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A generic term for the treatment of mental illness or emotional disturbances primarily by verbal or nonverbal communication.
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What have we seen that is helping patients with Traumatic brain injuries and Acquired Brain Injuries to assist them in their rehabilitation, particularly long term patients? What evidence of successes are there and how can we use them to assist outpatients
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There is a substantial literature on this. Search an academic data base (Psych, Educational, Medical journals) for TBI and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) or TBI and Cognitive-behavioral interventions.
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as written in the title.
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sounds akin to NLPt?
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I work on the history of psychotherapy in Germany and I keep finding examples of the exclusion, non-integration or marginalization of psychoanalytic approaches from universities. I am currently looking for literature from the history of science or STS that deals with the position of psychoanalysis in academia (preferably international, but I would also like specific national contexts). What relevant works deal with the critique of psychoanalysis?
I am grateful for any recommendations!
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Dear Lisa,
in my humble opinion, these questions are really complex. Of course you will find a lot of prejudiced critique on psychoanalysis sometimes from scientifical and philosophical viewpoints, sometimes simply political and antisemitic in nature; mostly mixed. As far as I know there has been critical comments already at the beginnings of psychoanalysis. Some of these critics are even mentioned by Freud in some of his works (e.g. Psychopathology of Everyday Life). But on the other hand there is also psychoanalytic orthodoxy hindering an integration of psychoanalytic theory, practice and methodology in the academic world. But as far as i am informed the largest impact on the international development of psychoanalysis was Nazism. It not only destroyed the psychoanalytic traditions in Austria and Germany but also promoted its international breakthrough by exiling most of the psychoanalysts from these countries to the USA and GB.
About the history in Austria:
Marina Tichy et al: Freud in der Presse. Rezeption Sigmund Freuds und der Psychoanalyse in Österreich 1895-1938
Karl Fallend et al: Der Einmarsch in die Psyche. Psychoanalyse, Psychologie und Psychiatrie im Nationalsozialismus und die Folgen. [Fallend also wrote and edited other books, chapters and articles regarding this topic.]
Johannes Reichmayr: Spurensuche in der Geschichte der Psychoanalyse.
There are also some books about the relationship of psychoanalysis and psychology by Gerhard Benetka that could be of interest for you.
More general and international considerations:
Kurt Eissler: Medical orthodoxy and the future of psychoanalysis
Thomas Köhler: Freud-Bashing. Vom Wert und Unwert der Anti-Freud-Literatur
Eric R. Kandel: A New Intellectual Framework for Psychiatry; American Journal of Psychiatry 1998
Eric R. Kandel: Biology and the Future of Psychoanalysis: A New Intellectual Framework for Psychiatry Revisited; American Journal of Psychiatry 1999
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Family Systems Theory by Murray Bowen is a specific approach which takes familial functioning into account. I am interested in how the concepts present in it will translate into a South Asian (or, to be more precise, the collectivistic framework of Pakistan) context? For instance, Bowen's theory is based on an understanding of nuclear family systems but how would it apply in the case of a joint family? In a culture where parents might be dependent on the views of the community in terms of bringing up children, how would Bowen's theories translate exactly (for instance, if they have a disabled child)? For example, what is the difference between Bowen's concepts of relationships between generations and the kinds that might emerge owing to different generations living under the same roof and with their extended family members as well?
Let's say, for instance, that it is not merely parents but also other members of the family such as extended family members or grandparents who either counsel children on "appropriate conduct" or even express disapproval and view it as appropriate behavior culturally. How do Murray's concepts such as "Differentiation" change in a cultural sense in that case just as one example out of many possible ones? In a culture where "adulthood" and transition towards it might exist in a legal sense but might not be necessarily viewed as "important" even for parental figures (for instance, even if children cross the age of 18, parents do not try to treat their children as "adults"), how would Bowen's concepts change? I am not talking in terms of applying these concepts therapeutically, but, in terms of how they might be applicable in a conceptual sense.
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Bowen is from Pittsburgh which is not far where I reside. I am quite familiar with his ides.
Family is a crucial social unit. The subsystems are: sibling, parental and marital.
Siblings can have ready access to the parental subsystem but not the marital.
This is triangulation and the clinician must assist the couple to reduce it.
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I am doing a systematic review about a psychotherapy intervention manual for adults which has been adapted to be used for children between ages 7-17. I am wondering if anyone knows about references regarding evaluation of such adaptations?
What aspects are most important to remember when adapting psychotherapy for children that was originally developed for adults?
I am looking for which parts are crucial to remember when doing such adaptations such as
the importance of making the format appropriate for their development, using metaphors to make difficult concepts easier to understand etc. I would love to find out more about important aspects that needs to be considered when translating such interventions.
If anyone knows about sources of knowledge about how best to adapt psychotherapy for children I would be very grateful.
