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There is so much going on around the world these days, from bushfires in Australia, to political unrest, and the dangerous appearance of a new virus. Getting these issues under control is an enormous struggle for both governments and populations. At the same time, we have long-standing issues that continue to affect large numbers of people. In this issue we look at three very serious issues—addiction, post menstrual dysphoric disorder, and narcissism. In each of these, we offer something new, creative and innovative that has already helped many and, we at The Science of Psychotherapy, hope will help many more.

As promised, we follow up Maria Kostyanaya’s article on narcissism with a brave and revealing case study, The Wounded Healer or Under the Spell of a Covert Narcissist. We are taken into the life of someone who has suffered this experience. An intelligent, educated woman from the psychology field, found herself in this bizarre and damaging world. How can this happen? This well-articulated narrative gives us invaluable insights.

We also have the pleasure and privilege to publish two original works from practitioners in the field. First, Jay Noricks, a long term practitioner and researcher from Nevada, presents the denouement of his career - How Parts and Memory Therapy with Memory Reconsolidation Bring Remission to Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). We have long been advocates for memory reconsolidation and our conversations with the author have won our hearts as well. We believe this is a meaningful and important contribution to the health and well-being of women.

Our second important contribution is a treatment protocol for addiction that I first saw presented at a conference. The Addiction Recovery 4mat: Developing a Comprehensive, Client-Centred Treatment Plan by Chris Davidson with Sean Thomas O’Brien is an insightful understanding and treatment for addiction that has emerged from Chris’s work over many years among addicts in Australia. The program has been used to benefit many hundreds of patients and we hope that other experts in the field will want to explore this further.

We are grateful for every person who reads the innovative work that The Science of Psychotherapy presents. Assist us and the authors with your comments and your advice. And, let us assist you if you have something that needs publication. We are always ready to look at articles and do what we can to assist. Please email us for information about submissions.

RICHARD HILL | EDITOR

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Science News From Around The World

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The Wounded Healer or Under the Spell of a Covert Narcissist
A Case Study
Maria Kostyanaya

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How Parts and Memory Therapy with Memory Reconsolidation Bring Remission to
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Jay Noricks

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The Addiction Recovery 4mat: Developing a Comprehensive, Client-Centred Treatment Plan
Chris Davidson with Sean Thomas O’Brien

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