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2013 May/June
Or Have the Rumors Been Exaggerated? By Clifton Mitchell With all the recent developments in research, theory, and practice, we have more treatment options to choose from than ever before. Why then do so many practitioners still find client “resistance” a regular companion in their consulting rooms?
Escaping the “Groundhog Day” Cycle By William Doherty Why do we get stuck in “Groundhog Day therapy”—cases in which we spin our wheels from session to session? Before lurching on to alternative treatment strategies, the key to progress is recognizing the need to shift the therapist–client relationship.
Learning to Manage Our Fears By Richard Schwartz Inevitably, given their history of trauma, many borderline clients will trigger their therapists from time to time. But forgoing the urge to blame these clients and taking responsibility for what’s happening inside you can become a turning point in therapy.
7 Questions to Ask When Therapy is Stuck By Steve Andreas When therapy goes wrong, it’s typically because we’ve entered our clients’ trance, joining them in their myopic misery. Once there, our job is to break the spell, broaden the vision, and open ourselves to possibilities outside the tunnel.
Celebrating the Craft at Symposium By Richard Simon This year, 3,000 practitioners came to our annual Symposium to explore the fundamental question: are we any closer to unraveling the mysteries of psychotherapy than when Freud became the first therapist to complain about client “resistance”?
Peer Supervision Groups that Work Three steps that make a difference Peer consultation groups offer all kinds of rich possibilities for learning and collegial support---as long as you set them up properly.
Women Who Cheat Understanding the message of the affair Far from being evidence of marital bankruptcy, a woman’s affair can be a way of expressing a desire for a different self and an opportunity to breathe life into a suffocating relationship.
Is Technology Changing Our Minds? What therapists need to know in the Digital Age
Is Now Really Better? Lessons from traditional societies The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?  Jared Diamond’s new book explores the many lessons modern cultures can draw from the wisdom of small-scale, preindustrial societies.
Desperate Love A father faces an impossible choice With his son’s freedom hanging in the balance, a father must decide whether to give the gift of forgiveness one more time.
Tough Customers Is it Them or Us?