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Train in Somatic experiencing or Dyadic Therapy
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I was wondering to myself to propose to others Colleagues the idea of an International Psychotherapy School based on Attachment Inception. So, the average activity could be appropriate as "collaboration" between Colleagues in research in a specific field.
Furthermore, I was wondering if we could together make this project possible.
I was looking for a Commercial Cultural Activity like Researchgate.net that can perform as a School of Psychotherapy, doing the appropriate "Company Hat" to make in practice (in professional and psychotherapy practice) all the things described in my book ( Attachment Inception) in a webinar setting.
Internationally It could be more accessible, well recognised and structured, not only for the COVID problem but also the for well-accepted consuetude of organising conferences, presentations, classes and so on in this way by University organisations.
The Commercial Subject I was looking for could be research.net? or something similar? Please, feel free to advise me on all the tips you can pop in mind. Thank you so much!
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Salve, non credo di aver colto bene le caratteristiche del progetto. Vuole creare una Scuola di psicoterapia basata su RG o vuole creare una piattaforma dedicata per raccogliere e rendere disponibili a pagamento materiali e organizzare webinar relativi all'approccio da lei elaborato? Non so se ha usato un traduttore automatico, ma faccio fatica a capire.
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I'm curious if anyone has been thinking about how Sloterdijk's philosophies of space, ontology, and the psyche to work on psychotherapeutic practice, counseling, and/or making meaning. I see design, architecture, cultural and literature studies, sociology, and related fields working with him. Has clinical and/or counseling psychology wrestled with his work yet - maybe I'm searching the wrong stuff?
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Stepnisky is quite accessible @matt Huycke
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I am conducting a systematic review about a newly developed psychological intervention for children, but all studies available are of exploratory/feasibility nature and I am not sure how to evaluate/analyse their results.
I am wondering if anyone is aware of guidelines or articles regarding the decision process of going from a pilot/feasibility stage to full RCT?
I am sure this is a relevant question in many departments, deciding if the results from exploratory studies justify going further with expensive RCTs.
I have been looking in to Cochrane Library etc. to see how they evaluate evidence, but what I can find is mostly regarding making clinical guidelines based on evidence availible (RCTs and other sources of evidence).
If anyone knows anything about this process, guidelines for going from exploratory to RCTs, I would be immensely grateful since I feel a bit stuck on this question (how to analyse the results from feasibility/exploratory intervention studies, what criteria can be used for deciding to go ahead or not with RCTs etc..)
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Unfortunately, there is (as is so often the case in scientific research) no pre-determined answer for your question. You will have to consider, decide and substantiate the criteria for inclusion in your study. You might find this specific part of the Cochrane handbook you already consulted specifically helpful in the process:
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I am looking for alternatives to the PSI questionnaire to access parental stress in the parent–child system... anyone with some suggestions?
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The Parenting Stress Index (PSI) is a tool used to assess the level of stress in the parent-child relationship. Distractibility/Hyperactivity, Adaptability, Reinforces Parent, Demandingness, Mood, and Acceptability is among the child traits measured on the entire scale.
The parent-child connection, on the other hand, is often measured using three primary methods: self-reports, interviews, and observational measures. The test has also been utilized with parents of autistic children, and both maladaptive and adaptive child behavior has been linked to PSI-SF scores (Tomanik, Harris, & Hawkins, 2004).
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What do you think about this statement:
EMDR is the least invasive treatment for patient and therapist. Therefore, EMDR should be first choice.
Any reference to scientific literature is highly appreciated.
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Although there is robust evidence for the effectiveness of EMDR as a treatment for PTSD, to dogmatically state that (1) it is the least invasive treatment for patient and therapist, and (2) should be first choice, seems (intensionally?) provocative, even insensitive and unscientific, reminiscent of the days when ECT was the first choice of psychiatric treatment. Would it not be better to argue for the prior establishment of a beneficial therapeutic relationship, as well as careful, insightful, clinical evaluation in terms of inclusion and exclusion criteria for EMDR, such as the availability of a therapeutic milieu, to minimize the likelihood of intense emotional reprocessing and seizures, before starting EMDR with persons with PTSD?
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UCLA and Yale University are conducting a Survey on Postoperative Practices in Evaluating and Treating Patients with Brain Tumors in North America.
We are asking neurosurgeons, (neuro)psychologists, speech-language therapists, and occupational therapists, physiotherapists, or psychotherapists to participate in the survey.
Our goal is to understand common practices, disseminate standards of care, and gather information on post-operative outcomes in patients with brain tumors. We will publish the results from this survey in an open-access journal.
The survey can be accessed here:
BECOME A CO-AUTHOR:
If you are interested in collaborating with us by helping us gather responses from more medical professionals from any of the fields listed above, please email use this email: MPolczynska@mednet.ucla.edu.
