Psychotherapy

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  • History Of Psychotherapy

    Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health problems by talking with a psychiatrist, psychologist or other mental health provider (“Psychotherapy…” 2013). Science is defined by a department of systematized knowledge as an object of study or knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method (“Science…” 2015). Psychotherapy typically uses a type of trial and error method, using several combined treatments to treat a number of different disorders. Science is more methodical, unquestioning, and follows an “a + b=c” way of thinking. To understand why psychotherapy is not a science, one must first understand the history, methods,…

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  • Dynamic Psychotherapy

    TOILETS The number and location of toilets in facilities needed for use in the private practice of the dynamic psychotherapy of children are manifold. They are the products of the opinions of the deciding practitioner and his recall of the needs and inclinations of parents and patients. I have found that two toilets are best to have. One should be connected to the office. One should be connected to the waiting room area. This preference is derived from sixty plus years of practice experience…

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  • Existential Psychotherapy

    to deal with “overwhelming threats, an inaccurate view of the world or inaccurate view of ones self”(p.179). This is an important step in identifying cues and conflicts that Sam is dealing with. Once this is completed we can maintain the therapeutic work and eventually work toward termination. For Sam, it may be useful to combine CBT and existential therapy since Sam is diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and was dependent on his parents. Based on research by Bornstien (2004),…

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  • Psychotherapy And Humanism

    The book “The Unheard Cry for Meaning: Psychotherapy and Humanism” by Viktor Frankl is a book focusing on the personality of people and the different functions and potentials that individuals have. In the first reading, he discussed defense mechanisms and it was fascinating because unknowingly these mechanisms affect our everyday interactions and personalities. Defense mechanisms are a part of who we are and sometimes that is good and bad. This made me reflect on my own defense mechanisms…

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  • Group Psychotherapy Reflection

    have been in this group for more than 12 years” shared by a gentleman from a gambling anonymous (GA) group that I attended as a homework assignment. My first impression for group psychotherapy is that group will help people to reduce stress level without knowing how, why or what group counseling actually is. With the limited knowledge regarding group counseling, I am surprised to learn how much impact a support group can have for each person who participates. During the first lecture, although…

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  • Summary: The Effects Of Psychotherapy

    The idea of using talk therapy as a way of alleviating the suffering associated with mental health issues is one that has been thoroughly researched over the years, as people have made efforts to determine whether or not psychotherapy is an effective treatment, which types of therapy are most effective, and what are the elements of therapy that make it an effective strategy for dealing with mental health. While this is valuable information, it would be well to consider that there are some…

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  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy Theory

    According to Brakemeier and Frase states in their study “interpersonal psychotherapy as an effective short-term treatment strategy in major depression. In IPT, a reciprocal relationship between interpersonal problems and depressive symptoms is regarded as important in the onset and as a maintaining factor of depressive disorders.” The theory is used into three phases. According to Murdock (2013), the first phases will be the intake and the diagnosis procedure. There are two different…

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  • Five Stages Of Psychotherapy

    Psychotherapy is a common term that is used to illustrate the process of treating psychological disorders and mental illness (Cherry, 2015). Specifically, Moreno’s psychodrama therapy is a type of group psychotherapy, which aims to ameliorate participants’ social communications skills, re-build their self-assurance, and enable them to express their positive and negative emotions in a safe and supportive environment (Blatner, 1988; Wilkins, 1999). According to Yehoshua and Chung (2013), there…

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  • Psychotherapy And Vertical Integration

    Upon exploring different forms of psychotherapies, I realized that I could not see myself using only one form throughout my career. Theoretical integration is the process of combining two or more therapies to provide better outcomes than just one form of psychotherapy alone (Wedding & Corsini, 2013). This helps look out for clients’ best interests. I am really drawn to many tenants of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychotherapy (PPT). Kuyken et al., explains that the “goal of…

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  • Psychotherapy Personal Statement

    I chose psychotherapy as a career path early on. When my parents separated from a tumultuous marriage the court ordered us to see a psychologist and I was always eager to go to sessions. I grew up in a home where domestic violence was prevalent and spent my childhood with a traumatized single mother, a survivor of both marital rape and domestic violence. I would leave the therapist’s office I felt reassured and absolved of my issues at the time and it was an immense relief. I became very…

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