Virtual Reality in Therapy
To date, virtual reality’s most visible therapeutic role has been in the treatment of phobias and other conditions where it’s served as an adjunct to imaginary and in-vivo modalities. However, newer applications have started to move beyond the idea of altering our sense of place to emphasize altering our very sense of self. So what will that mean for our field?
Breaking the Chain of Resentment: How to Help Clients Move Past Old Wounds
How do you strike a balance between validation and empowerment in helping those afflicted with chronic resentment?
The Doctor Is In. . . Your Phone
Is Technology Changing Our Minds? What Therapists Need to Know in the Digital Age
Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Gary Small on what therapists should know about how technology is altering our brains, for both good and ill.
Mendota, a Youth-Treatment of Last Resort
The word psychopath distinguishes hard-bitten predators. Research shows a treatment center—run by shrinks, not wardens—has reduced new violent offenses by 50 percent. What accounts for the Mendota Treatment Center’s success?
Can Video Games Power Up Your Practice?
Helping Our Clients Take Their Best Shot
A new style of working has emerged that integrates the in-depth understanding of traditional therapy with the experience of being instructed, pushed, and challenged identified with coaching. But can a clinician effectively encompass both styles with the same client?
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Coaching and Our Assumptions
A new breed of therapist believes that it’s disrespectful not to say to clients displaying obnoxious, selfish, or self-defeating behaviors what traditionalists might only share in a supervision group.
Can Genes Predict Therapy Outcome?
What’s Missing from this Picture?
Therapists usually enter the field because they’re drawn to it and have innate capacities to do the work. But whether they excel depends largely on their professional community. Unfortunately, current psychotherapy practice doesn’t foster excellence as much as mediocrity, inertia, and an intense fear of change.
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