Thank you very much for your help!
Monika Polczynska
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Yes I can
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Hello,
My name is Brian Raines and I am a student at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Sacramento CA. I am conducting research on psychologists’ attitudes (to include unlicensed psychologists, practicum students, interns and post-docs) about using video based psychotherapy or counseling since the COVID-19 stay at home orders. Your time in filling out this survey would be greatly appreciated.
Dear Potential Participant,
I am inviting you to participate in a research study investigating your attitudes regarding online therapy. My name is Brian Raines, a clinical psychology doctoral student and I am conducting this study as part of my dissertation research under the supervision of Dr. Emil Rodolfa at Alliant International University, Sacramento.
This anonymous survey will explore your experience using video for online therapy with your clients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please use the link below for access to the study website or contact Brian Raines at braines@alliant.edu. I appreciate your time and participation in this very brief survey.
Sincerely,
Brian Raines, MA
Clinical Psychology Graduate Student
Alliant International University
Approved by Alliant International University Institutional Review Board (2108216943)
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Zeashan H. Khan , my focus on the research is to assess psychologists' attitudes and comfort with using online therapy. I intend to to compare current psychologists' attitudes about online therapy now, between those who used online therapy prior to COVID-19, and those who did not experience it prior to COVID-19. Additionally, I intend to gauge how likely psychologists are to continue online therapy after COVID-19 subsides. Thank you for your question.
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Dear Colleagues,
We are looking person, who are interested In in collaborating on a research project entitled "Psychotherapists' attitudes towards online therapeutic interventions in the pandemic era"? We are looking for researchers from various countries who could translate the questionnaires from English version into their native language and use them to test a group of about 100 psychotherapists. The survey is a survey in the form of an online questionnaire. After completing the research, a joint publication will be prepared for our entire team. The research project has been approved by the Bioethics Committee of the University of Szczecin.
We cordially invite you to cooperate.
Project details at the link below:
With best wishes,
Emilia Rutkowska, PhD
Univercity of Szczecin,
Psychology Institute
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I am a final year student of Psychology conducting research to understand the challenges faced by psychotherapists in conducting online therapy. I will be using the UTAUT therapist version, but I require the items and reliability and validity of the original version to validate the use of the scale.
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The items are online.
Check results using UTAUT Therapist version:
Békés, V., Aafjes-van Doorn, Prout, T., A., & Hoffman, L. (in press). Is It Really That Bad?
Analytic Therapists’ Experiences with Remote Therapy During COVID-19. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association.
Aafjes van Doorn, K., Békés, V., Prout, T., A., & Hoffman, L. (2020). Grappling with our therapeutic relationship and professional self-doubt during COVID-19: Will we use video therapy again? Counselling Psychology Quarterly.
Aafjes-van Doorn, K. & Békés, V. (2020). Psychotherapists’ Vicarious Traumatization During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and
Békés, V. & Aafjes-van Doorn, K. (2020). Therapists’ attitudes towards online therapy during the
COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. 30(2), 238.
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I'd like to know which protocols on hikikomori syndrome. what are the most used protocols about psychotherapy?
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La política de compresión con el paciente, intentando que sea éste el que se de cuenta de su situación
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Suppose an RCT, with 30 participants in each arm. Group A receives CBT sessions, Group B as a waitlist control does not. Both groups complete a depression questionnaire measure at baseline, and after Group A have had their CBT, both groups complete the questionnaire again. Te change in depression scores is the outcome of interest. However, let's say 5 individuals from Group A drop out, and so do not have the second time-point data, and likewise 2 individuals from group B dropout. If the study is wanting to carry out intention-to-treat analysis, how does this work. Is missing data computed for the dropped out participants (by some method)? Are group means of the depression scores just calculated as normal and the difference examined, despite group size discrepancy at the end time-point? Or are the participants that dropped out excluded entirely from calculations?
I have gotten very confused! Many thanks for any help!
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ITT is by default preferred "gold standard" analysis in most superiority intervention trials that assess efficacy, as it yields conservative estimates. The dictum is "once randomized, always analyzed". But in certain situations, you may want to additionally present the per protocol analysis. Whatever analysis you present, it would be prudent to mention it a priori while registering the protocol to dispel concerns about HARKING.
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Let me know if anyone is interested to have an open talk on depression.
Thanks,
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Depression, anxiety, hostility and hysterectomy
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I study and research about anxiety disorders in children in Iran and I sometimes face questions like this and unfortunately I could not find article or book to answer that.
