The Pulse is Family Systems Therapists Northwest’s online magazine. It features scholarly articles and clinical insights from a systems perspective. We encourage FSTNW members, as well as members of our professional community, to submit articles or story ideas by contacting Chris Crosser at email@example.com or 360-734-3166.
“The infidelity is not in the sex... but in the secrecy. It isn’t whom you lie with. It’s whom you lie to.” ~ Frank Pittman, from "Private Lies" Continue reading
by Taylor A. Moss, LMFT
As I ventured out into the great world of private practice I had all sorts of visions on what the job would look like – complex cases that I would need to unpack with my… Continue reading
by Karen Richards, LMFT
My husband and I have a dream. After the kids leave for college, we dream of living a slower paced life out on the Olympic Peninsula. There’s not a lot of jobs out there, and so… Continue reading
Grow Your Practice: Marketing
This is the first installment in a series designed to assist you in marketing your practice. Part one: assessing your relationship with marketing.
Marketing your private practice is not like selling a car or a vacuum… Continue reading
by Jessa Zimmerman, LMHC
I love being a sex therapist because sex is important. Our sexuality is a birthright. Expressing it can be an experience of pleasure, connection, playfulness, creativity, and love. Continue reading
Jessa Zimmerman reminds us, “As therapists, we communicate permission to talk about sex when we introduce the topic and are comfortable with the conversation.” Continue reading
Today, sex between minors is criminalized, or not, depending on the age of the “victim” and the age gap between the participants. Continue reading
Outcome studies in couple therapy demonstrated the beneficial effects of partners expressing their emotional insecurities and nurturing their emotional dependence with one another. Continue reading
Can a therapist hear both cultural worldviews fairly without ethnocentric judgment? Continue reading
Curated content from the web, as recommended by your colleagues. Continue reading