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The alternatives edition
A few big, fat theories
America begins to size up its obesity crisis
Boxing the memories
Africa's novel therapeutic response to the emotional ravages of the Aids epidemic.
Herbs for heads
A therapist's primer of the most commonly used alternative remedies for depression and anxiety problems.
Some reflections on the alternatives to what many assume to be the normal, corrosive run of things in the life of a professional therapist: Burnout.
And after psychiatry...
Reflections on the shape of mental health care after mainstream, medically dominated psychiatry has run its course.
A smart look at stuck learners
More Chinese placebo puzzles: And more meanderings through the benign power of the placebo and the dangers of antidepressants.
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The boundaries edition
Internationally renowned psychoanalyst and writer Glen Gabbard talks about treating, managing and overcoming the effects of sexual boundary transgressions.
Consciousness that transcends spacetime
The metapsychology of psychoanalysis gives us a lens that makes it hard to see some of the material clients bring to their sessions. Andrew Powell explores an alternative vantage point that includes far more than what traditional psychoanalysis takes into account.
Solution focused therapy for agency settings
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The inside-out edition
Welsh psychiatrist David Healy takes on the pharma giants - from within.
Drug makers on the ropes
Pharmaceutical companies have received some uncomfortable attention from government bodies in a few countries of late. And the law enforcers are asking awkward questions about the way the drug makers are "testing", "marketing" and reporting on their pyschiatric products to the medical fraternity.
Gianfranco Cecchin, the humble cofounder of the Milan school of family therapy passed away on February 2. We remember his contributions to the therapy world and the very beginnings of New Therapist.
Recommended reads for this edition
In this edition, we remember Gianfranco Cecchin, the gently provocative but eternally self-examining co-founder of the Milan school of family therapy. But Cecchin, after the erosion of the group that constituted the Milan school, increasingly turned his atttention to the prejudices therapists bring to their consultations with clients. And there's no better introduction to this critical, irreverent later period in his work than our two book selections for this edition.