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"COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN WITH ANXIETY". Children learn to handle the bully in their brain; by Jerry Bubrick, PhD; INSTITUTE MENTE INFANTIL (and II):
"Related: Do's (and Don'ts) When Kids Are Anxious
It is also important to help children really understand how anxiety is affecting their lives. In fact, I sometimes map the things a child cannot do because of their fears, like sleeping in their own bed, going to a friend's house, or sharing meals with their own family, and how that makes them feel. . It is important to make children understand how their anxiety works and to gain their trust because the next step, facing their fears, depends on their trust in me.
Exposure therapy slowly and consistently helps a child cope with her fears.
Adopting Robert Frost's observation that "the only way to get over a situation is to get through it," exposure therapy helps a child slowly and consistently cope with his fears so that he can learn to tolerate his anxiety until it subsides, eventually Instead of reacting by seeking comfort, escaping, avoiding, or performing rituals such as hand washing.
How does exposure therapy work?
The first step is to identify your triggers. We design a "hierarchy of fears," a series of escalating challenges, each of which is tolerable, and which together build significant progress. Instead of thinking in terms of black and white (I can't touch a dog or I can't cross a bridge) the children are asked to think in levels of difficulty. We could ask a child with a fear of contamination, for example: “On a scale of 1 to 10, how difficult would it be to touch the door handle with one finger? Knock and open the door?
Related: How Anxiety Leads To Conflictive Behaviors
For a child with a fear of vomiting, we might ask: “How difficult would it be to write the word vomit? If that's a 3, then let's say saying 'I'm going to vomit today' could be a 5. Watching a cartoon of someone vomiting could be rated 7. Watching an actual video of someone vomiting could be a 9. On top the hierarchy would probably be eating something that the child thinks will make him vomit. By rating these various fears, children come to realize that some things are less extreme, and more manageable than they thought.
Then we expose the child to the trigger in its mildest possible way, and we support them until the anxiety subsides. Fear, like any sensation, fades over time, and children gain a sense of mastery as they feel the anxiety diminish.
Intensive treatment
With a child who has severe anxiety, who can barely, for example, leave his room for fear that his parents will die, or who has to wash his hands dozens of times a day to avoid contamination, it can work to work with him several times a week, for several hours per session. We do exposure therapy in the office, and when a child is comfortable enough, we do it outside. For someone with social anxiety, for example, we could go outside wearing funny hats, or walk with a banana tied with a rope. For someone who is afraid of pollution, we could get on the bus together, or shake hands with strangers and then eat potato chips without washing our hands.
Once we have worked with some exhibitions, and the child feels more secure, I assign homework to practice what we did in the sessions at home. We want the kids to really master the exhibits before moving on. And parents are taught to help children thrive by encouraging them to tolerate feelings of anxiety, rather than running to protect them from their anxiety.
Treatment for mild to moderate levels of severity usually requires 8 to 12 sessions, and some children make more progress if they are also taking medications to reduce their anxiety, which can facilitate their involvement in therapy. It is important to understand that exposure therapy is hard work, for children and parents. But as the fear subsides, the children go back to doing the things they love to do, and the family welcomes back a child they feared they had lost, and that is a great reward".
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Hello everyone,
for my thesis I want to extract some voice features from audio data recorded during psychotherapy sessions. For this I am using the openSMILE toolkit. For the fundamental frequency and jitter I already get good results, but the extraction of center frequencies and bandwidths of the formants 1-3 is puzzling me. For some reason there appears to be just one formant (the first one) with a frequency range up to 6kHz. Formants 2 and 3 are getting values of 0. I expected the formants to be within a range of 500 to 2000 Hz.
I tried to fix the problem myself but could not find the issue here. Does anybody have experience with openSMILE, especially formant extraction, and could help me out?
For testing purposes I am using various audio files recorded by myself or extracted from youtube. My config file looks like this:
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Did you know if there is any research about psychodrama (as a psychotherapy) and embodied cognition ?
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Here is a paper that might be helpful on psychoanalytic psychodrama and embodiment:
  • Scorolli, C. (2019). Re-enacting the bodily self on stage: Embodied cognition meets psychoanalysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 492. Available online 5 April 2019, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00492
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Especially for Adolescents and youth. Dismantling studies that review specific treatment components would also be helpful!
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In the specific case of children and adolescents, an excellent investigation is: Meta-analysis on the Efficacy of Psychotherapy and Pharmacotherapy in Childhood and Juvenile Depression by R. García-Sánchez, P. Prieto and J. I. Capafons. UNIVERSIDAD DE LA LAGUNA (April 2019) https://www.fundacionanaed.es/index.php/interesa-t/articulos-de-interes/89-articulos-de-interes/487-metaanalisis-depresion-infantojuvenil; (on this website you can find more publications about it)
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I am new with Winnicott's concept of "true self" and "false self". So I wonder if there are ways to find the specific direction, in which a human should change, while moving from the current "false identity" to an assumed, but indefinite "genuine identity"?
