New Therapist 15
The cutting-edge edition
YOU'VE GOTTA BELIEVE IN SOMETHING
When Peggy Papp, the Co-Director of the Brief Therapy Project at the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy in New York City, sees couples, she tends to talk about beliefs. Beliefs that the couple bring into their relationship, that is, and how these beliefs can have a powerful impact on how the couple solves the inevitable difficulties they encounter. Papp speaks about these in her latest book, Couples on the Fault Line. And now, in an exclusive interview, she speaks to New Therapist about the beliefs, the book and the couples she sees.
FEELING A LITTLE TOUCHED?
It's a touching story: A Swedish massage therapist who is bringing peace and connectedness to children through mutual classroom massage. Feeling a little cynical about a story like this. Then, click here to read about Howard Atkinson's cynicism about our professional cynicism about physical therapies.
ON THE EDGE OF PSYCHOANALYSIS
Robert Langs put himself on the sharp and often touchy edge of psychoanalysis when he propounded his Communicative Approach some decades back. That earns him a place in the cutting edge edition, in which we give the low-down on his approach and how it differs from mainstream psychoanalysis.
Now Langs is pushing into new territory with a suggestion that there's a crucial overlap between Buddhism and communicative psychotherapy.
IMAGES OF HEALING
Dave Edwards offers a case-study view of how he works with the inner child using guided imagery in schema focussed cognitive therapy.
New Therapist 13
The couples edition
A harmonious union of the couples therapies
The definitive guide to multimodally supercharged couple therapy, by longtime couples counsellor Graham Lindegger.
1,000 WEDDINGS AND AN AUTOPSY
A wide-ranging interview with John Gottman on what his extensive research points to for couple counsellors.
The humble Norwegian father of the reflecting team reflects on his forthcoming book (the first in about 10 years), the roads he's travelled in the interim and how they have led to the inspirational direction in which his therapeutic approach points.
New Therapist 14
The flesh edition
GOD, SEX AND THERAPY
As part of his PhD, Graeme Taute spoke intimately and candidly with three Anglican priests about their sexuality. If you are surprised that much of this was about what Taute likes to call "homoerotic" sexual fantasies, then you'll find it positively queer that his research unearthed a remarkably close relationship between God, sex and psychotherapy. In this exclusive article and excerpts from an interview with New Therapist, he unpacks why the three might not have been recognised to be the close, if uneasy neighbours, he insists they are.
Pick two therapists to talk about dealing with HIV/AIDS sufferers and you'd struggle to find two better placed than Michael Cassidy and Duncan Cartwright. Residents of KwaZulu/Natal, the South African province notorious for its world-beating HIV infection rates, these two have focused their energies for years on helping HIV/AIDS sufferers. In this article, they offer a seminal guide to approaching this pandemic with a psychoanalytic eye.
12 THINGS EVERY THERAPIST SHOULD KNOW ABOUT SEXUAL DIFFICULTIES
Dr. Frans Korb, a psychiatrist, psychologist and Clinical Research Physician for a major drug company oultines this essential dirty dozen.
FLESH OUTSIDE THE THERAPY ROOM
If you are part of a couple and a therapist, you are in permanent couples therapy. Take a few pointers from Tim Barry and Rob Pluke on how to ensure your therapy survives your relationship and your relationship survives your therapy.