January/February 2021 Cover

Hanging in There

Creating Lifelines for Today’s Kids

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Editor's Note

Livia Kent

Part of honoring our founder and longtime editor, Rich Simon, who passed away in November, has been... Read more

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Families Under Pressure

Helping Relieve Today’s Parents & Kids

The pandemic has created an emotional petri dish for kids and parents who are stuck in place, terribly stressed, and feeling alone. How are families supposed... Read more

Bridging the Gap

School–Therapy Collaboration in Trying Times

Although it’s never been easy to take oh-so-familiar systems principles and put them to work in real life, the devastating sweep of the pandemic has made... Read more

A Turning Point for Caregivers

Discussing the Hidden Impacts of the Pandemic

Our current caregiving crisis is a societal failure, not the result of one family’s shortcomings. Read more

The Black Youth Suicide Epidemic

Confronting Misconceptions and Inequities

Self-harm is not a culturally specific phenomenon, but it’s often misunderstood and overlooked in Black children by a society that forces them to grow up... Read more

A Field Day for OCD?

Helping Kids Stay Grounded

In this genuinely hazardous COVID-19 environment, how can therapists help kids and families reject their OCD safety rituals? Read more

Reaching “Unreachable” Teens & Tweens

12 Tips to Get You in the Side Door

Building a relationship with heavily armored, developmentally regressed, profoundly sad adolescents is no small feat. They don’t exactly let you in the front... Read more

Extra Feature

IFS and Chronic Pain

Listening to Inner Parts that Hold the Hurt

If most chronic pain is maintained by complex mind–body interactions, how can therapists help treat it? Read more


The Transformative Power of Loss

Helping Clients Cope with Aging and Grief

Gender-Affirmative Therapy

Helping Transgender Clients Begin Their Journey

Beyond Normal

Our Evolving Attitudes Toward Mental Illness

Rhythm Guitar

Stepping Out of a Big Brother's Shadow