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Family Matters

The Freedom Ride: On the Road with a Restless Woman and Her Son

July/August 2014
A woman in a life transition takes her son on an eventful road trip.

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In Consultation

The Challenge of Becoming the Boss: How to Make a Group Practice Work

July/August 2014
Making a group practice work means taking on the challenge of becoming a boss.

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Point of View

When Talk Isn’t Enough: Easing Trauma’s Lingering Shock

July/August 2014

Pioneering trauma expert Bessel van der Kolk shares his thoughts on the differences between public and private trauma.


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SSRIs in Perspective

Have They Lived up to Their Promise?

July/August 2014
After wading through the controversies and contradictions in the research literature on SSRIs, a critic of Big Pharma explains why he thinks these drugs may have gotten a bad rap.

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The Anatomy of a Psychiatric Consult

Solving the Puzzle

July/August 2014
For many therapists, an air of mystery surrounds the role of psychopharmacology in mental health treatment. Here's a step-by-step tour of the complexities of the psychiatric consultation.

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The Meds of the Future

Waiting for the Next Magic Pill

July/August 2014
Does our growing understanding of the brain and the prospect of further scientific discoveries mean there’s a new generation of magical pills on the horizon?

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July/August 2014
Open Wide!
Do We Know What Big Pharma is Giving Us?
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Bookmarks

12 Missteps? The evidence that AA works is many steps behind

May/June 2014

The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry

The authors of a provocative new book argue that, despite its sterling reputation, alcoholics anonymous has one of the worst success rates in all of medicine.


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Case Study

Rush to Judgment: Beware of the ADHD diagnosis

May/June 2014

Part of the epidemic of misdiagnosed ADHD in young children today results from a failure to understand how trauma often leads to difficulty learning in school.


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Clinician's Digest

Do Brain Games Build Cognitive Muscle? * Grim Job Prospects for Mental Health Grad

May/June 2014
Brain games and grad prospects

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Editor's Note

Trauma, the alluring diagnosis of the therapy profession.

May/June 2014
No other single condition tests the therapeutic relationship quite so stringently, demands so much from the clinician, or combines so many disparate treatment challenges in one messy package as the traumatized client.

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Engaging the Emotional Brain

Highlights from Symposium 2014

May/June 2014
To get through to clients in our increasingly ADD culture, therapists must learn to evoke a deeper, more visceral engagement with them. At this year’s Networker Symposium, a lineup of innovators shared their wisdom about how to do just that.

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Family Matters

Me and My Belly: A Lifelong Relationship

May/June 2014
A middle-aged man explores his troubled relationship with the body his genetics have saddled him with.

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In Consultation

The Case for Neurofeedback: Rewiring the brain in the consulting room

May/June 2014
The increasing popularity of neurofeedback is based on the growing evidence that a wide variety of psychological disorders can be understood as firing mistakes in the brain’s electrical activity.

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Outside the Box

Bringing Families into Trauma Treatment

May/June 2014
If we don’t open up the one-on-one therapeutic cloister, trauma sufferers may never learn how to engage in the give and take of real-life relationships. By failing to include their families, we too often fail to help them weave change into their daily lives.

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Point of View

Brain Imaging and Psychotherapy: Why is it so controversial?

May/June 2014
For nearly 20 years, psychiatrist Daniel Amen has led a controversial crusade to make brain imaging an accepted part of psychotherapeutic practice.

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Putting the Pieces Together

25 Years of Learning Trauma Treatment

May/June 2014
25 years ago, we believed that helping trauma survivors dig into dark and unspeakable horrors would set them free. But in this new age of trauma treatment, we aim to help our clients find the light.

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When Victims Victimize Others

Some Clients Challenge our Capacity for Compassion

May/June 2014
Most therapists find it relatively easy to feel empathy for the usual hyperaroused, vulnerable trauma client. But it can be a lot tougher to remain nonjudgmental and receptive with dissociative clients who’ve done horrible things to traumatize others.

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May/June 2014
Treating Trauma
What are we missing?
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Bookmarks

Mad as Hell: The End of the Era of Male Entitlement

March/April 2014

The era of unchallenged male entitlement has come to an end, and many men are mad as hell. A new book provides context to help us deal with this anger in the consulting room.


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Case Study

Whose Therapy Is It Anyway? When Your Client Is Uncommitted to Change

March/April 2014
When we find ourselves haunted by a particular case, it may mean that we’re more invested in the client making changes than the client is himself.

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Clinician's Digest

Therapists’ Perspectives on the Woody Allen Allegations

March/April 2014
Therapists’ Perspectives on the Woody Allen Allegations

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Editor's Note

DSM, Psychotherapy's World Almanac

March/April 2014
Even though the grumbling about DSM-5 does seem to have reached some kind of tipping point, it isn’t clear at all what alternative would be any better. Nevertheless, this issue of the Networker grapples with the question of whether we’re nearing the end of the usefulness of a 150-year-old paradigm for thinking about both mental and physical illness.

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Family Matters

Reading the Lake: After 30 Years, a Sanctuary is Threatened

March/April 2014
Our heads may tell us that we need to embrace inevitable changes as we grow older, but our hearts often tell a different story.

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In Consultation

Beyond Lip Service: Confronting Our Prejudices Against Higher-Weight Clients

March/April 2014
Therapists should not only be aware of their prejudices toward higher-weight clients, but should commit themselves to challenge those attitudes as well.

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