Unexpected Lessons from Practice
Three clinicians share stories of challenging cases that show how the most surprising outcomes often have nothing to do with therapeutic brilliance or technical wizardry.
Don’t Hit Your Sister! Understanding the complexities of moral development
How to help the concerned parents of aggressive kids understand the complexities of moral development.
Smart Growth: Developing a mindset for life
A conversation with motivation expert Carol Dweck on the importance of the “growth mindset” and how to enhance people’s ability to tackle adversity and persevere.
The Power of Focusing Partnerships
To emerge from the grip of feeling stale as a therapist and in danger of burning out, we need something to take us out of our isolation. Focusing partnerships can be a potent remedy for the circular thinking we tend to get mired in when we’re by ourselves.
Rediscovering Happiness: The Use of Positive Childhood Triggers in Psychotherapy
To create deep change, we need to help people mine the sources of intense pleasure in their lives, wherever they may find them.
It’s time we address the psychological toll of the daily bombardment of information that permeates our lives.
Don’t Overthink Your Interventions
In our profession, it’s often more alluring to explore new gimmicks than to acknowledge that our success largely hinges on simple, commonsense factors.
Knowing When to Push: Balancing Safety and Challenge
When a client has been sexually abused, it can be difficult to find the balance between creating safety and challenging old patterns.
Lost in the Maze: Finding the exit from OCD
Review: The Man Who Couldn’t Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought
Finding an exit from the bewildering maze of a disorder that confounds many clinicians.
Creating a Sacred Space in Therapy
As pressures mount to narrow the focus of psychotherapy into a medicalized, evidence-based approach, one of the teachers who first helped integrate mindfulness into psychotherapy argues for recognizing the role of ritual and embracing the sacred in our work.
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