The Rise of Eco-Anxiety
Dire climate reports and grim environmental realities are generating a new kind of eco-anxiety. What can therapists do?
Navigating Life’s Final Stages
As we age, our bodies and relationships change, and the pace of change accelerates. At 70, we’re unlikely to be able to function as we did in our 50s. We require fresh visions and new paradigms for framing our experiences. What worked yesterday will not be sufficient for tomorrow.
Tales from the Better Angels Bus Tour
There’s a troubling trend toward viewing people who differ from us politically not just as uninformed or misguided, but as ill-motivated and dangerous. Through an organization called Better Angels, a couples therapist and an intrepid group of other concerned citizens embark on a bus tour to see what they can learn about shifting the standoff between Red and Blue America.
How to Change Minds: Reasoning Will Get You Nowhere
The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
When it comes to truly changing minds, reasoning will get you nowhere.
Why Are We Still so Tongue-Tied?
If you’re like most couples therapists, you know how to help partners communicate more clearly, handle conflict with less uproar, and connect more emphatically. But 50 years after the so-called sexual revolution, many therapists are still unsure about how and when to talk about sexual issues. In our obsession with pop sexuality, we’ve vastly overestimated the power of sexual acts while vastly underestimating the feelings associated with them.
Highlights From Symposium 2015
After a brutal winter that would’ve given Ernest Shackleton pause, more than 3,700 therapists welcomed the opportunity to escape cabin fever, get out of the house, and greet spring at the 38th annual Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. What follows are some of the highlights from this year’s exploration of the clinical innovations, scientific advances, and technological developments shaping the future of our field.
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It’s time we address the psychological toll of the daily bombardment of information that permeates our lives.
What Makes Fanatics Tick? Exploring the Psyches of People on the Fringe
Review of The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science
A new book investigates the worldview of a range of fanatics who’ve dedicated their lives to holding onto to their antiscientific and antihistorical claims.
Perspectives on Therapy’s Questions
Excerpts from a series of interviews with some of the wisest souls in the field of psychology and psychotherapy on essential questions clinicians struggle with every day.
We Need to Expand Our Moral Imagination
We live in a culture of denial, especially about the grim reality of climate change. Sure, we want to savor the occasional shrimp cocktail without having to brood about ruined mangroves, but we can’t solve a problem we can’t face.
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