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Dear Michael

Michael White taught us how to retell our life stories

July/August 2008
Michael White, who died suddenly in April 2008 at 59, devoted his life to helping people find the kernels of personal courage, self-respect, and emotional vitality that would enable them to create a different story about themselves.

The Good Therapist

Continually Reassessing Its Role, Psychotherapy Gallops into a New Era

November/December 1995
The culture of therapy in America has gone through periods of dramatic change every 15 or 20 years with almost clock-like regularity, as succeeding generations of therapists respond to the evolving Zeitgeist while stamping their own imprint on prevailing social mores.

The Debate Over DSM-5: A Step in the Right Direction

A Step in the Right Direction: An Interview with Darrel Regier

March/April 2014
The vice chair of the DSM-5 Task Force is bemused that the release of what was intended to be a more accurate and rigorously researched manual has raised such an uproar.

How Psychotherapy Lost Its Magick

The Art of Healing in an Age of Science

March/April 2017
Studies show more people pay for the services of advisors claiming special powers than see mental health practitioners. How can mentalists and mediums be flourishing at a time when therapists—trained and sanctioned to care for people’s emotional well-being—are struggling to inspire confidence? In an effort to improve therapists’ efficacy, two researchers find themselves on an unexpected path.
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The Courage to Connect

Highlights from the 2017 Symposium

May/June 2017
Year after year, therapists have come to the Networker Symposium expecting to escape the turbulence of everyday life and the real world. But this year, attendees came seeking something more—a renewed vision of what we stand for and what our role might be in a toxically polarized society. Here are some of the moments that captured the distinctive flavor of this year’s gathering.
  • The Search for Connection by Rich Simon 
  • The Physics of Vulnerability by Brené Brown
  • Therapy in the Age of Trump by William Doherty
  • Psychotherapy of the Heart by Joan Borysenko
  • The Science of Consciousness by Dan Siegel
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Editor's Note

July/August 2017

July/August 2017
Even if the diagnosis of “internet addiction” is legitimate (and many experts think it isn't), surely it can't apply to the billions of people on the planet whose gizmos seem permanently grafted onto their persons. Can it?
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Loving Our Devices

When Does Attraction Turn into Addiction?

July/August 2017
More and more therapists, regardless of how they feel about internet addiction as a diagnosis, are advising clients about the healthy use of their digital devices.

Clinician's Digest

Ethics and the Rise of Text Therapy

September/October 2017
The rise of text therapy is raising ethical questions for its practitioners.

In Consultation

Got Game? How I Transitioned My Practice to Sport Psychology

September/October 2017
Becoming a sport psychologist requires throwing away much of the rule book for starting a more traditional practice.
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Clinician's Digest

Going Above and Beyond in Post-Harvey Houston

November/December 2017
In the 12 years since Hurricane Katrina, what have mental health professionals learned about being helpful in the wake of natural disasters?
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