November/December 2010
A young orphan in Rwanda learns to get beyond an experience of unimaginable horror.

Clinician's Digest

November/December 2010
- The end of the Psychotrophic Age? - Can Therapists Save the World? - Preventing Combat Trauma - Whatever Happened to Empathy?

From the Editor

November/December 2010

From the Editor

March/April 2010
Readers whose preferred clinical stance is one of safe therapeutic neutrality be forewarned—this provocative issue on the growing debate over the legacy of trauma doesn't make for comfortable reading.

The Long Shadow of Trauma

Childhood Abuse May Be Our Number One Public Health Issue

March/April 2010
As the battles and controversies over the forthcoming DSM-V heat up, a determined group of trauma experts and researchers are mounting a passionate challenge to our thinking about trauma, its long-term impact, and its treatment.

Therapy in the Danger Zone

Breaking the cycle of family trauma

March/April 2010
There's no more emotionally demanding work than that with an incestuous family. A therapist offers an uncensored look at the fear, loathing, and fascination of the struggle to help a family emerge from the transgenerational legacy of abuse.

The Trauma Myth

Understanding the true dynamics of sexual abuse

March/April 2010
Twenty-five years ago, it was considered a great advance when therapists first began to approach childhood abuse as a form of trauma. Now new research suggests that the trauma model of abuse may sometimes do more harm than good.
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