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Positive Trauma Therapy: PTSD & Post Traumatic Growth (PTG)

Positive Trauma Therapy: PTSD & Post Traumatic Growth (PTG)

02 Jan 2018
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“Trauma doesn’t have to defeat you. It can be a perfect opportunity for growth. Don’t just make a comeback. Use it as a catalyst forward.” – Matt McWilliams What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I’m sure you’ve heard this saying before. Maybe you totally agree with this statement,
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Overcoming A Social Anxiety Disorder: Symptoms, Tests and Treatment

Social Anxiety Disorder: A Societal Problem with a Personal Solution

12 Dec 2017
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Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) is a specific type of anxiety disorder that most affects people during social interactions, in anticipation of social interactions, or while reflecting on social interactions. SAD appears to have a variety of causes, both environmental and genetic/biologi
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art therapy

15 Art Therapy Activities, Exercises & Ideas for Children and Adults

07 Dec 2017
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The emotional release of drawing, painting, or sculpture can have healing and therapeutic effects for adults and children alike. These calming methods of working through emotions and expressing oneself can help to understand certain things that talk therapy cannot articualte. If you h
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Interpersonal Psychotherapy

What is Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT): A Case History

06 Dec 2017
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The discovery of Interpersonal Psychotherapy is a great example of scientific serendipity, in that, it was discovered by accident. The story goes that in 1969 the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health began a new policy of evaluating mental health treatments in the same way other m
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What is Psychotherapy and What is it Used for? (+PDF)

What is Psychotherapy: 15 Techniques and Exercises (+PDF)

15 Nov 2017
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Psychotherapy is a type of treatment for a variety of mental disorders that has been used in psychology for decades. This article will cover what psychotherapy is and how it can benefit people with various disorders. This article will also discuss some ways that psychotherapists can i
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What is Evidence-Based Therapy: 3 EBT Interventions

What is Evidence-Based Therapy: 3 EBT Interventions

28 Oct 2017
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The push for Evidence-Based Therapy is a movement in psychology that aims to track the efficacy of treatment plans so that clients only undergo treatments which have been proven to work. This article will cover what Evidence-Based Therapy is, how it relates to the idea of evidence-bas
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Emotion Focused Therapy: Understanding Emotions to Improve Relationships

Emotion Focused Therapy: Understanding Emotions to Improve Relationships

28 Oct 2017
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The term “Emotion Focused Therapy” may sound a little redundant. After all, what kind of therapy ignores the client’s emotions? A therapy that ignored the emotions of those who participated will probably not be very effective. While many other kinds of therapy focus on the emotions of
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Mental Health Treatment Plans: Making Progress One Step at a Time

Mental Health Treatment Plans: Templates, Goals & Objectives

26 Oct 2017
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Planning – some of us love it, some of us hate it, and some of us just don’t have any idea how to do it! Part of effective mental health treatment is the development of a treatment plan. A good mental health professional will work collaboratively with the client to construct a treatme
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What is Solution-Focused Therapy: 3 Essential Techniques

What is Solution-Focused Therapy: 3 Essential Techniques

28 Sep 2017
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Imagine this scenario: You work at a company that produces widgets. You’re at an important business meeting, and you’re there to discuss some problems your company is having with its production. At the meeting, you explain what’s causing the problems: The widget-prod
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Reality Therapy: Constructing Your Future One Choice at a Time

Reality Therapy: Constructing Your Future One Choice at a Time

31 Aug 2017
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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

What is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy? (+4 REBT Exercises, PDF)

31 Aug 2017
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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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psychodynamictherapy

What is Psychodynamic Therapy? 5 Tools & Techniques

10 Aug 2017
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“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

27 Jul 2017
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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

26 Jul 2017
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It can be easy to slide into isolation when we’re feeling down, especially for those suffering from an invisible illness or problem, but this is the exact opposite of the action that is most likely to help us climb out of that pit. Loneliness and isolation tend to breed more lonelines
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What is Family Therapy and What Are Its Goals And Benefits?

What Is Family Therapy? + 6 Techniques & Interventions

27 Jun 2017
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We all start this life with a family, whether that family is composed of blood relatives, adopted parents, a close-knit neighborhood, or a foster family. This family that we acquire when we are born influences every aspect of our lives, from our first moments to our last. Our family a
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therapy worksheets

28 Therapy Worksheets for Teens, Adults, and Couples (+PDFs)

26 Jun 2017
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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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