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About Behavior Therapy
A brief article describing the components and benefits of behavioral psychotherapy (also known and practiced as cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Behavior therapy is a structured approach that carefully measures what the person is doing and then seeks to increase chances for positive experience.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/about-behavior-therapy/000669 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2065 - Rate This | Details
About Cognitive Therapy
Cognitive therapy is based on the theory that much of how we feel is determined by what we think. Disorders, such as depression, are believed to be the result of faulty thoughts and beliefs. By correcting these inaccurate beliefs, the personís perception of events and emotional state improve.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/about-cognitive-psychotherapy/000672 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1613 - Rate This | Details
About Group Therapy
A brief article describing the components and benefits of group psychotherapy (as opposed to individual therapy). Group therapy provides psychotherapy treatment in a format where there is typically one therapist and six to twelve participants with related problems.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/about-group-therapy/000677 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1010 - Rate This | Details
About Interpersonal Therapy
Interpersonal therapy focuses on the interpersonal relationships of the depressed person. The idea of interpersonal therapy is that depression can be treated by improving the communication patterns and how people relate to others.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/about-interpersonal-therapy/000679 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1545 - Rate This | Details
An Introduction to Psychotherapy
A brief, general article describing the five major types of psychotherapy conducted today.
Psychotherapy is a process focused on helping you heal and learn more constructive ways to deal with the problems or issues within your life. It can also be a supportive process when going through a difficult period or under increased stress, such as starting a new career or going through a divorce.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/an-introduction-to-psychotherapy/00012 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1802 - Rate This | Details
About Family Therapy
Family therapy is a style where cognitive, behavior or interpersonal therapy may be employed. Family therapy views a personís symptoms as taking place in the larger context of the family. Just as a particular department in a business organization may suffer because of the problems in another department, a person with depression may be responding to larger family issues.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/about-family-therapy/000674 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 799 - Rate This | Details
Characteristics of Effective Counseling
It takes two to work out a good counseling session. Counselors must be efficient, and the client must be willing to get help or to change. What should you expect from your counselor?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/characteristics-of-effective-counseling/00093 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 920 - Rate This | Details
Couples and Marriage Counseling
This article discusses when couples counseling can help, how to find a therapist, what to expect and the responsibilities of the couple entering into couples therapy.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/couples-counseling/000113 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 365 - Rate This | Details
Licensed clinician specializing in Skype Therapy and Skype Coaching for depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.
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Do Educational Degrees Matter?
What is more important--that the therapist has many degrees and has been to many conferences and sessions, or that the counselor is trying to help you out with your life? Dr. Grohol discusses this issue.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/do-educational-degrees-matter/00014 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 157 - Rate This | Details
Do You Need Therapy?
People with a wide range of problems ó from depression to marital strife to simple phobias like the fear of flying ó can reap the benefits of psychotherapy.
Determining whether you need psychotherapy or not to help you with a life or mental health issue is often no easy thing for most people. This article describes some of the issues that can benefit from psychotherapy.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/do-you-need-therapy/000681 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 605 - Rate This | Details
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a relatively new clinical treatment that has been scientifically evaluated. This form of therapy is an increasingly popular method to help individuals deal with trauma and phobias.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/eye-movement-desensitization-and-reprocessing/000673 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 569 - Rate This | Details
Finding a Therapist
So you've made the decision to start psychotherapy, but what now? How do you go about finding a reliable, helpful therapist?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/finding-a-therapist/000675 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 371 - Rate This | Details
Finding Psychological Help for Your Child
Parents of children who need psychological treatment face a series of struggles. On top of the still-present stigma of mental illness, thereís the search for competent and appropriate professionals and the battle with health-insurance providers to fund the sometimes long-term therapy needed. If you have concerns about your child's mental health well-being, this article will help you understand the options available to you to help your child.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/finding-psychological-help-for-your-child/000670 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 223 - Rate This | Details
Frequently Asked Questions About Psychotherapy
This FAQ answers questions such as:
Can an individual and therapist have a relationship outside of therapy?
Does therapy involve physical touch?
Is it okay for therapists and patients to date?
Will my therapist be angry if I switch to another practitioner?
Which is better, therapy or medication?
Should I see a male or female therapist?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/faqs-about-psychotherapy/000117 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 299 - Rate This | Details
Getting A Referral for Psychotherapy
Dr. Grohol discusses how to get a referral for psychotherapy from a friend, online, or from a doctor.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/getting-a-referral-for-psychotherapy/00015 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 108 - Rate This | Details
History of Psychotherapy
Emotional and psychological problems have been around forever. Treatment of such problems have changed over the years, and even sometimes treatments have been created when there were no treatments previously. This is a small biography of the history of psychotherapy.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/history-of-psychotherapy/000115 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 313 - Rate This | Details
How Much Therapy Is Enough?
