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Archives for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

care measurement

Recovery Programs: Empathy as a Necessary Tool

Recovery can be defined as a return to a normal state of mind, strength or health, which indicates that the focus of recovery programs should be on a return to the normal, or original state, prior to the onset of a mental illness.  With...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Navigating Negative Transference

The therapeutic relationship is designed to serve as a corrective attachment and a relational laboratory in which projections, expectations and wishes emerge. It is the quality of this therapeutic alliance, which largely determines clinical outcomes. Hypothetically, the greater the collaborative bond, the more likely...
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Antidepressants

The Genetic Footprint

Clinical practice within the profession of psychology has been in the news of late as the debate on the efficacy of drug-based treatment vs. psychotherapy becomes more heated. Recent reports on the problems with drug research, the lack of information given to clients on...
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Anxiety

PTSD and Social Discomfort

A common feature associated with post traumatic stress disorder is social discomfort. As you are aware, social discomfort is not a discrete psychiatric diagnosis. It does, however, cause significant distress for many of your patients suffering from PTSD. And in severe cases, it makes...
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBCT: Couples Therapy for PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has traditionally been viewed by clinicians as a disorder of the individual. PTSD is a common issue for both active duty members and veterans of our military. Although common PTSD symptoms such as nightmares, disturbing memories, hyperarousal and insomnia do...
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Anxiety Disorders

Tips to Help Clients Stop Perfectionism

In psychology, perfectionism is a personality trait often characterized by someone setting high standards and striving to be flawless. It is often accompanied by a person being critical to self and concerned about other people’s evaluations of them. Having high standards, however, can be...
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