Abuse

How to Know It's Narcissistic Abuse

Signs to Watch for in Therapy

Watch this clip of Dr. Ramani explaining the signs of narcissistic abuse in a relationship and what it looks like in your therapy office. Read more

Watch this clip of Dr. Ramani explaining how to help your clients who are survivors of narcissistic and build trust. Read more

What is Betrayal Blindness?

Dr. Ramani on Survivors of Narcissistic Abuse

Watch this clip of Dr. Ramani explaining what betrayal blindness looks like in relationships impacted by narcissistic abuse. 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

Clinician's Quandary June 8, 2019
Psychotherapy Networker

Diedre was widowed about three years ago, but was excited to tell her therapist about a man she's started dating. She's very happy. As her therapist heard... Read more

When Straight Men Have Sex with Men

Understanding the Difference Between Sexual Identity, Preference, and Fantasy

When a male client in a heterosexual relationship confesses that he has sex with men, the therapist must understand he's not necessarily closeted. Read more

Therapy in the Danger Zone

Breaking the Cycle of Family Trauma

There's no more emotionally demanding work than that with an incestuous family. A therapist offers an uncensored look at the fear, loathing, and fascination of... Read more

The Trauma Myth

Understanding the True Dynamics of Sexual Abuse

Twenty-five years ago, it was considered a great advance when therapists first began to approach childhood abuse as a form of trauma. Now new research suggests... Read more

Case Study March 1, 2010

Addicted to Sex

There are no shortcuts in treating SA
Alexandra Katehakis

Effective work with sex addicts must address deep-seated attachment wounds. Commentary by Joe Kort. Read more