How To Become a Therapist and What Makes a Good One?

If you want to become a therapist but are not sure where to start, you have come to the right place. While there are several different types of therapists, psychologists, and counselors (distinctions which we will address in this piece), the path to each profession is fairly similar.
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What is Master Resilience Training (MRT) in the US Army? (+ PowerPoint)

Master Resilience Training (MRT) is a resilience-training program that is offered by the United States Army. The goal of the program is to teach officers about resilience and to train those officers to teach other soldiers about resilience as well. It is a joint effort between the Pos
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What is Family Therapy and What Are Its Goals And Benefits?

What is Family Therapy and What Are Its Goals And Benefits?

“Why family therapy… because it deals with family pain.” – Virginia Satir As the quote from Virginia Satir suggests, family therapy is necessary to address family pain and heal a family’s wounds. We all start this life with a family, whether that family is composed of blood relatives,
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28 Therapy Worksheets for Teens, Adults, and Couples (+PDFs)

Here at the Positive Psychology Program, we’ve talked a lot about the different kinds of therapy that can help people struggling with a wide range of issues in life. We have mostly covered some of the biggest and most mainstream forms of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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The Big Five Personality Theory: The 5 Factor Model Explained (+PDF)

The Big Five Personality Theory: The 5 Factor Model Explained (+PDF)

Who are you? It’s a simple question, but it can be difficult to answer. You could answer with your name, your job title, your place in relation to your family, your hobby or passion, where you’re from, or a description of your beliefs and values. There are billions of humans with bill
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19 Narrative Therapy Techniques, Exercises, & Interventions (+ PDF Worksheets)

19 Narrative Therapy Techniques, Exercises, & Interventions (+ PDF Worksheets)

“What is your story?” The answer to this question can take a million different forms, and the story you provide will likely be different depending on who is asking, your mood at the time, and whether you feel like you are still at the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of your mo
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27 Resilience Activities and Worksheets for Students and Adults (+PDFs)

27 Resilience Activities and Worksheets for Students and Adults (+PDFs)

“The human capacity for burden is like bamboo – far more flexible than you’d ever believe at first glance.” – Jodi Picoult You may think you’re not very resilient. The word “resilient” might bring to mind all of the struggles and setbacks that have plagued you in your life. You might
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Psychological Capital: HERO in Leadership and Coaching

Psychological Capital: HERO in Leadership and Coaching

Originally developed in an organizational context, the concept of Psychological Capital with its four pillars of Hope, Efficacy, Resilience and Optimism (HERO) has been linked to job as well as life satisfaction. While every component has its own characteristics and interventions, the
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Wellbeing and First Nations People: Taking Positive Psychology Out of the Ivory Tower

Wellbeing and First Nations People: Taking Positive Psychology Out of the Ivory Tower

Of all the criticisms levelled against Positive Psychology there is one I agree with. There is very little that has as yet been done to take positive psychology out of the “ivory tower” of academic research labs, and into the potentially less salubrious environs of underprivileged com
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Coping Skills Worksheets for Adults and Youth

Coping Skills Worksheets for Adults and Youth (+ PDFs)

No matter how mentally healthy, resilient, or happy you are, there comes a time in every person’s life when he or she will need to cope with something difficult. Coping is something we all do, whether we do it consciously or without thinking. It’s watching a funny movie when we’re sad
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18 Self-Esteem Worksheets and Activities for Teens and Adults (+PDFs)

We all experience moments of self-doubt and uncertainty. Even the most confident and happy people have moments where they think “I’m such a failure.” It’s a part of being human. However, if you find yourself having these kinds of negative thoughts frequently or letting these feelings
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Positive Parenting: How to Increase your Parenting Skills?

Positive parenting – sometimes called positive discipline, gentle guidance, or loving guidance – is simply guidance that keeps our kids on the right path, offered in a positive way that resists any temptation to be punitive. Studies show that’s what helps kids learn
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8 Trending Positive Psychology Skills to Put on Your Resume

8 Positive Psychology Coaching Skills to Put on Your Resume in 2017

No one is safe… … except maybe positive psychology practitioners… Forged in a world of cutting-edge research, new and more effective therapies coming out, and a science that is constantly correcting itself, positive psychology has the unique luxury of endurance in the job market
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Delvina Miremadi-Baldino: Lessons From a Resilience Expert

Delvina Miremadi-Baldino: Lessons From a Resilience Expert

Welcome Delvina Miremadi-Baldino, you are the latest professional to join our team of developers of new positive psychology tools for the toolkit. What was your most important reason for joining? I am a professional working in the field of Positive Psychology, but more importantly, I
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Positive Psychotherapy: 5 Exercises and Tools for Counsellors and Therapists

Positive psychotherapy: the term almost seems self-contradictory. The word “psychotherapy” often evokes images of nerve-wracked patients reclining on couches, a stern therapist with furrowed brows and a notepad, and a deep uneasiness linked to the identification and analysis of every
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Adam Grant’s Give and Take: 8 Insights on Success and Generosity

Adam Grant is known as being the most popular full-time professor at the Wharton School. His popularity has gone far beyond educational institutions, as he managed to win accolades from Business Week and even Malcolm Gladwell. Apart from being one of the best writers and sociologists
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