Because I got the impression these ways have nor been actually defined, even theoretically. If I am right, was this gap in the theory ever criticized in the literature?
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As a clinician over 5 decades, I offer my observations. Sociology offers that we exhibit a public and private personnas. And we look for congruence or congruence. I suggest a third sub-type of split object representation, cyber-self.
I see personality as the more consistent aspect over time how we think, feel and act.
For me personality is dynamically formed via many inputs from others. It reveals itself around age 5 when we are also internalizing gender role assignment. It begins to consolidate in our late teens. By around the 3rd decade it is relatively fixed.
We are also potently shaped by the processes of socialization and enculturation.
I attach a few articles in this regard. Great topic.
Rich
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I’m a student of philosophy and religious studies. I’m also someone who practices mindfulness techniques to deal with stress and the effects of some permanent physical injuries. I’ve been impressed by how mindfulness has improved my life, and I’m interested in learning more about its history, how it works, and how it affects others. As part of a research project, I’m asking mindfulness practitioners some basic questions about their relationship with mindfulness to better understand how people use, understand, and benefit from their practice.
If you’re interested in participating, please complete my short survey and feel free to pass it along to others. It only takes about 3 minutes since it consists of just 3 demographics questions and 4 questions about mindfulness. It is 100% anonymous and will not ask for any contact information. The survey closes at 5PM EST on April 2nd, 2021.
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This is really interesting, important and good questions for researchers consumption.
Keep it up !
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Describe the skills and attributes that are necessary to communicate with someone who is experiencing mental health problems.
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It is a CLINICAL relationship and praxis -not a coffee chat or between friends- that usually has a Psychodynamic basis, Support Therapy and Ventilation, Catharsis, Relationship of Help, or Counseling (and can be more than one of the at the same time) ... in the end, is to use THE WORD (the "LOGOS") as a therapeutic weapon; the Asclepiades -and Hippocrates was- already told us in Classical Greece that "the Sanitary heals with the knife, the poison and the word": the knife has given foot to Surgery, the poison to Pharmacotherapy and, the word , to Psychotherapy (and they do not have to be exclusive).
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Need journal articles
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In addition to the resources above, here is also a document produced by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy: https://www.bacp.co.uk/media/3939/bacp-self-care-fact-sheet-gpia088-jul18.pdf
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I'm interested in the phenomenological method/paradigm, but have so far not found any papers or projects concerning their utility in interventions. Are heuristics such as Moustakas simply not applicable in the therapeutic setting or am I merely too inexperienced to find the right sources?
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Michael, trouble is do any therapists and psychiatrists read it?
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A sample size near to 20 with pre and post assessment after psychotherapy sessions. Can we apply paired sample T test? or other suggested tests that we can apply on it?
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You can run the paired t-test, but if you do not have a control ('placebo') group, you cannot be sure that the possible differences between pre and post measures are due to the therapy or just to time, 'wanting to please' , compliance or whatever.
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I am working on a project focused on the impact of a manipulation on the effectiveness of a psychotherapy session. We would like to show that our intervention makes a session of CBT therapy for depression more "effective." Our team will be looking at session effectiveness from two angles: the time in the session itself and the impact the session has over the next week. I have been thinking of measuring this with the Session Evaluation Questionnaire (SEQ), but that might be too broad. How might you measure in-session effectiveness? We might operationalized effectiveness as client engagement, client receptivity to the therapist, depth of client's disclosures, openness to practice and implement a specific CBT intervention, etc. I am open to how you might operationalize and measure CBT session effectiveness. We are not interested in assessing working alliance for this project. Thanks.
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One approach could be to select one or more constructs mediating change in the therapy model, and then measuring change in those. More effective forms of a therapy should have a stronger association to the psychological changes assumed to be the cause of treatment effects.
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Since Online Gaming is classified under behavioural addiction, banning it will have withdrawal symptoms. What could it be? How could it be measured or quantified? and what implications does it carry to mental health professionals. Expecting a healthy discussion on this topic.
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Yes, we have found that children have an extremely high level of screen time by the age of 6, where their development is starting. They are almost fully addicted to the games within months that removing these games would definitely and has caused massive withdrawls which then they find other outlets to feed those needs.
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I used the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (Ranked version) with a psychotherapy client and then noticed in the manual that the answer sheet is normally computer scored.
1. Does anybody have information on how to hand-score it? (they say it's time-consuming but I can't find instructions to assess that)
2. Where would I send the answer sheet and how much does it cost?
Any leads welcome.
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Well, I can answer this question myself now: Don't use the MIQ!
After I reached out to many different places about this test - including the text book co-author of “Career Development: Theory & Practice” - which is the version of the book we used in 2019 in our LPCC course, I received this answer from her:
“Unfortunately, Natasha, they discontinued the scoring. We didn’t include the instrument in our latest edition because we couldn’t even get it scored there.
