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. 33, No. 3, May/June

A Day in the Life, Ultimate Questions: A Therapist Confronts Her Own Magical Thinking
A Day In the Life By Barbara StockUltimate Questions A therapist confronts her own magical thinkingOrdinarily, my practice hums happily along with few surprises, and I expected this day to be no different. I hadn't scheduled any new clients. The folks...
Bookmarks, the Art of the Practical: The Triumphs and Limits of Psychotherapy
Bookmarks By Richard Handler The Art of the Practical The triumphs and limits of psychotherapyAmerican Therapy: The Rise of Psychotherapy in the United States Jonathan Engel Gotham Books. 351 pp. ISBN 978-1-592-4038-06Jonathan Engel begins his history...
Clinician's Digest
Clinician's Digest By Garry CooperAutism and VaccinesIn mid-February, the growing number of parents of autistic children who insist the condition is triggered by thimerosal, a mercury-laced preservative in vaccines, were dealt a setback when a federal...
Family Matters ,Timelines: Rituals Bond the Past to the Future
Family Matters By Roberta Israeloff Timelines Rituals bond the past to the futureThough the rebellious thought had been rumbling around in my mind for days, it rose to the surface and erupted when the oven door broke. The outer door had separated from...
From the Editor
From The EditorFor most of human history, the whole premise underlying psychotherapy--that people could somehow change their basic psychological orientation toward life--would have been thought completely preposterous. Inborn temperament was a given,...
In Consultation, A Sea-Change for Psychotherapy?: A Long-Awaited Bill Presents New Opportunities and Challenges
IN CONSULTATION By Mark Lanci and Anne SprengA Sea-Change for Psychotherapy? A long-awaited bill presents new opportunities and challengesQ: How is the newly passed national Mental Health Parity Bill likely to affect my practice?A: While most of the...
Screening Room, Move over, Meryl: Kate Winslet Ascends to Center Stage
Screening Room by Frank PittmanMove Over, Meryl Kate Winslet ascends to center stageSome movie actresses--like Garbo, Hepburn, Davis, and Bergman--are immortal. Long after they disappear from the planet, they remain alive in our imaginations, bigger...
The Best of Times: A Record Crowd Gathers at Symposium 2009
The Best of TimesA record crowd gathers at Symposium 2009 By Richard HandlerBy now, we're used to huge numbers being thrown around in Washington, but, in the midst of today's Great Financial Meltdown, to get 3,600 therapists to take their credit cards...
The Three Marriages: Finding the Connections between Work, Family, and Self
The Three Marriages Finding the connections between work, family, and self by David WhyteThe current understanding of work-life balance is too simplistic. People find it hard to balance work with family, family with self, because it might not be a question...
Who Do You Think You Are?: The Enduring Mystery of Temperament
Who Do You Think You Are? The enduring mystery of temperamentBy Marian SandmaierOne afternoon not long ago, my body mocked my pretensions, toppled my carefully constructed persona, and forced me to rethink who I am. I was lounging at the dining room...
Why Him? Why Her?: A Massive Internet Survey Proposes the Answer to an Age-Old Question
Why Him? Why Her? A massive Internet survey proposes the answer to an age-old question by Helen Fisher"Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter to the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other. Now...
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