The Psych Central Report

Issue 4, March 2005

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The Patient-Therapist Relationship: Ending the Relationship
By SS8282
This is Part 3 in a series of three articles on the patient-therapist relationship. The first part deals with how to choose amongst the kinds of therapists and mental health professionals available. The second part looks at professionalism within the patient-therapist relationship. The third part discusses knowing when to end a patient-therapist relationship. Read more...

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Attachment Relationships
By Rapunzel
Whether you are a parent, or have been a child, you definitely are involved with attachment. As babies, we all attach to our caregivers, and throughout life, we form new attachment relationships with friends and teachers. Therapy involves another attachment relationship also, not unlike the attachment between a child and caregiver. This article explains what attachment is, and how secure or insecure attachment is formed. Secure attachment is marked by an open communication style, which is also discussed. Open communication is something that can be cultivated in a parent-child relationship, and also something to look for in other relationships, including a therapeutic relationship. Although the information is given as pertaining to a parent-child relationship because attachment begins in infancy, a parallel may be made to other relationships in which one person provides care to another. Read more...

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News Update
A news update of some of the most important psychology, mental and behavioral health news items from around the 'Net in the past few weeks.

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What's New on Psych Central
A listing of updated or new resources added to Psych Central during the month of February 2005.
   Getting Help for Procrastination
By John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
Procrastination is a common issue amongst students and many adults. There are many who struggle with deadlines everyday, with the feeling of impending doom as the exam or project date looms. It is one of the largest problems seen in college counseling centers, and it is something nearly everyone has had to deal with at some point in their lives. This article, the second in a two-part series, describes strategies to help yourself overcome procrastination. Read more...

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Community Community Update
By Ozzie
As the end of winter approaches, changes continue to be made at Forums @ PsychCentral. Two new forum moderators have been added to the moderating team, Nerak and kimmydawn. And as the effects of grey winter days continue to get us down, members' moods were often apologetic in nature. I noticed a number of posts containing the words 'I'm sorry'. Some members in the midst of depression or anger lash out at others and later apologize. Members were sorry for whining, sorry for posting in the wrong place, sorry for stepping on others' toes and sorry for being themselves. Read more...

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