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Are We a Brand? “Reflections on What Brand Is Your Therapist?”* by Lori Gottlieb

In this thought provoking New York Times piece Gottlieb, a relatively new therapist (and former journalist) describes the dilemmas many clinicians face in terms of “how much” and “how to” market themselves.  This challenge is compounded on increased pressures on … Continue reading

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What makes us better?: A new study calls into question our understanding of change.

A recent study about a so called “honest placebo” has received a good deal of attention. This study is particularly intriguing because unlike other studies of placebo interventions the participants clearly knew they were being given a placebo, yet still … Continue reading

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