How do you know when you've had enough psychotherapy? This article helps you understand the process and when to make the decision to end your therapy treatment. The ending phase of psychotherapy is an important part of the overall therapeutic experience, and the decision to end ideally is made by you and your therapist.
Sometimes the individual and the therapist agree that it is time to end therapy and sometimes they have different opinions. In either case, it is a good idea to discuss the issue thoroughly prior to making a final decision.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/how-much-therapy-is-enough/000678 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 697 - Rate This | Details
Rational Suggestion Therapy article as first seen in Medical Hypnoanalysis. Hypnotherapy in this article, written for a professional psychology journal, is seen as an effective component in a mostly cognitive behavioral counseling strategy. The article explains a step by step method of how hypnotherapy may be incorporated into such a psychological treatment. Though it specifically discusses a hypnotherapy plan derived from material arising in Rational-Emotive therapy discussions, and in what manner the revealed material may be transformed into rational hypnotherapy suggestions, the overall approach to hypnotherapy lends itself to material discovered in other modes of counseling, as well.
http://self-hypnosis.org/ - 6-Dec-2003 - Hits: 344 - Rate This | Details
Interview Your Therapist
No, this isn't bring your therapist to work day. However, by interviewing your therapist during or before your initial session, you can learn if he or she will be more suited to help you with your needs and will meet your expectations. Read this article to find out what kind of questions to ask, and why there are not really too many questions bad enough NOT to ask.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/interview-your-therapist/000118 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 279 - Rate This | Details
Knowing When to Call it Quits in Psychotherapy
Psych Central's guide, written by John M. Grohol, Psy.D., to discovering when it's time to call it quits in your current psychotherapy. Too many people stay far too long in therapy when it's no longer providing them with support or professional help. Knowing when to say goodbye is just as important as knowing when to get help in the first place.
http://psychcentral.com/library/therapy.html - 21-Sep-2004 - Hits: 472 - Rate This | Details
Description and evaluation of Freud's psychoanalysis. With some interesting diagrams, cartoons, and good information--makes learning about psychoanalysis entertaining!
http://www.simplypsychology.org/psychoanalysis.html - 28-Jun-2008 - Hits: 245 - Rate This | Details
Psychodynamic therapy, also known as insight-oriented therapy, focuses on unconscious processes as they are manifested in a personís present behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a clientís self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior. Read more about Psychodynamic Therapy and how it can be used here.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/psychodynamic-therapy/000119 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 390 - Rate This | Details
Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders
This article lists how psychotherapy can be beneficial to many different anxiety disorders.
Therapy may be more effective over the long run and may help eliminate or neglegate the use of antianxiety medications. If you are interested in reading about how psychotherapy for anxiety can be beneficial, this article is for you.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/psychotherapy-for-anxiety-disorders/0004 - 1-Mar-2006 - Hits: 384 - Rate This | Details
Psychotherapy Notes and HIPAA
What is HIPAA and how does it involve psychotherapy and psychotherapist notes? It is indeed very important, especially to the therapist and their business. Read more to find out.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/psychotherapy-notes-and-hipaa/00011 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 195 - Rate This | Details
Questions to Ask Your Therapist
Don't think that just the counselor asks all the questions. Picking a therapist is very important, and there are very important questions to ask of your counselor. Dr. Martin lists some very important questions to ask therapists, inside this very article. Click here to find helpful info.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/questions-to-ask-your-therapist/00095 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 271 - Rate This | Details
Real Men Don't Get Help
Have you ever heard that real men don't complain about their problems, they just work them out, or live through them? This still seems to be considered true, but does not have to be. In this article, the question is answered--Why don't men get help, especially when they need it?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/real-men-dont-get-help/00094 - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 170 - Rate This | Details
Road 2 Resolutions Blog
I take a solution focused perspective in helping others. While therapeutic strategies are readily developed to address detrimental symptoms people struggle with, long term treatment is focused on identifying root causes of mental health issues and promoting healthier living.
While you are on the site, please feel free to learn more about my specialty services, with anger management, depression and anxiety.
http://road2resolutions.com/ - 12-Jun-2009 - Hits: 55 - Rate This | Details
Should Parents Stay with Their Children in Therapy?
Parents often ask whether they should attend their child's therapy sessions. This brief article helps you to understand how best to make this decision.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/should-parents-stay-with-their-children-in-therapy/000671 - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 242 - Rate This | Details
The Patient-Therapist Relationship: Choosing a Therapist
The relationship between the patient and his or her therapist is very important to the patient's well-being. There has to be a good rapport between the two. Like any good relationship, there must be a match.
This is Part 1 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.
http://psychcentral.com/newsletter/issue002/patient_therapist_a.htm - 22-Dec-2004 - Hits: 491 - Rate This | Details