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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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Editor's Note

November/December 2017

November/December 2017
In this issue, we take a stab at understanding this larger social phenomenon, a perilous downward spiral of faultfinding that we might call the National Blame Game. We explore how our country has come to a place of such profound and enraged disunion. And in a spirit of humility, we explore whether therapists can do anything to mitigate the damage.

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Family Matters

Tough Choices

November/December 2017
There comes a time in many families when there’s no choice but to face decisions that test the heart.

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In Consultation

Taking Therapy Home: Motivating Couples to Do Their Homework

November/December 2017
Motivating couples to do their therapy homework may be the key to successful outcomes.

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Of Us and Them

Updating Our Picture of Who We Are

November/December 2017
It seems clear that to understand America’s crisis of identity—the fundamental changes that have occurred in the last few generations, and the thoughts and emotions that ensue from them—you need to know more of America than just its affluent coastal cities.

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November/December 2017
Our National Blame Game
Can Therapists Help Find a Way Forward?
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Point of View

The Rise of Neurofeedback

November/December 2017
Neurofeedback has brought a powerful new technology into the consulting room.

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The Tony Robbins Experience

What’s the Takeaway for Therapists?

November/December 2017
Despite his four decades in the public eye, most therapists are only vaguely aware of Tony Robbins and his take on personal change. But if you attract millions of people from a staggering range of backgrounds and interests to your seminars, it’s a good bet you have something to offer. So what’s that elusive “something” that he transmits to people? And can therapists learn anything useful from him?

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Bookmarks

How to Change Minds: Reasoning Will Get You Nowhere

September/October 2017
The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
When it comes to truly changing minds, reasoning will get you nowhere.

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Case Study

From Tough Love to Empathic Love: Teaching Parents to Earn Their Children’s Respect

September/October 2017
Helping families move past stalemates often means teaching parents to earn their children’s respect.

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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.

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Daring to Play

The Challenge of Embracing Our Youngest Clients

September/October 2017
Although they make up nearly a quarter of the population, children are rarely a central part of therapists’ practices. Why? The most effective interventions are based in play, an approach that seems less sophisticated than purportedly deep and transformative adult-centered talk therapies. It’s time to give play therapy the fuller attention and expanded application that it deserves.

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Editor's Note

September/October 2017

September/October 2017
This issue doesn’t try to resolve all the myriad challenges of couples work. Instead, it opens up a conversation about the things couples therapists rarely talk about with clients or with each other, a conversation that we need to encourage if our profession is to keep its cultural relevance.

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Everywhere at Once

Esther Perel Is Becoming Therapy's Most Visible Presence

September/October 2017
By questioning some of the fundamental premises of traditional marriage, couples therapist Esther Perel has become, at least for the moment, psychotherapy’s public face and most quotable voice. But what is she saying that’s so intriguing and makes her stand out from all the other relationship experts our field produces?

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Family Matters

A Squeeze of the Hand: What Does a Son Owe His Mother?

September/October 2017
After a lifetime of conflict, a son faces the question of what he owes his mother.

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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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Point of View

The New Frontier in Trauma Treatment? The Promise of MDMA

September/October 2017
Using drugs like MDMA (aka Ecstasy) may be the new frontier of trauma treatment.

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The Long Shadow of Patriarchy

Couples Therapy in the Age of Trump

September/October 2017
The election of Donald Trump and the resurgence of populism throughout the West were fueled by a renewed pull toward certain notions of traditional masculinity. Although therapists have remained largely silent about this revival of patriarchy in the culture, is neutrality really in the best interests of our clients?

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The Science of Togetherness

Making Couples Therapy More Effective

September/October 2017
Despite all the intellectual excitement it generated, the hard truth is that, so far, the systems revolution hasn’t led to very effective ways of doing therapy. Fortunately, a second revolution is quietly taking shape—a new wave of systems theory and therapy—that marries the wisdom of clinical intuition with the rigors of scientific inquiry.

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September/October 2017
The Future of Couplehood
Esther Perel Is Expanding the Conversation
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Bookmarks

Back to Bedlam? America’s Neglect of Its Mentally Ill

July/August 2017
No One Cares about Crazy People: The Chaos and Heartbreak of Mental Health in America
America continues to turn its back on the mentally ill.

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Is All Fair in Love and Sex? How Couples Can Embrace their Sexual Differences

July/August 2017
Even if we believe that tender intimacy is the gold standard of erotic communication, can’t attachment be expressed in other ways?
    • Commentary by Tammy Nelson

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Clinician's Digest

Is Teen Suicide Contagious?

July/August 2017
Is teen suicide contagious? Clinicians weigh in on the controversy around 13 Reasons Why.

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Doorways to the Embodied Self

Eugene Gendlin and the Felt Sense

July/August 2017
Eugene Gendlin and his work on Focusing and the “felt sense” left an indelible mark on modern mind–body approaches to psychotherapy.

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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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