New Therapist 33
The foundations edition
A crazy way to go?
Loren Mosher is dead. We pay tribute to his seminal contributions to the drive to reverse the moral bankruptcy of quarters of modern psychiatric practice.
Phil Barker's Tidal Model of mental health recovery goes back a few steps before going forward. Back to defi ning who the real experts are in therapy and forward to what empowered clients can do for themselves.
So what do return on investment, economic policy and the national treasury have to do with early childhood conditions. Everything, according to Art Rolnick, a banker, an economist and a staunch advocate for the economic value of sound early childhood environments.
New Therapist 31
The relational edition
By John C. Norcross and Clara E. Hill.
The debate rages on about empirically supported treatments. But here's the lowdown on a much more critical and powerful element of psychotherapy: Empirically supported therapy relationships. By John C. Norcross and Clara E. Hill.
New thoughts about getting old
Ken and Mary Gergen tell New Therapist about their new initiatives in rethinking the worn out ideas about getting old.
A man dying of AIDS
By Dr. Arthur Rosengarten.
Sorting tarot cards may sound like an unlikely way for a terminally ill AIDS patient to make sense of his last weeks in therapy. Or is it?
New Therapist 32
The hearing voices edition
Voice of reason?
Julian Jaynes proposed, decades ago, that auditory hallucinations of the kind that patients occasionally report, were the last vestiges of what he called the bicameral mind. But what would Jaynes' much-debated ideas have to say about therapy. That's what we asked Marcel Kuijsten, Executive Director of the Julian Jaynes society.
Providing psychotherapy services to individuals who hear voices is a demanding task. But what happens when a group of voice hearers gathers to discuss their experiences of such voices. And, more pertinently, as the therapist who facilitates such a discussion, what ought you to know. In this exhaustive introduction to hearing voices groups, one of the groundbreaking groups in the field shares its tried and tested methods.
Blowing the whistle on the fighting
More often than not, therapy is about helping clients to find preferred voices. In this case, the voices of two children find expression in their innovative use of the old-fashioned whistle.