Psychotherapy Networker

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Articles from Vol. 34, No. 2, March/April

At the Movies, Movie Magic: The Search for Transcendence in a Celluloid World
At the Movies By Fred WistowMovie Magic The search for transcendence in a celluloid worldOn the handful of channels that constituted the still-primitive medium that was television in the 1950s and early Ô60s--before talk shows metastasized into the omnipresence...
Bookmarks, Glorious Food: Ambivalence and Guilt Take Up a Lot of Space at Today's Dinner Tables
Bookmarks By Diane Cole Glorious Food Ambivalence and guilt take up a lot of space at today's dinner tablesThe Religion of Thinness Michelle M. Lelwica Gurze Books. 313 pp. ISBN: 9780936077550Born Round Frank Bruni Penguin Press. 354 pp. ISBN: 9781594202315 Eating...
Bright-Sided: A Naysayer's Guide to Positive Psychology
Bright-Sided A naysayer's guide to positive psychology by Barbara EhrenreichI approached my chance to interview Martin Seligman in May 2007 with some trepidation. Only three months earlier I had published an essay in Harper's critical of both positive...
Business of Therapy, Recession-Proofing Mantras: How to Stay Calm When Your Practice Seems to Be under Siege
The Business of Therapy By Lynn Grodzki Recession-Proofing Mantras How to stay calm when your practice seems to be under siegeFor therapists trying to keep their heads above water, struggling to fill their schedules with clients and show a profit every...
Case Study, Addicted to Sex: There Are No Shortcuts in Treating SA
Case StudyBy Alexandra KatehakisAddicted to SexThere are no shortcuts in treating SAWhile the subject of Sex Addiction (SA) no longer draws snickers or skepticism, defining it precisely and treating it still puzzles most psychotherapists. Marked by compulsive,...
Clinician's Digest
Clinician's digest By Garry CooperVirtual Reality TherapyHe's back in Iraq, on foot patrol, nervously walking down a street that suggests Basra, when it happens again--an explosion right across the street. The sidewalk shakes, he smells the acrid smoke,...
Contents
March/April 2010 Vol. 34 - No. 2 Cover Photo Kari Van Tine/images.comSPECIAL FEATURES The Evolving Concept of TraumaThe Long Shadow of Trauma By Mary Sykes Wylie As the battles and controversies over the forthcoming DSM-V heat up, a determined group...
Family Matters, Tough Love: They Don't Make Fathers like They Used To
Family Matters By Steven FriedmanTough Love They don't make fathers like they used to"Come with me," my father said before leaving our apartment, and then again in the taxi when it stopped in a neighborhood I'd never been to. Taking a taxi seemed odd...
From the Editor
From the EditorTrauma, which literally means "wound," is a charged word, referring to a severe, even life-threatening physical injury--bones smashed, flesh torn, and body parts twisted--associated with brutality, violence, and sudden calamity. It's oddly...
In Consultation, Take a Breath: Using Yoga to Create a Sense of Well-Being in Your Office
IN CONSULTATION By Amy Weintraub Take a Breath Using yoga to create a sense of well-being in your office Q: I've recently joined a yoga class and notice how much lighter and happier I feel afterward. I'm wondering if there are aspects of yoga that I...
The Long Shadow of Trauma: Childhood Abuse May Be Our Number One Public Health Issue
The long Shadow of Trauma Childhood abuse may be our number one public health issue by Mary Sykes WylieBack in the late 1970s, a motley crew of Vietnam War vets, sympathetic psychiatrists, antiwar activists, and church groups undertook a crusade to...
Therapy in the Danger Zone: Breaking the Cycle of Family Trauma
Therapy in the Danger Zone Breaking the cycle of family trauma by Mary Jo BarrettAlthough it was 32 years ago, I can still remember my first therapy case like it was yesterday. Fresh out of grad school, on the first day of my first job, I was handed...
The Trauma Myth: Understanding the True Dynamics of Sexual Abuse
The Trauma Myth Understanding the true dynamics of sexual abuse by Susan ClancyAs a graduate student at Harvard in the mid-1990s, I participated in research studies carried out by the psychology department that began in October 1996 and continued until...

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