Issues & Developments

Tracking the evolution of our field
Article January 3, 2024

Ready or Not, AI Is Here

What If Therapy Bots Become Too Good?

A clinician on the precipice of launching his own AI therapy bot—HIPAA-compliant, infused with personal warmth, and based on thousands of hours of therapy... Read more

Article January 3, 2024

The Bot Will See You Now

My Illuminating Chat with Pi

When it comes down to it, what do human therapists really have over artificially intelligent ones? Read more

Article January 3, 2024

Turning the Spotlight on Brainspotting

Did an Unexpected Discovery Reveal a Quicker Path to Healing?

A look at the rise, mysteries, and controversies of Brainspotting, David Grand’s popular trauma-processing technique. Read more

Article January 3, 2024

Are ACEs as Determinative as We Think?

Two Trauma Experts on Connection, Community, and the Tyranny of Diagnosis

Two leading trauma experts discuss the power of enduring relational work and how our current medical model creates a moral injury for therapists. Read more

Article January 3, 2024

Is the Soul of Therapy For Sale?

When Private Equity Infiltrates Our Practice

Big business and private investment firms have turned their attention to our field, and they’re not above poaching clients, underpaying clinicians, and... Read more

Article January 3, 2024

Can AI Make Us Better Therapists?

Using New Technology for Supervision

AI is already being used to create treatment plans, track client change, and detect empathy. How else could it help therapists? Read more

Article November 3, 2023

Editor's Note: November/December 2023

Practical Advice for New Therapists

A recent survey shows that fewer than half of people who graduate from therapy training programs ever make it to licensure. Why are so many emerging therapists... Read more

Article November 3, 2023

When a Tornado Ripped Through My Therapy Room

How My Client and I Survived Disaster

A therapist and client face unexpected dangers that reveal new facets of their humanity and vulnerability. Read more

Article September 1, 2023
Arnoldo Cantú

There’s a big, hairy problem shadowing our field: what, exactly, is a mental disorder? Is using diagnostic language helping or hurting our clients? The way... Read more

Article September 1, 2023

The Future of Diagnosis

Traveling Beyond the Limits of the DSM

Take a magical journey beyond the DSM’s pathologizing legacy to a place where therapists can name and categorize suffering, while still taking into account... Read more

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