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Narrowing the Gap

Striving for Honesty in the Therapy Room

March/April 2015
Anticipating endings may encourage us to grasp the present with greater vitality.

Family Matters

Rocking On! From grief to rebirth

November/December 2014
A daughter marvels as her mother goes from grief to an exuberant rebirth.

Point of View

Grief as a Gift: Carrying on the Legacy of Kübler-Ross

November/December 2013
David Kessler has spent his career helping people all over the world deal with death. In the process, he’s learned that—as much as we may resist experiencing it—grief is a gift that helps us heal.

The Art of Hanging-In There

A Hospice Social Worker’s Take on Inside Curveballs

July/August 2012
When something is coming at you that may cause pain or self-doubt, it’s natural to want to duck.

Why We Cry

A Clinician’s Guide

May/June 2012
Our understanding of what happens when we weep hasn't progressed much beyond Freud's theory of catharsis. However, knowing how our nervous systems work can help guide what we do—and don’t do—when clients burst into tears.

In Praise of Therapeutic Crying

Therapy’s Best Kept Secret

May/June 2012
Too many therapists today confuse the healing release of tears with the helpless despair triggered by reliving traumatizing memories in therapy.
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Clinician's Digest

Mental Health Systems Under Stress

January/February 2012
- Mental health systems under stress - The timing of trauma treatment - The revolt against DSM-5

Family Matters

The Sadness Ghost: A 6-year-old discovers the power of his imagination

January/February 2012
It’s not necessarily that sadness must always be avoided, but maybe we need to find a way to give it its place.

Editor's Note

Extended Life, Elongated Grief

July/August 2011
As the writers in this issue powerfully demonstrate, medical science has made extended dying and its impact on relatives and loved ones—what psychologist Joseph Nowinski, in the issue’s cover story, calls “the new grief. . . the gritty business of living with slow death”—increasingly common, even normal.
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The New Grief

Long, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

July/August 2011
The increasing ability of modern medicine to arrest or slow terminal illness means that never before has death been such an extended process for so many. But as a culture, we're only just beginning to face the deep ambivalence this creates for both patient and family.
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