Nadya Fouad”
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Hi, colleagues,
do you know any research on multiple psychotherapists on the same patient at once? What I find is that generally such collaboration in psychotherapeutic practice is frowned upon because of many reasons. But ar there any research on the matter? Thank you!
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It is the rule in psychoanalysis in Finland, for example, that the same therapist does not prescribe the drugs, in case of need.
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Hello,
does anyone know whether specific cut-off scores for the German CTQ have been defined? As far as I am informed in Bernstein & Fink (1998) cutoff scores for "none to low", "low to moderate", "moderate to severe", and "severe to extreme" exposure are provided for each scale of the Englisch version (Van de Eede et al. 2012).
I have already checked these publications, but no cutoff scores were included for the German CTQ
Klinitzke, G., Romppel, M., Häuser, W., Brähler, E., & Glaesmer, H. (2012). Die deutsche Version des Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ) - psychometrische Eigenschaften in einer bevölkerungsrepräsentativen Stichprobe. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 62(2), 47-51. doi:10.1055/s-0031-1295495
Wingenfeld, K., Spitzer, C., Mensebach, C., Grabe, H. J., Hill, A., Gast, U., & ... Driessen, M. (2010). Die deutsche Version des Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ): Erste Befunde zu den psychometrischen Kennwerten. Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie, 60(11), 442-450. doi:10.1055/s-0030-1247564
Bader K, Hänny C, Schäfer V, Neuckel A, Kuhl C. Childhood Trauma Questionnaire - Psychometrische Eigenschaften einer deutschsprachigen Version. Zeitschrift Für Klinische Psychologie Und Psychotherapie [serial online]. 2009;38(4):223-230. Available from: PSYNDEX: Literature and Audiovisual Media with PSYNDEX Tests, Ipswich, MA. Accessed March 25, 2015.
Thank you very much for your help!
Bernstein D, Fink L. Childhood Trauma Questionnaire: A Retrospective Self-
Report Questionnaire and Manual. San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corp; 1998.
Van Den Eede, F., Haccuria, T., De Venter, M., & Moorkens, G. (2012). Childhood sexual abuse and chronic fatigue syndrome. The British Journal Of Psychiatry, 200(2), 164-165. doi:10.1192/bjp.200.2.164a
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Hi! Could you also send me the cut-offs for the English version? Thanks!
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I'm attempting to write a lit-review on issues/benefits (assumptions, biases, resistance, counter transference, etc.) found specifically in a therapeutic alliance between a therapist and therapist-client. But I haven't found any literature or research regarding this question. Admittedly, this topic may be to broad to write a lit-review, thus any help would be greatly appreciated!
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A lot of good literature above, but going back to the basics. Some therapists misdiagnose themselves due to UTE, they need another therapist. As a therapist, I try to get 2-3 therapy every month to avoid burnout because my clients trauma may be vicarious, depressive states due empathy. We have the guidelines, but we are just as human as our clients e.g. An subconscious thought process we may be unaware of may set in, and in many couples therapy, where one partner is a therapist will come with the notion they know what the problem i.e. the other partner, it does good as a therapist to get therapy once in a while. It may be at times difficult to have a therapist as a client, just avoid intellectualizing during therapy.
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It is controversial. Is there any new literature on this topic?
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Please take a look at this useful RG link.
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Welche Effektgrössen sind aus Metanalysen bekannt
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I am doing a thesis on this subject and would very much welcome your input.
Were there positive or negative impacts?
Was it within an intimate relationship?
Did it affect the relationship you had with your children?
How did it change your views/thoughts on your friends?
Did you find yourself dropping friends?
Did you find yourself gravitating towards your peers instead?
What changed for the better?
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If you loose your need to please other person during your suffering in psychoanalysis and the so called friends who need a people pleaser fall off or
a spouse cannot cope with a person who knows what he/she wants, does it really matter if those pseudo-friends do not like you anymore. You are more authentic when you come out from the psychoanalysis.
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Looking for an answer to this one, also interested in papers regarding 4-HO-DET, 4-HO-MiPT, 4-HO-DiPT, and others. Anything outside of Alexander Shulgin's TIHKAL, and I am specifically looking for papers regarding their usage in psychotherapy.
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Kjellgren, Soussan C. 
“Heaven and Hell - A Phenomenological Study of Recreational Use of 4-HO-MET in Sweden”. 
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. 2011;43(3):211-219.
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Hallo,
has anyone information regarding the influence of clinical practice, practicum, own psychotherapy or courses in psychotherapy on the theoretical orientation of psychotherapists?
Thank you!
