The pleasure of curating this magazine never wanes. There is always fascinating material coming in from around the globe. In this vein, we continue our series of international Last Words with Flavio Cannistra from Italy. He begins with a famous quote which produces his intriguing title – A people of psychologists. Each month of this year will have reflections from a different country. It is so important to be aware of what is happening outside your own country or region.

We are fortunate, again, to have a new book extract from Norton. I was very pleased to see that a long-time colleague and friend has added to the Norton IPNB library. Aldrich Chan brings us a fascinatingly unique perspective in Reassembling Models of Reality: Theory and Clinical Practice. Once you have read the opening section, you may never quite wake up the same way again!

Another good friend and colleague has continued to develop the concepts captured in his book, The Art of Creating a Magical Session. Paul J Leslie also features in a recent podcast and he uses this article to take us further into these ideas. Paul brings important balance to the meaning of the word “science” as the “knowing of” by expanding us beyond technical details and into the therapeutic experience.

Rapidly becoming a new friend and colleague is Michele Coleman who has put together a valuable article on working with younger people. Making a difference in the Life of a Child: The Relationship is Key deepens our understanding of the nature of emotional dysregulation and the ways in which we can help develop emotional regulation, resonance and resilience. She describes critical factors that we need to understand and how we can implement all these things in practice.
And as a special treat we have a book review from our occasional book reviewer, Gunnel Minett. When Brains Dream: Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep. Gunnel’s reviews are always lifted by her insightful expansions of the book’s content. We are fortunate to have these reviews.

It may sound like we only publish articles by our friends, but it is the reverse. People write for The Science of Psychotherapy and that connection grows into collegiate and even personal friendships. We would love to be the vessel that publishes what is important to you. Don’t hesitate to reach out and let me know how you would like to contribute – – I look forward to hearing from you.



Making a Difference in the Life of a Child: The Relationship is Key Michele Coleman

Reassembling Models of Reality: Theory and Clinical Practice Aldrich Chan

Bringing the Magic Back: Two Concepts for Creating Transformational Experiences in Therapy Paul J. Leslie

WHEN BRAINS DREAM, Exploring the Science and Mystery of Sleep Review by Gunnel Minett

“A people of psychologists” Psychotherapy in Italy Flavio Cannistrà

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