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When All Else Fails

Stories of Vulnerability and Possibility

May/June 2017
The self-assurance of expert practitioners who publicly present their work can lead everyday therapists to believe that psychotherapy is a far more predictable craft than it actually is. The reality, of course, is much muddier. Therapists on the ground eventually learn that only one mantra applies to every case—it's more complicated than that.
  • I’m Funny and I Faint by Lynn Lyons
  • Thinking Outside the Gift by Lisa Ferentz
  • The Final Shot by Kenneth Hardy
  • First Make the Bed by Michele Weiner-Davis
  • It’s Never Too Late by Daniel Siegel

Family Matters

A New Turn in the Road: Life at 94

May/June 2017
The life of a seemingly frail 94-year-old takes a surprising turn.

Family Matters

A Squeeze of the Hand: What Does a Son Owe His Mother?

September/October 2017
After a lifetime of conflict, a son faces the question of what he owes his mother.
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Editor's Note

March/April 2018

March/April 2018
Increasingly, therapists are becoming important players in a new era of more conscious aging, as more people make their way to our offices with issues related to growing older.
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A New Stretch of the River

Navigating Life’s Final Stages

March/April 2018
As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We require fresh visions and new paradigms for framing our experiences. What worked yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow.

Occupational Wisdom

What Therapists Can Teach Us about Growing Old Gracefully

March/April 2018
Does being a therapist give us an edge in coping with the inescapable phenomenon of aging? Three prominent psychotherapists—Irvin Yalom, Joan Klagsbrun, and Erv Polster—share both how their experience with older clients has shaped their slant on their own mortality and how their own aging may be changing the way they approach psychotherapy.
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The End.

How Did I Get Here So Fast?

March/April 2018
A classic sci-fi movie that seems to leapfrog through eternity helps a man contemplate the mystery of his own aging.

Case Study

Second Adolescence: An Alternative to the Midlife Crisis

March/April 2018
Instead of viewing midlife as a time of emotional unraveling, therapists can see it as an opportunity to help clients gain a fuller sense of purpose in life’s later stages.

Bookmarks

When Is Enough Enough?

July/August 2018
Bestselling author Barbara Ehrenreich believes that our obsession with longevity may have gone too far.

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The U-Curve of Happiness

September/October 2018
A new book claims that even if you find yourself suffering through a gloomy midlife slog, you’re likely to experience a brighter landscape in your 50s and 60s.
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