Issues & Developments

Tracking the evolution of our field
Article September 1, 2023
Arnoldo Cantú

There’s a big, hairy problem shadowing our field: what, exactly, is a mental disorder? Is using diagnostic language helping or hurting our clients? The way... Read more

Article September 1, 2023

The Future of Diagnosis

Traveling Beyond the Limits of the DSM

Take a magical journey beyond the DSM’s pathologizing legacy to a place where therapists can name and categorize suffering, while still taking into account... Read more

Article September 1, 2023

A Never-Ending Adjustment Disorder

How Therapists Navigate the Paradox of Diagnosis

A lot can go awry when you identify a person with a disorder—but avoiding diagnosis altogether isn’t always the right solution either. How are therapists... Read more

Article July 1, 2023

Hypnosis Revisited

Harnessing Therapy’s Most Versatile Tool

Clinical hypnosis has a rich history, broad applications, and sound research behind it—so why aren’t more therapists using it? Read more

Article March 1, 2023

Invisible Legacies

The Ubiquity of Trauma

When his wife texts to say she’s running late to pick him up at the airport, a renowned trauma expert reexperiences a life-altering moment from his past. Read more

Article March 1, 2023

Medicare Reimbursement for Counselors and MFTs

The Legislation Finally Passes

After more than three decades of advocacy, counselors and MFTs are finally celebrating a landmark piece of legislation permitting them to receive Medicare... Read more

Article January 4, 2023

The New Premarital Counseling

A Good Match for Therapists?

Premarital counseling is growing in popularity, and research indicates it has numerous benefits. So why aren't more therapists offering it? Read more

Article January 3, 2023

A Reimbursement Dream Realized

With New Law, 33 Years of Advocacy Finally Pays Off

The passage of the Mental Health Access Improvement Act—the product of more than three decades of advocacy—is a historic moment that removes a significant... Read more

Article November 29, 2022

Are Licensing Exams Failing Clinicians?

Reevaluating Our Gatekeeping

Despite the need to assess competency, some say licensing exams risk leaving good clinicians behind. Read more

Article November 29, 2022

Supporting Women's Voices

Carol Gilligan on Today's Patriarchy

More than 50 years after feminist psychologist Carol Gilligan's pivotal study on how women think about the choices in their lives, she speaks up about our... Read more

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