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The phrase “toxic relationship” is thrown around quite a bit in popular media. But what really defines a toxic relationship? Toxic can be anything from an unhealthy to downright deadly. But it can be difficult when things are going well in a relationship to see some of the warning signs... read more ❯

The phrase “toxic relationship” is thrown around quite a bit in popular media. But what really defines a toxic relationship? Toxic can be anything from an unhealthy to downright deadly. But it can be difficult when things are going well in a relationship to see some of the warning signs... read more ❯

How Deadly is Alcohol Poisoning

As a physician in training, I would like to address and delve into the afflictions of a typical chronic alcoholic using the following real patient (for anonymity, I will call him Mr. T). And yes, chronic alcoholism, like any substance abuse disorder, is a mental illness, not a sign of... read more ❯

what therapists need to know about death

You would be hard pressed to find a mental health professional who hasn’t heard of Kübler Ross’ five (5) states of grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. They provide a palatable framework for us to digest the grieving process.You may even have evolved your thinking and now subscribe to... read more ❯

David wondered if it was time for his relationship with Stephanie to end. In the beginning, things were great, and he thought that he found the love of his life. She was charming, helpful, generous, and gentle. But as time passed, new problems emerged. The ease of their relationship was... read more ❯

David wondered if it was time for his relationship with Stephanie to end. In the beginning, things were great, and he thought that he found the love of his life. She was charming, helpful, generous, and gentle. But as time passed, new problems emerged. The ease of their relationship was... read more ❯

Utah, one of the more conservative states in the nation, became the 19th state to ban the practice of conversion therapy. Governor Gary Herbert signed it into law in late January. Utah joins the ranks of 12 other states and all six New England states with New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and... read more ❯

Following is a non-exhaustive list of false assumptions those in the counseling profession believe about how to treat people who are abusive towards others:Lead with the idea that abusers were abused themselves and are just another form of victim. (Truth: Abusers do not need sympathy, they need consequences and... read more ❯

Following is a non-exhaustive list of false assumptions those in the counseling profession believe about how to treat people who are abusive towards others:Lead with the idea that abusers were abused themselves and are just another form of victim. (Truth: Abusers do not need sympathy, they need consequences and... read more ❯

(For first half of this article, please see Part 1.)One thing an individual dealing with persons with character disorders should be aware of is his/her (the counselor’s) own tendency to be empathic, feel guilty, and take personal responsibility for problems that occur within the relationship.It is helpful to remember that... read more ❯

(For first half of this article, please see Part 1.)One thing an individual dealing with persons with character disorders should be aware of is his/her (the counselor’s) own tendency to be empathic, feel guilty, and take personal responsibility for problems that occur within the relationship.It is helpful to remember that... read more ❯

Creating Operational Definitions Defining behavior is essential to effective instruction. Being able to define behavior helps make the learning process more likely to be successful. What is Behavior? Behavior is generally considered what someone does. Behavior includes what the person does that is observable and measurable. It is common to define behavior by... read more ❯

Creating Operational Definitions Defining behavior is essential to effective instruction. Being able to define behavior helps make the learning process more likely to be successful. What is Behavior? Behavior is generally considered what someone does. Behavior includes what the person does that is observable and measurable. It is common to define behavior by... read more ❯

Understanding the primary areas of child development and learning can help you to identify a child's strengths and areas in which they could further develop skills. Using Formal Assessments to Explore Developmental Domains There are a variety of ways to identify areas of strengths and areas of potential growth for children. For... read more ❯

Understanding the primary areas of child development and learning can help you to identify a child's strengths and areas in which they could further develop skills. Using Formal Assessments to Explore Developmental Domains There are a variety of ways to identify areas of strengths and areas of potential growth for children. For... read more ❯
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Last updated: 23 Sep 2019
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 23 Sep 2019
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