New Therapist 24
The mind-control edition
In three minds
Making sense of mind control, from three key perspectives
Psychologist and cult survivor Steve Hassan talks about his work with members of cult-like organisations
I, Deborah Layton
Deborah Layton left Jonestown six months before 913 fellow followers of Jim Jones were found poisoned or shot to death. She talks to New Therapist about the kind of help she'd have liked and got.
Social therapists Fred Newman and Lois Holzman respond to allegations that their brand of therapy operates like a cult.
Two's company, one's allowed
Couple therapists David and Jill Scharff and Michele Weiner Davis debate the merits or otherwise of couple counselling with one partner.
New Therapist 22
The revolution edition
"Relational disorders": Welcome diagnostic revolution or psychiatric delusion? We ask Ken Gergen, Lynn Hoffman, Jay Lebow, Peggy Papp and Thomas Szasz.
Elio Frattaroli's new book Healing the Soul in the Age of the Brain pulls no punches. And it might presage the throwing of a few metaphorical punches in his revolution to have psychotherapy accorded a place at least equal to that of psychiatric medication. Elio speaks exclusively to New Therapist on his incisive take on the mental health world of the 21st century.
Major pain in the ass
J. Wyatt Ehrenfels has a big mouth. But the stuff that comes out of this fellow's trap could engender the kind of productive, growth-oriented pain that psychology is happy to sell to others but reluctant to administer to itself.
New Therapist 23
The wordy edition
Publish and be damned (good)
The psychotherapist's guide to getting published,
surviving the ride and writing about the process.
First, get yourself to write...
But first read, then write
Glossary of publishing speak
Step-by-step guide to turning your literary
endeavours into published works
Write of passage
A philosopher/psychotherapist refl ects on the
struggle to get her work published
Surviving the DT's and other maladies
New York Times writer Pat Olsen on making space for black cats, alcoholic parents and absent siblings in the rewriting of a life story.
Sophia Richman was haunted by her holocaust experiences for decades. That was until she wrote her way to health in her recent book, A Wolf in the Attic. Click here to read the full article.
A web of opportunities
Getting more clients via the internet