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November/December 2021
The truth is, supervision is harder to come by these days. For a number of reasons that we explore here, some trainees don’t have access to regular supervision, while others say they entered private practice without anyone ever having seen them work with a client—at least not in real-time. How can we, as a field, begin to close this troubling gap?

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Embracing Our Core Competencies

How Would It Change the Practice of Therapy?

November/December 2021
Training to become technicians in particular areas isn’t what best serves our clients.

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The Four Stages of Supervision

Establishing a Lasting Relationship with Your Supervisee

November/December 2021
Teacher? Guide? Gatekeeper? Consultant? How clarifying your role as supervisor helps.

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The New Supervision

Are We Meeting the Needs of Today’s Therapists?

November/December 2021
The stakes for quality supervision are high. And yet, live supervision is increasingly considered more a bonus than a staple.

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The Perpetual Student

A Trauma Treatment Journey

November/December 2021
A long-term client leads a therapist to discover that maybe the hard way is how we learn best.

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Therapy, Fast and Slow

Training Clinicians to Balance Doing with Being

November/December 2021
How do therapists create a great training culture, one in which we become substantially better at what we do?

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Through the One-Way Mirror

The Education of a Family Therapist

November/December 2021
As a family therapy trainee in the 70s, it was easy to feel like part of a larger revolution.

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November/December 2021
Training for Today's Therapy
What's Wanted? What's Needed?
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Bookmarks

The Plasticity of Personality: Can We Switch Our Stripes?

September/October 2021
A new book explores the science of personality 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.

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Case Study

Doing Our Own Work Differently: An EMDR Portal to Our Clients’ Healing

September/October 2021
How stepping outside our comfort zone when doing our own work can change therapy for our clients.

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Confessions of a Racing Mind

My Silent Battle with OCD

September/October 2021
A clinician with OCD stands up to stigma.

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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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Family Matters

Hanging Out with Dick Van Dyke: A Lesson in Stepping Up

September/October 2021
An encounter with a superstar teaches a young woman about courage.

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First, Make the Bed

A Gentle Path through Depression

September/October 2021
In the throes of depression, a therapist searches for a magic bullet.

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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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In Consultation

I’d Rather Clean the Toilet than Write Progress Notes: Making Peace With An Essential Task

September/October 2021
Writing progress notes doesn’t have to be a bore.

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Leaning Into Grief

September/October 2021
When you do the work that we do, it’s important to find ways to take care of yourself. You can’t always carve out lots of time to devote to self-care, but we have ways to prioritize it.

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Learning the Art of Being

September/October 2021
It isn’t easy to learn self-care. Sometimes, you need to go through a fiery furnace to arrive at a place of centeredness.

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Love After Lockdown

What Follows Togetherness Overload

September/October 2021
For some couples, staying home together during COVID improved their sex lives. But many have reported the opposite experience. Now that re-entry is here, what are they to do?

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Point of View

Unhealed Bodies: Looking at Ancestral Trauma

September/October 2021
Resmaa Menakem, author of My Grandmother’s Hands, discusses racialized trauma and a body-based path to healing.

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Practice Tools - September/October 2021

The DBT Emotions Chart, adapted from Lane Pederson’s workbook The Expanded Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Training Manual

September/October 2021
Your FREE practice tools download to use with clients right away.

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Surviving the Post-Partum Storm

September/October 2021
I know this experience will give me more knowledge to help others—that’s how I have to reframe it. As I’ve recovered, I’ve felt how strong and resilient I am, and I want to help other mothers feel the same way.

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Talking About the Nightmare

September/October 2021
Sometimes, trying to stay calm under pressure sets you up for dealing with it in isolation. It feels counterintuitive to head toward vulnerability. That was my story. I was trained not to be vulnerable.

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The Ambivalence Trap

Liberating Ourselves from the Pursuit of Perfection

September/October 2021
A psychiatrist questions taking her own medicine.

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