Robert
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Most literature presumes that a guiding theoretical orientation is needed to be effective. The suggestions to be open to all factors and learning from others seems most reasonable
The 1999 German Psychotherapeutengesetz requiring scientifically recognised orientation (with only CBT and psychodynamic therapy labeled as such) to secure insurance reimbursement would likely influence what training programs would even offer to teach.
But, in favour of integrative approaches: If you were the patient, would you not wish to be able to say that the values, attitudes, strategies proposed and modeled by your therapist are congruent, efficiently communicated, worthwhile, and so effective you want to see him/her some more? I'm suggesting that your personality, integrity, personal experience and growth, skills and constructive attitudes along with intact boundaries may carry the most weight in your therapeutic relationships.
PERCEIVED THEORETICAL ORIENTATION CHOICES OF ... etd.lib.metu.edu.tr/upload/12619169/index.pdf 1.1. Theoretical Orientation When psychotherapists are asked to explain their practice, there is a tendency to refer to one‟s theoretical orientation in the first place (Lyddon & Bradford, 1995; Vasco, Garcia-Marques, & Dreyden, 1993). This reflects the essential position of the theoretical orientation for psychotherapists.
Thesis paper by Goekcen Bulut September 2015 lists contributing factors related to theoretical orientation.
Common Factors Model - Personality Assessment - IResearchNethttps://psychology.iresearchnet.com/.../personality-assessment/common-factors-model Common Factors Model. The common factors theory stems from the contention that much of the effect of the various psychotherapies is due to factors that psychotherapies share, rather than those that are unique to a particular type of therapy. Researchers estimate that common factors account for between 45% and 70% of the effects of psychotherapy.
[PDF]Qualities and Actions of Effective Therapists https://www.apa.org/education/ce/effective-therapists.pdf Effective therapists are aware of the client’s characteristics and context. Characteristics of the client refer to the culture, race, ethnicity, spirituality, sexual orientation
Finding Your Theoretical Fit | Society for the Advancement ...https://societyforpsychotherapy.org/finding-theoretical-fit-unique-playbuzz-quiz Key factors that influence orientation include a practitioner’s unique personality and particular way of conceptualizing the human condition. These factors come into play in clinical and counseling psychology training programs, where students must select one of these orientations in order to practice psychotherapy in a coherent manner.
PDF) [Development of the theoretical orientation of ...https://www.academia.edu/18755404/_Development_of_the_theoretical_orientation_of... This article explores the extent to which, and ways in which, German speaking psychotherapists modify their theoretical orientations as a function of increasing clinical experience. The data for this come from the Development of Psychotherapists
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Do you know any paper, or official report, from any country, stating about how many patients or families should a clinical psychologist or psychotherapist be allowed to treat per day as a maximum in order to protect a good enough public healthcare quality?
The premise is that treating an excessive number of patients per day will inevitably cause a deterioration in the quality of health care, since this will affect the duration of the sessions, while clinicians can devote to reflecting on each case, the quality of the written record of each psychotherapy session, the formulation of the case, etc. My colleagues and I work exclusively for the public health system of our country. Our bosses constantly pressure us to treat more and more patients. As responsible and realistic people, we understand that it is necessary to make the most efficient use of public resources, and that is why we try to deal with as many cases as possible. But we also believe that it is necessary to limit this amount, to protect the quality of care that my colleagues and I can provide.
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Thank you very much, George Bussey, for your answer. You introduce a new variable that seems very relevant to me: how fatigue deteriorates the quality of psychotherapy when the therapist has been doing psychotherapy for several hours with no interruption. In our workday, which begins at 8:00, we start to treat the first patient at 9:00, and we no longer stop treating one patient after another until 15:00, and I can assure you that even when you dedicate as much effort and interest as possible to every case, it is impossible to treat the last patients with the same concentration and energy as to the firsts. That is why we try to gave the last hours to the patients with a less serious mental state and who just require follow-up, as we are aware about our growing fatigue. But, of course, this is not the fairest way of doing our job, and I think you are right: it is necesary to schedule a brake every two or three sessions.
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I can find plenty of studies on wait-times effect on psychotherapy retention rates, but there does not appear to be anything for psychological assessments.
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In CBT the first four sessions constitute a psychological assessment time in case you are a psychologist. You can also give different tests and home-works during that time.
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I need to quote some critics to Bordin´s model of therapeutic alliance. There is any paper for recommend?
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These researchers are here on RG. Discuss the topic with these experts:
Revisiting Bordin's Theory on the Therapeutic Alliance: Implications for Family Therapy
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How do social worker improve mental health services in primary healthcare? What services should they be providing?
Social workers may also be competent psychotherapists. Are we utilizing their skill sets? How can we improve practices to lighten the burden of mental health crisis in emergency rooms? How can we lighten the stress and level of distress experienced due to limited access and availability to mental health services?
