Articles & Interviews


A Few Simple Questions
by Saul Spiro
A satiric take on the Mental Status Exam.

Gottman and Gray: The Two Johns
by Hara Estroff Marano
One is the gold standard; the other the gold earner. Take a wild guess which is which.

Duped and Recouped
by Nancy Fishman, PhD and Jeffrey Kottler, PhD
Empathy and compassion generally serve us well with our clients, but aren't necessarily the skills we need to navigate the world of running a practice. This story, excerpted from Duped: Lies and Deception in Psychotherapy serves as a cautionary tale.

Couch Fiction
by Philippa Perry and Junko Graat
Couch Fiction allows you to peep through the key-hole of the therapy room door and read the mind of the protagonists.

Sleep and the Therapist: A Poem
by Esther W. Wright-Wilson
A therapist poetically chronicles an underreported occupational hazard.

The God of Hellfire Will See You Now
by Matt Wolff
How often does a proto-Goth heavy metal rock star become a psychotherapist?

Two Therapy Poems
by Esther W. Wright-Wilson
Poems by Esther Wright-Wilson about those unsettling moments in therapy that we can all relate to.

The Dark Intruder
by Esther W. Wright-Wilson
Psychotherapist-poet Esther Wright-Wilson muses about the moment an insect intrudes on a therapy session.

Bad Therapy: What You Didn't Learn in Grad School
by Deb Kory
Psychologist and content manager Deb Kory pulls no punches in critiquing what is missing from our training programs, and calls for more authenticity, humor and humility in the ways we teach and learn to practice therapy.