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The Lure of Self-Deception

Exploring How It Serves Our Clients

July/August 2021
To create a world that produces the best in us, we must certainly be informed by reason, rationality, and science, but we must also deploy the aspects of our minds that are prone to storytelling, symbols—and even self-deception.

The Fox and the Hedgehog

Flexibility and Focus in the Therapy Room

July/August 2021
As a therapist, is it better to adapt an eclectic approach or specialize in the one you believe in most? Perhaps the answer isn’t as simple as it seems.

The Magic Dial

Reframing Cognitive Distortions

July/August 2021
Beyond identifying the distortions in negative cognitions, how can we help clients understand that negative thoughts and feelings aren’t the result of what’s wrong with them—but what’s right with them?

Conspiracy Theories in the Therapy Encounter

July/August 2021
Conspiracy theories might be considered a dangerous kind of delusion. So how do you address them when they show up in the therapy room?

The Myth of Infallibility

A Therapist Comes to Terms with a Client’s Suicide

July/August 2021
When it comes to coping with suicide deaths, we therapists need to let go of our superhero expectations and support one another as dedicated, fallible professionals and human beings.
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A Cacophony of Opinion: Can We Trust "Expert" Judgment?

July/August 2021
Why is it that two or more experts in a given field can look at identical case histories and data and come up with broadly differing assessments and evaluations?

Editor's Note

September/October 2021
As the culture’s sanctioned authorities on mental health, therapists are still widely expected to be equanimous in the face of inner turmoil. So, outside of their own therapist’s office, many fear coming out about their own serious troubles—even in front of colleagues. Oddly enough, shame and its loyal sidekick, secrecy, still loom large in our field. The heartening news is that it’s beginning to change.
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Borrowed Tears

A Therapist Reclaims His Buried Past—and Upends His Practice

September/October 2021
When a therapist finally confronts his tendency to dissociate, his work takes a life-changing turn.

When Therapists Struggle with Suicidality

Releasing Ourselves from Stigma and Shame

September/October 2021
Many therapists wrestle with the same problems we help our clients tame. But the myth that therapists are masters of their own mental health makes it especially shocking when one dies by suicide.
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Helper Syndrome

When Are We Enough?

September/October 2021
Is the problem of compassion fatigue that we get tired of being compassionate toward others—or that we aren’t being compassionate toward ourselves?
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