psychotherapy

December 19, 2016

Leaving Behind the Familiar and Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

Leaving the familiar behind in order to pursue the unknown is terrifying. That may be one reason why people stay in situations they’re unhappy in. But […]
November 21, 2016

As Clocks Turn Back, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Turns Up: Understanding SAD

Earlier this week, autumn Daylight Savings Time begun, and although most of us gained an extra hour to sleep in this past weekend, the reduced exposure to natural […]
October 15, 2016

Spirituality and Therapy: Guidelines for Effective Practice

Spirituality can be a difficult concept to define. It’s similar to the concept of time, we know what it means until we are asked to define it. […]
August 16, 2016

Chaos in Counseling?

How an emerging scientific theory can shape counseling approaches and interventions “If a butterfly flaps it’s wings in Brazil, will it cause a hurricane in Texas?” […]
July 13, 2016

Revisiting the Usefulness of ‘Projective Techniques’ in Therapy

As a psychological tool, Projective techniques have been in use for decades, and their usefulness has been championed by those such as Harold Pepinsky, who has been described as a […]
June 24, 2016

When Therapy Goes to the Dogs

An emerging form of therapy for children (particularly those with autism spectrum disorder) is the use of animals, particularly dogs. In recent years, therapy dogs have […]
June 7, 2016

Study: Mindfulness Meditation May Help Veterans Cope with PTSD

Veterans dealing with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may have an alternative option for their healing process. According to a study published earlier this year in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, […]
May 10, 2016

Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Viable Intervention?

In a recent article, “Patient Consultation in Child-Centered Play Therapy: A Model for Research and Practice,” published in 2015, researchers investigate and expand upon a type […]
April 5, 2016

Study: Therapists’ Interpersonal Skills May Influence Client Progress in Therapy

A therapist’s interpersonal skills may affect client progress in therapy, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Researchers took […]
March 16, 2016

Client’s perceptions of Effective Therapy

Two researchers, Corrine R. Sackett and Gerard Lawson, published a paper earlier this year in the Journal of Counseling and Development that explores the therapeutic process […]
February 3, 2016

How to Choose a Therapist

When it comes to choosing the right therapist, there is a lot to consider. Many individuals who enter into therapy may not be aware of the […]
June 30, 2015

Boosting Your Self-Esteem

The concept of self-esteem remains cloudy: some individuals seem not to have enough while others have so much that it may resemble something more like narcissism. […]