The Emotional Emancipation Movement
After the unrest in Ferguson and Baltimore, the Emotional Emancipation movement offers a different way to address racial issues in the African American community.
Therapists without Borders
It’s the rare therapist who’s willing to leave the comforts of ordinary practice to face the hardships of working in the world’s most troubled places.
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The Challenge of Open Relationships: Can They Ever Work?
While many therapists are skeptical of open relationships, some believe that, with the right couple, they can work.
Personality and Habit Change: Are You an Upholder, Obliger, Questioner, or Rebel?
In her first book, The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin tried to answer the question “How do I become happier?” With her new book on changing the habits of daily life, she answers the question “No, seriously, how do I become happier?”
America’s Opportunity Chasm: A Noted Scholar Documents Our Decline in Social Mobility
Robert Putnam documents the myriad psychological, health, and political consequences of the ever-growing disparities between rich and poor in America today.
Getting Over Weight? A Critic of our Cultural Obsession Goes Too Far
Review of Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight—And What We Can Do About It
A critic of one of our central cultural obsessions goes too far.
Manualized psychotherapy is squeezing out people on the margins of mainstream society.
The Pot Shoppe on Main Street
The mental health professions are now being forced to address the debate over marijuana legalization.
Who Failed Robert Peace? Even a Yale Degree Couldn’t Save Him
Review of: The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
Why did a seeming rags-to-riches story of a young man’s triumph over poverty and the lure of the streets end so tragically?
Questions of Gender: A therapist struggles with the clinical choices he’s made
A therapist takes an unflinching look at a puzzling case that spanned 14 years, wondering if he made a wrong turn.
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