Psychotherapy Networker

Covers articles on the everyday challenges of clinical practice, while offering perspective on the social issues, critical ideas, and therapeutic innovations shaping the direction of the psychotherapy profession.

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 2, March/April

Acts of Compulsion
Acts of Compulsionby David GuyIf I'd had to give one reason for going to a therapist, the three times I did that in my twenties and thirties, it would have been the same every time: my stomach hurt. The pain wasn't an ulcer: I had an X-ray to check....
Adult Time for Adult Crime
Adult Time for Adult CrimeHave we lost faith in rehabilitating juvenile offenders?They're the faces of children: The 17-year-old sniper with the delicate features and sad, boyish look who took part in a deadly shooting spree that terrorized the nation's...
Beyond Acceptance
Beyond AcceptanceIt's never too late to open your heartMany of us--including therapists--still hold on to some small sense of grievance about old wounds, even after we've succeeded at achieving a degree of psychological adjustment or emotional health....
Breaking the Spell
Breaking the Spellby Stephen Lyons"Close your eyes and try to find that little boy," my therapist, Sara, suggests, gently moving me through my first guided meditation. "Do you see him?"  "Yes," I say, but I don't, not really. I see no one but an anxious...
Clinician's Digest
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...
Encountering the Shadow
Encountering the Shadowby Michelle Cacho- NegreteI made my first appointment with Gloria the autumn I realized that the nature preserve, near my home in southern Maine, was the only place that made sense to me anymore--the predictability of the seasons,...
Encountering the Shadow: Face to Face with the Seduction of Violence
I made my first appointment with Gloria the autumn I realized that the nature preserve, near my home in southern Maine, was the only place that made sense to me anymore--the predictability of the seasons, leaves flying on the autumn wind like embers,...
Flying Lessons
By the time I knocked on the door of the narrow rowhouse with slightly cockeyed shutters, I'd been shopping for a therapist for a month. The first one I'd met with, a psychologist in a smartly tailored suit, had shaken my hand briskly, pulled out...
From Reasearch to Practice, Addictions Treatment: Myth vs. Reality: Effective Interventions Often Don't Match Stereotypes
FROM RESEARCH TO PRACTICE BY JAY LEBOWAddictions Treatment: Myth vs. Reality Effective interventions often don't match stereotypesSubstance-abuse treatment used to bring to mind a no-holds-barred, in-your-face engagement, such as the notoriously confrontational...
From the Editor
During the more than two decades of its existence, the Networker has published, literally, millions of words about clinical knowledge, empirical research, and reflections on the therapeutic process, almost all of them by and for therapists. It's,...
If You're Fighting, Stop Fighting: Cold Mountain Takes Us on an Unforgettable Journey Home
If You're Fighting, Stop FightingCold Mountain takes us on an unforgettable journey home It was a dreadful year for the world, for the movies, and for me personally. I had three near-death experiences, starting with a heart attack in Florence, Italy....
On Being Sane in Insane Places
On Being Sane in Insane Placesby Lauren SlaterIt was 1972. Spiro Agnew had just resigned. Thomas Szasz had written The Myth of Mental Illness. R. D. Laing had challenged psychiatrists to rethink schizophrenia as a form of possible poetry. Only recently,...
Sibling Rivalry in Our Polarized Politics
Sibling Rivalry in Our Polarized PoliticsWhy liberals and conservatives see different worldsMoral Politics: How Liberals and Conservatives ThinkBy George LakoffUniversity of Chicago Press. 471 pp. ISBN: 0-226-46771-6The presidential election approaches...
Social Justice or Political Correctness: Confronting Racist Language in the Consulting Room
Social Justice or Political Correctness?Confronting racist language in the consulting roomQ:As a black therapist who's aware of the pervasive power of language, I'm troubled when clients or colleagues use the word black to refer to negative or unwanted...
The Downward Arrow
The Downward ArrowA therapist discovers what it's like to be a patientBY FRANK DATTILIOIn my decades of sometimes tedious work as a cognitive therapist, I've encountered scores of people--some of them gravely ill or dying--who seemed immune to my suggestions...
The Secret Lives of Clients
What really makes therapy work? Clinicians invest prodigious amounts of time and energy trying to find out--comparing notes with colleagues, poring over journals, attending workshops, reflecting on their own recent sessions. But how often do therapists...
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