Relationship Therapy: Enhancing Your Capacity for Connection

Relationship Therapy: Enhancing Your Capacity for Connection

In today’s world, it may seem like a healthy and happy relationship is nearly impossible to build or maintain. With all of the added stress of working in the digital age, the ubiquitous interruptions of social media, and the breakneck pace at which our lives are now lived, cultivating
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Existential Therapy

Existential Therapy: Make Your Own Meaning

You may have a certain set of assumptions or associations pop into your head when you hear (or read) the word “existential.” Perhaps you think of movies or books where “everyone dies” seems to be the overarching message. Maybe you recall philosophers you read about in high school or c
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Coping Skills Worksheets for Adults and Youth

10+ 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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What is Solution-Focused Therapy: 3 Essential Techniques

What is Solution-Focused Therapy: 3 Essential Techniques

Imagine yourself in an important business meeting. You are here to discuss some problems your company is having with producing widgets. You explain the problem to representatives from other parts of the company. The problem is that the widget-producing machine your company uses is get
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Reality Therapy: Constructing Your Future One Choice at a Time

Reality Therapy: Constructing Your Future One Choice at a Time

Needs – we all have them, and we all have many different kinds of needs. Of course, sometimes what we think are needs are actually “wants;” however, depending on the philosophical perspective, the needs category may cover more than you would imagine. Let’s think of all the basic needs
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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Adapting Your Thinking to Improve Your Life

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: Adapting Your Thinking to Improve Your Life

Imagine you are going to see a therapist or counselor. You’ve been having trouble dealing with stress, or maybe you’re struggling with some difficult emotions. Perhaps you have a diagnosed mental disorder and you’re having trouble keeping it in check. You sit down in the therapist’s o
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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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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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