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In Consultation

Managing Your Waitlist: How to Tackle the Ethical Dilemmas

July/August 2022
Best practices for setting up and maintaining a client waitlist.

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Moving Through Grief

An Emotionally Focused Approach

July/August 2022
Once blocks to the organic grief process are identified and removed, how can therapists choreograph corrective emotional experiences?

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Open Book

Leaning toward the Light: Mary Pipher Turns Her Gaze Inward

July/August 2022
In her new memoir, Mary Pipher refuses to dumb down what it takes to create a rewarding life.

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Point of View

Breaking the Silence on Postpartum Stress: How Therapists Can Help

July/August 2022
Author Karen Kleiman argues that postpartum distress is normal—and should be normalized more in our society.

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Shattered by Suicide

Helping Families in the Aftermath

July/August 2022
Suicide isn’t simply the tragedy of someone taking their own life: it’s also the long, excruciating nightmare of being left behind.

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The Inheritance of Loss

A Therapist and Client Grieve Together

July/August 2022
While grief can be a familiar creature that lives inside us, we often treat it as a stranger.

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The Therapy Beat

Therapy Card Decks: A Session in the Palm of Your Hand?

July/August 2022
Are therapy card decks a clinical tool, a branding exercise, or something else entirely?

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Editor's Note

July/August 2022
Let’s face it: we live in a move-on culture. Sure, the notion of a quick fix is comforting, but as therapists know, it’s not the norm. Nowhere is this more evident than in the human experience of grief, which involves a complex and shifting set of emotions, with plenty of individual nuance. Given the DSM’s new addition of prolonged grief disorder, our authors talk candidly about their own experiences, both as therapists working with grieving clients and as people who have suffered enormous losses themselves.

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Is Prolonged Grief a Disorder?

Exploring the New DSM Diagnosis

July/August 2022
According to grief experts, does a new diagnosis in the DSM pathologize a critical component of the human experience?

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July/August 2022
The Way We Grieve
Does Time Really Heal All Wounds?
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Practice Tools - May/June 2022

Two resources from Martha Straus's Cool, Calm, and Connected Workbook

May/June 2022
Your FREE practice tools download to use with clients right away.

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Watch Your Colleagues Get Silly!

May/June 2022
We’ve put together a video reel of therapists sharing some of the playful moments they’ve had with clients...

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Case Study

When Actions Speak Louder than Words: Creating Change Through Therapeutic Rituals

May/June 2022
When our attempts to use logic and reason fail, therapeutic rituals can help clients connect to inner resources for healing.

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Family Matters

Whose Mom Is It Anyway? Learning to Love My Mother’s Caregiver

May/June 2022
A daughter’s resentment gives way to a lesson in unconditional love.

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In Consultation

Embracing a Shared Retirement Vision: Helping Older Couples Make Rewarding Choices

May/June 2022
Helping older couples create a shared vision for their retirement years.

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Open Book

De-escalating Disputes: How Therapists Can Stop Runaway Conflict

May/June 2022
Exploring “high conflict” with a bigger picture in mind.

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Point of View

Reframing Complex PTSD: Can Trauma Symptoms Be Assets?

May/June 2022
Author Stephanie Foo discusses how she and other C-PTSD survivors have learned to adapt and even thrive.

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The Myth of the Individual

Tapping into the Relational Brain

May/June 2022
Current research indicates that we’re not walled-in, freestanding individuals. Our human brains—in fact, most mammals’ brains—are built for coregulation.

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The Playful Therapist

7 Clinicians Share Their Best Strategies

May/June 2022
In this collection, master therapists share how they’ve used humor in ways that both enliven and enrich the work of therapy.

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The Therapy Beat

Therapy Meets the Metaverse: A New Approach to Treating Young Clients

May/June 2022
A firsthand look at how a new virtual reality program is taking therapy to new places.

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Free Play with Neurodivergent Kids

Insights from DIRFloortime

May/June 2022
Is there an alternative to applied behavioral analysis for children on the spectrum?

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Taking Play Therapy Seriously

The Surprising Journey to Widespread Acceptance

May/June 2022
Many play therapists still find themselves having to explain what they do and why it works. But after more than a century, play therapy has finally come into its own.

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When Humor Hurts

What Lies Beneath a Couple’s Jokes

May/June 2022
The jokes many couples share reinforce their identity as an “us.” But there can be a dark side to humor in couples, too.

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Awakening the Playful Self

A Depressed Client Rediscovers Connection

May/June 2022
Most therapies are missing out on a fundamental tool for healing when they ignore the power of feeling playful embodiment with others. To help our clients grow into their fullest selves, we can do more than mitigate negative or enervating thoughts.

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Editor's Note

May/June 2022
If play is so vital to our health and well-being, why isn’t it emphasized more in the adult therapy world? And for those who take the leap and inject some humor into sessions, what kinds of approaches seem to work best? Here, we look at therapists’ favorite tools for engendering high spirits, the hazards of certain brands of humor, and how—when used with care—playful moments can cement the therapeutic relationship and shift a client’s perspective on their suffering.

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