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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: 534 - Rate This | Details
Therapy and Counseling News
Provides news and commentary on articles of interest about psychotherapy, social work, psychology and mental health.
http://www.counseling-news.com/ - 29-Aug-2003 - Hits: 307 - Rate This | Details
Treating People of Varied Cultures: Honoring the Individual In Context
"Treating People of Varied Cultures: Honoring the Individual in Context" by Kathleen Nader, D.S.W. The goal of this article is to help guide clinicians in their self-education before working with cultures other than their own.
http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/culture.html - 30-Jan-2008 - Hits: 73 - Rate This | Details
Types of Mental Health Professionals
There are over a half-dozen different professions that provide services that focus on helping a person overcome a mental health concern or some significant life issue. There are dozens more variations on these, which can lead to a great deal of confusion in the marketplace.
Included in this list by Dr. Grohol are the names and job definitions of many mental health professionals.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/types-of-mental-health-professionals/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 215 - Rate This | Details
What if You Don't Like Your Therapist?
Many do not always like their therapist all the time. If they do, the therapist is probably not going through the best possible therapy with their client. If the therapist does not change the train of thought that a client is in, then there is basically no need to go to a therapy session, is there? Dr. Grohol tries to answer the question of what do you do if you do not like your therapist? Do you just quit, or stick it out? What happens, and what if it continues that you do not like your therapist at all--can you change?
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-if-you-dont-like-your-therapist/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 108 - Rate This | Details
What is Psychotherapy?
This informative article details the common process associated with most forms of individual psychotherapy, and provides a rich introduction for beginners of therapy.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-psychotherapy/ - 7-Jan-2002 - Hits: 622 - Rate This | Details
What to Expect in Your First Counseling Session
Is it your first time to see a therapist? Are you worried about what will happen, and wonder what to expect? Do not worry, you are definitely not alone in this matter. Included in the piece are things to ask the counselor and things to bring to help your therapist and you get the best time of out of your session. Read on to find out how.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-to-expect-in-your-first-counseling-session/ - 3-Apr-2006 - Hits: 185 - Rate This | Details