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The Myth of Overmedication: Correcting Stereotypes About Kids' Mental Heath

July/August 2010
Popular stereotypes aside, it turns out we aren't overmedicating and overdiagnosing our kids.

Vertically Challenged

Treating the Nonhierarchical Family

September/October 2009
Parenting and childhood today often seem to have more in common with abstract expressionism than with Norman Rockwell. But is this transformation of the nature of family norms and values such a bad thing?

Case Studies

Helping Kids Take Charge: How to get young people to turn their problems into coping skills

November/December 2009
Turning problems to be diagnosed and medication into skills to be taught.

Carrying the Hope

Parenting a child with Asperger's

July/August 2009
When a child is diagnosed with an autism disorder, everything in a family changes. Good-enough parenting must give way to the demands of uber-parenting: always mindful, always well-paced, always at the child's learning edge.

Are Vaccines to Blame

July/August 2009
The controversy over whether the ever-expanding number of recommended vaccines is putting children at risk for autism.

School Daze

The world is a baffling place for kids with Asperger's

July/August 2009
Constant Uncertainty about who's a friend and who's a foe, the mundane chaos of the classroom, rules that always seem to be changing—an ordinary day at school is a baffling experience for kids with Asperger's syndrome.

Meet Me Halfway

The experiences of a teen with Asperger's syndrome

July/August 2009
The worry and wonder of living with Asperger's syndrome

In Consultation

Enlisting the ODD Child: How to move beyond the power struggle

November/December 2008
Helping kids with OCD begins with getting past the many myths surrounding the disorder.

Case Studies

The Worry Hill - A Child-friendly Approach to OCD

May/June 2008
Therapists helping children confront OCD face a formidable obstacle: helping their young clients get beyond their immediate terror in the hope of reaping long-term benefits.

A Quiet Revolution

Therapists Are Learning a New Way to Be With Their Clients

January/February 2008
If you're a therapist these days, it's hard to open a publication—or your mailbox—without hearing about mindfulness. Are the Eastern wisdom traditions changing the face of our field and our notions of the therapeutic relationship?
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