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In HBO's In Treatment, Art Imitates Therapy

July/August 2008
The 43-episode HBO series In Treatment held up a mirror to our profession, immersing viewers in the ebb and flow of the psychotherapy process, and revealing what devoting a life to this work does to its practitioners.

Bookmarks

Rethinking the Imperatives of Gender: Has society become toxic to both genders?

July/August 2008
Two provocative new books try to separate myth from reality about gender differences and the distinctive challenges faced by young men and women coming of age in a culture that can be toxic to both genders.

Screening Room

No Country for Old Men * Indiana Jones and the Temple of Youth

July/August 2008
Part of the magic of Hollywood movies is that the larger-than-life heroes and heroines up there on the screen don't age and wither and deteriorate like the rest of us do. In fact, it may be that one of the reasons we go to the movies, at least in youth-obsessed America, is to bathe in a cinematic fountain of perpetual youth. If they're not getting older and flabbier, maybe we won't either.

Clinician's Digest

A Battle for the APA's Soul

January/February 2008
Controversy at APA * Motivating the Depressed Client * Educational Videos for Babies Flunk * Different Alcoholics, Different Treatments * Does Therapy Breed Isolation? * Exercise Outraces Depression

Screening Room

Play It Again, Denzel: Keeping Alive the Traditions of Yesterday's Stars

January/February 2008
American Gangster, Michael Clayton, and 3:10 to Yuma. Our complex relationship with our screen idols is at the root of the Hollywood movie experience.

Clinician's Digest

Conflict Mediation for Siblings

September/October 2007
* Is Therapy Harmful? * The Unintended Consequences of Black-Labeling Antidepressants * A Depression Vaccine * Unexpected Resilience Among Adolescents * Mediating Sibling Quarrels * The Difference Between Rage and Anger

Screening Room

Hearts of Darkness: Finding the Courage to Walk Through the Shadows

September/October 2007
A Mighty Heart, Away from Her, and Evening. It takes courage to live life, and to live with the life you chose.

Screening Room

Shut Up and Dance: Becoming Jane and Hairspray Evoke a Long Movie Tradition

November/December 2007
Becoming Jane and Hairspray. Evoking a great movie tradition of the past, this summer, Fred and Ginger met both Jane Austen and the Linblad family.

Screening Room

War Is for Heroics: Three cultures try to locate meaning in mayhem

May/June 2007
Dissecting the fantasy of heroism.

Clinician's Digest

May/June 2007
Monitoring racist remarks * Removing the "cognitive" from CBT * Using computers in therapy sessions * Is spirituality an asset? * The perils of mother hood * Sibling power
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