September/October 2018 Issue Cover


The Future of Talk Therapy?

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Editor's Note

Rich Simon

When I first heard about the growing research on the therapeutic use of psychedelics to treat... Read more

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Therapy’s Psychedelic Renaissance

A Different Kind of Healing Journey

It’s been nearly 30 years since SSRIs came on the scene, but despite their ubiquity and pairing with a variety of talk- and body-centered treatments, the... Read more

Between Two Worlds

Trauma Treatment on the Edge
Marcela Ot’alora G.

A clinician accustomed to treating trauma in her private practice is also an investigator of an MDMA-assisted psychotherapy research project. From this dual... Read more

As a researcher and outspoken advocate for therapeutic innovation, Bessel van der Kolk has been as influential as anyone in shaping the landscape of trauma... Read more

A practitioner trained in the orthodox Western model of medicine develops a deep respect for the healing power of psychedelic plants and shamanism. What he... Read more

The Challenge of Psychedelic Therapy

How It Could Change Your Practice

With his latest book, How to Change Your Mind, noted author Michael Pollan has drawn a comprehensive portrait of the growing psychedelic therapy movement. In... Read more

Extra Feature

Chronic Pain Reconsidered

A New Role for Therapists

Only one percent of patients suffering from acute back pain have a significant structural abnormality in their back, and a remarkably low percentage of back... Read more


End-of-Session Bombshells

Handling Doorknob Moments

A Playful Path to Attachment

A Mother and Adopted Daughter Learn to Bond

The U-Curve of Happiness

Should Big Data Be Believed?

Comfort Me

Embracing Grief in a Laundromat