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Articles from Vol. 23, No. 1, January/February

BOOKMARKS; Reviving Hamlet: Our Culture Is Doing a Bad Job of Raising Boys
Real Boys: Rescuing Our Sons From The Myths of Boyhood William PollackRandom House. 447 pp. ISBN: 0-37550-131-2 In the five years I have spoken about Reviving Ophelia , the most common question I am asked is, What about boys? Don't they have problems,...
CASE STUDIES; the Infertility Crisis: Breaking through the Cycle of Hope and Despair
Infertility, which affects one in six couples in the United States, invades every aspect of a couple's intimate life. Not only do couples make a financial sacrifice and commit a substantial amount of time to undergo intrusive medical tests and treatments,...
Choosing the Right Door: Success in Therapy Requires the Will to Explore
By now, we all recognize that therapy today is a bewildering bazaar, where hundreds of clinical approaches--none of which has yet proven itself decisively superior to the others--vie for our attention. What should be tried when, with whom and in what...
CLINICIAN'S DIGEST: The Testosterone Fix
Every Clinician's Digest consists of several brief (400-500 word) articles of specific clinical relevance to therapists. For technical reasons, it is impossible to provide a Preview of the individual articles within a Digest.The subject of your search...
Don't Just Do Something.Sit There
Paul Pearsall doesn't just give a good lecture on the mind-body connection, he puts on a one-man show. In his aloha shirt and with a lei from his adopted home, Hawaii, around his neck, he'll demonstrate the hula as he shows slides of the latest psychoneuroimmunology...
IN CONSULTATION: Changing Horses; Handling the Transition to Business Consultation
Q:   What should I do to break into the field of business consulting? A: In my experience as a therapist-turned-consultant, and as someone who coaches clinicians who want to make this career transition, the biggest hurdle to breaking into the field...
Making Symptoms Vanish: Hypnosis and the Mystery of the Sudden Cure
"Poison," Joannie moaned, tears of fear and pain wetting her face, "I have poison running through my veins. Poison, poison. . . it hurts so bad, so bad." Five months pregnant, Joannie had gone the previous week to her ob/gyn complaining of serious pain...
Real Men: Learning to Let Go of the Helm
The Crow shuddered as the waves smacked against its side. The wind was blowing like stink. We were just a few miles short of safe harbor when the storm had caught up with the boat. Now, we were running before the gale and the waves were building up...
SCREENING ROOM; Sweet Home: Settling the Debt of Childhood
Two powerful books about the murderous relationships between mothers and daughters--One True Thing and Beloved --recently hit the screen, and audiences ducked. People don't usually enjoy movies about cancer or slavery. But they seem especially averse...
Wake Up Your Brain!: With Proper Care and Feeding, Its Potential Is Unlimited
Your favorite moments as a therapist probably have gone something like this: you were listening to your clients describe their situation, and suddenly you could put your finger exactly on the dynamic that was keeping them stuck. You felt excited and...
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