Logotherapy: Viktor Frankl's Theory of Meaning

Logotherapy: Viktor Frankl’s Theory of Meaning

Logotherapy is a decades-old psychotherapeutic approach developed by Viktor Frankl. The driving force behind logotherapy is the idea that human beings are most motivated by a search for meaning, indicating that the meaning of life is the biggest question on our minds and the biggest s
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Psychodynamic Therapy: Key Concepts and Techniques

What is Psychodynamic Therapy? 5 Tools & Techniques

“How does that make you feel?” This question is probably quite familiar to you. It is the question most often used in pop culture to indicate or reference therapy. It is also the hallmark of psychodynamic therapy. Ironically, this phrase that immediately calls to mind the practice of
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Play Therapy: 50+ Essential Techniques, Toys and Certification Opportunities

Play Therapy: 50+ Essential Techniques, Toys and Certification Opportunities

Play therapy is a type of therapy that, as the name suggests, involves playing. It has been around for a long time, even in an academic context. Recently, play therapy has been refined and targeted to a variety of different disorders, from autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to attention-d
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Group Therapy: 32 Activities, Worksheets and Discussion Topics for Adults and Teens

Group Therapy: 32 Activities, Worksheets and Discussion Topics for Adults and Teens

“The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone.” – Anonymous This quote may seem like a pretty obvious truth – of course you won’t do everything alone if you’re in a group! However, it is an obvious truth that we often forget. It can be easy to s
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client centered therapy

Carl Rogers’ Client Centered Therapy: Definition, Techniques and Goals

“He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” – Lao Tzu The idea of client centered therapy might seem redundant – after all, when is therapy not centered on the client? This term seems redundant now, but when it was first developed, it was a novel idea. Before t
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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 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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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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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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self esteem worksheets

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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30 Best CBT Books to Teach Yourself Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

30 Best CBT Books to Teach Yourself Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that has been used for decades to treat a variety of disorders, from depression and anxiety to eating disorders and insomnia. One of the exciting aspects of CBT is that it can either be used by therapists to treat their clients,
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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? CBT's Definition & Meaning

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? CBT’s Definition & Meaning

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy which has become a crucial part of psychology. While it was originally formulated as a treatment for depression, it is now involved in the treatment of many different disorders. This article will define CBT, present a brief
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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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25 CBT Techniques and Worksheets for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

25 CBT Techniques and Worksheets for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

You have definitely heard about CBT. You may not know it, or you may not immediately assign meaning to those three letters placed side by side, but there’s almost no doubt that you have at least a passing familiarity with CBT. If you’ve ever interacted with a therapist, a counselor, o
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DBT's Best: Your #1 Resource On Dialectical Behavior Therapy (12 Skills + PDF)

DBT’s Best: Your #1 Resource On Dialectical Behavior Therapy (12 Skills + PDF)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an interestingly named treatment. With no prior knowledge of what it is, it would be hard to figure out what it is a treatment for! If you’re as lost as I was when I first heard the term, then you’ve come to the right place. In this piece, you will lear
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