Clinical Practice & Guidance

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Article May 1, 2023

Exploring Consensual Nonmonogamy

How to Help Couples Avoid Pitfalls and Enhance Their Connection

Despite a cultural environment that’s often hostile toward nonmonogamy, an increasing number of couples are considering it. How can therapists help them... Read more

Article April 28, 2023

Weighing Your Clients’ Needs Against Your Own

The Ethics of Handling Your Personal Crisis

What are the ethics of carrying on with your regular practice when dealing with an ongoing personal crisis or medical emergency? Read more

Article April 28, 2023

When One Partner Is Kinky...

Cracking Open the Conversation

Having an erotic craving that seems shocking to a partner doesn’t have to be a death knell for a relationship. Read more

Article April 28, 2023

Rewriting Marriage Contracts

Fresh Options for Ambivalent Couples

The choice for ambivalent couples is no longer binary: separate or stay together. Instead, therapists can help them craft formal yet flexible agreements... Read more

Article April 28, 2023

Honoring the Choice to Be Single

Have We Gotten Past Our Relationship Biases?

Americans are choosing to remain single in unprecedented numbers—and contrary to commonly held assumptions in our field, they're not unhappy about it, not... Read more

Article April 12, 2023

Practice Tools: May/June 2023

The best from across the field of psychotherapy . . . on us!

Practice Tools for the May/June 2023 issue are courtesy of Arielle Schwartz's book, "Therapeutic Yoga for Trauma Recovery." Read more

Video March 8, 2023

Healing the Invisible Wounds of Racial Trauma in Therapy

A Conversation with Kenneth V. Hardy

Networker discusses racially-sensitive, trauma-informed interventions and strategies with Dr. Kenneth V. Hardy. Read more

Article March 1, 2023

Covert Narcissism Unmasked

What Are We Really Treating?

A covert narcissist’s eagerness to share their suffering can make them feel like ideal clients. And that’s what’s so vexing for clinicians. Read more

Article March 1, 2023

Strengthening Empathy in Kids

The Delicate Balance Between Self and Others

In a world that seems to reward narcissists, how can we help parents raise kind, empathetic kids with a healthy, balanced sense of self? Read more

Article March 1, 2023

Are You A Conflict-Avoidant Therapist?

Harnessing Antagonism in the Therapy Room

For therapists who shy away from confrontation, harnessing their reactions to an antagonistic client in clinically useful ways may require learning new skills... Read more

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