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Case Study January 3, 2024

Shame and Blame in Couples Therapy

A Therapist's Misstep Sparks Repair

A clinical rupture becomes an opportunity to help a couple move beyond the pursue-withdraw cycle. Read more

Case Study November 3, 2023

Spiritual Issues in Secular Treatment

When a Client Wants to Reconnect with Their Faith

Are therapists equipped to support clients who want to reconnect with their spiritual faith? Read more

Case Study September 1, 2023

Tuning into the Body in Couples Work

Getting to the Root of Core Conflicts

Integrating a somatic focus into couples therapy can help partners address their deeply entrenched stuck points. Read more

Case Study July 1, 2023

Uncovering Intimate Partner Violence

When Does Relationship Conflict Tip into Abuse?

Intimate partner violence isn’t as obvious to therapists as cultural stereotypes suggest—and even when it’s revealed, the path forward isn’t always... Read more

Case Study April 28, 2023

A Dog Wanders into My Session

Taking a New Direction in the Therapy Room

A seasoned therapist discovers that the willingness to be a beginner again can sometimes have more value for clients than polished expertise. Read more

Case Study March 1, 2023

Behind the Pursuer–Distancer Dynamic

Encouraging Men to Face Their Hidden Fears

How to help men face the hidden fears that keep them stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns. Read more

Case Study January 4, 2023

The Art of Mirroring

Helping a Deaf Client Trust Her Truth

Learning how not to save our clients, especially the ones we identify with the most. Read more

Case Study November 29, 2022

Helping Couples on the Brink

How Validating Ambivalence Can Foster Hope

How can we meet last-chance couples exactly where they are? Read more

Case Study September 14, 2022

"Why Won’t You Like Sports?"

The Father–Son Struggle with Gender Expectations

As young people move forward with new, more flexible frameworks for thinking about gender, it’s not always easy to bring parents along. Read more

Case Study August 9, 2022

Suddenly Strangers

Iraq War Vets, PTSD, and the Challenge of Relationship

With tens of thousands of Iraq War vets with PTSD returning home, therapists increasingly face the challenge of helping them with their troubled marriages. Read more

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