Counselling and Psychotherapy

A common misconception about Counselling and Psychotherapy is that it is simply an advice giving service, this view is further perpetuated by the practices of dictionaries who define counselling as,” The job or the process of listening to someone and giving them advice about their problems. ” (Cambridge dictionary, 2007)1 This perception is also popularised […]

Psychotherapy and Neurobiology: A 21st Century Partnership to Improve Patient Care

The 21st century is identifying itself as a time of partnerships. Partnerships in business and finance, politics, education and health care are becoming a global standard as countries are recognizing the benefits of shared knowledge and resources. Real-time access to information on a global scale provides accurate information vital to the success of shared initiatives. […]

Psychotherapy and the Selection of a Psychotherapist

Psychotherapy, as defined by Encyclopedia Britannica “is any form of treatment for psychological, emotional, or behavior disorders in which a trained person establishes a relationship with one or several patients for the purpose of modifying or removing existing symptoms and promoting personality growth” (Psychotherapy, 2006) The treatment of mental illness has been through many changes […]

Group Counseling and Psychotherapy

Children with ADHD are in need of a group that will help to improve their academic functioning. This group would be important for children with ADHD because those with ADHD have significant impairment in multiple domains of functioning. “The most problematic is academic impairments because children with ADHD will most likely be retained, placed in […]

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)is a theory of personality and a method of psychotherapy developed in the 1950’s by Albert Ellis, a clinical psychologist. Ellis believes that when highly charged emotional consequences follow a significant event, the event actually does not necessarily cause the consequences. Instead, they are largely created by the individual’s belief system. […]

History of Marriage and Family Therapy

The history of family therapy began around 1960 when Gregory Bateson came up with the term, “system thinking. ” This type of therapy was a daring departure, from traditional and individual treatment during the 1960s. He was involved in the schizophrenia research project in Palo Alto, California, which had a strong impact in shaping the […]

How Can Modern Behavioural Therapies Help a Client Accept the Uncertainty of Their Future

In order to evaluate whether modern behavioural therapies can help a client accept the uncertainty of their future, I am going to look in detail at two Modern Behavioural therapies, REBT – Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy and CBT – Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to ascertain their use in therapy with a client. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) […]

Online Therapy

Online therapy has emerged as a viable new option in the helping profession. Online therapy or e-therapy occurs when a therapist provides therapy and support over the Internet. E-mail, chat, video, or smart phone are all ways individuals can communicate through online therapy. Online therapy websites are abounding on the Internet, any individual seeking online […]

Psychotherapy – Working Alliance

When I initially ponder the basic concept of the ‘working alliance’ and review the pertinent literature reflecting the varied research and theoretical allegiances, I am aware of elements of concurrence within myself yet also quite a degree of confusion and puzzlement. On the one hand, there is a sense of an instinctive affirmative understanding of […]

Humor in Gestalt & Psychotherapy

The two journal articles which I critique have in common the construct of humor (spelled in both international journals as humour). I will examine humor in the first article as a construct. It is utilized as a tool, as a component of therapy but I will examine the very basic underlying nature of humor as […]

The Implications of a Multicultural Psychotherapy Treatment Plan

This report summarizes the implementation of a Multicultural Psychotherapy treatment plan with Precious Jones, an eighteen year old African-American single mother of two. Precious was referred by the Student Counseling Center at a community college in Harlem, New York which she attends. The client’s presenting problems were struggling to adjust to a new college environment […]

Psychodynamic Therapy and Depression

Psychotherapy – or simply, therapy – is usually the first form in treating depression. (Smith 2008). However, it has also been proved effective in the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders. (Leichsenring & Leibing 2005) Psychotherapy usually involves different types of techniques of treatment. During the therapy, the person suffering from depression identifies and works […]

Transactional Analysis

The following is an introductory description of Transactional Analysis. It is designed to be understood by the layperson, written with approximately the same level of complexity that Berne used for Games People Play. Psychoanalysis before Eric Berne While there were many theories purporting to explain human behavior before Eric Berne, the most frequently cited and […]

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