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The realistic job preview video of “Social Workers in Integrated Health Care,” developed as part of the Integrated Health Scholars Program within the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas, may provide you with some answers to your question: https://socwel.ku.edu/ihsp
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I am working on subject called "Father wound" in psychology. I would like to hear from people who work(ed) on the same subject.
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Healing the Father Wound by Kathy Rodriguez may help you with your topic.
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is anyone informed about the subject - would like to talk to someone who does this kind of therapy
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Yes, everyone has vital energy that a psychotherapist can use to treat individual mental disorders, but the therapist must study each case individually. In mental disorders, I also ask, like Dr. Richard Kensinger, whether bed overlap can have a role for mental disorders. Arrest disorder I wonder, I did well the question and blessed efforts.
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I am currently carrying out research into Adult Baby Syndrome for my Doctorate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, looking at counsellors and psychotherapists that may have worked with clients with autism that have pursued or wished to pursue Adult Baby Syndrome.
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I have never come across an autistic person with Adult Baby Syndrome/ Paraphilic infantilism. Many autistic people have child like obsessions special interests. Some autistic people with Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) may "chose" a passive dependent role, the role of a baby to stop what they see as demands from others and get others to do things for them as a form of being "in control" but the role play doesn't seem to lead in the engagement of drinking from a bottle, dressing like a baby or wishing to wear a nappy etc.
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Hi!
I am interested in books or articles that discuss the history of social perception of mental illness or psychotherapy/counselling, but also in relation to relevant topics such as masculinity, stigma, mental awareness etc.
In other words, I am aiming to discuss the historical factors that have had contributed to the present state.
My thesis will study alexithymia, emotional intelligence as predictors of attitudes towards professional psychological help (counselling).
Thanks in advance!
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Please have a look at the following PDF attachments.
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I've read the other threads on this issue but I can't quite figure it out. I'm studying perception of online therapy and I want to use a t-test to contrast perceptions of people who have ANY experience with therapy, and those of people who don't. I've got to base my analyses on two questions. Q1 = Have you ever had FACE-TO-FACE therapy? The answers are 1 = yes or 2 = no. Q2 = Have you ever had ONLINE therapy? Again, answers are 1 = yes or 2 = no. What I want to do is combine into one group all of the people who've ever had any kind of therapy (that is, face-to-face = YES and online = NO, face-to-face = NO and online = YES, face-to-face = YES and online = YES) and contrast that with the people who have never had any experience of psychotherapy of any kind (face-to-face = NO and online = NO). I would then go on to contrast the two groups with a dependent variable which would be "perceived efficacy of online therapy", which is a quantitative variable. I've tried grouping by splitting file and selecting cases as well as by creating a new variable using the commands AND/OR, but it doesn't seem to work. Any comments will be greatly appreciated!
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ANOVA is an extended t-test for 3 groups or more. Mental well-being is better than efficacy of therapy because you have one group who never had therapy and then you have face-to-face therapy and online therapy.
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The retirement age is around 60-65 in almost every country. However you can still do private practice as long as you want. But still, there must be a personal limit dont you think?
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Hello, It is very sad that this support and this particular therapy context can no longer be available to you. It is also sad that the timing is so bad now that you’ve got this new issue of abuse memories to discuss.
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I just came across a really interesting point of view in a clinical manual by a leading author in clinical treatment in Spain, Miguel Ángel Vallejo. He claims, based on a study by Rude and Rehm (1991)*, that psychotherapy is most effective when it boosts already-existing capacities and skills, rather than when it focuses on ameliorating deficits. That seems to run counter to much of what I have seen before in psychotherapy; does this idea match your clinical experience, or do you have any additional bibliography that might support this claim Thanks a lot!
*The citation to this article is given as "Rude, S. S., & Rehm, L. P. (1990). Cognitive and behavioral predictors of response to treatments for depression. Clinical Psychology Review, 11, 493–514"; however, all I can find online is this other article, with a different name, although (apparently) similar content: https://psycnet.apa.org/record/1992-06180-001
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"In psychotherapy, is it better to boost current skills or mitigate deficits?"
I just discovered this important question. If we go beyond the question of depression alone and ask a more general question about the psychotherapies - from psychoanalytic to behavioral and cognitive therapies to relational therapies, we can discern more general patterns of what happens in therapy.
Using information theory and systemic therapy as a model (but this applies to all therapies), we do three simple things in therapy (Di Nicola, 1997):
  • Enhance uncertainty (show that their current repertoire is limited or that their way of framing things can be improved)
  • Introduce novelty (suggest other ways of examining the problem from new perspectives)
  • Encourage diversity (stimulate new ways of thinking and being, beyond their current repertoire in order to be more adaptive to current and future challenges)
So, my specific answer to this question - "In psychotherapy, is it better to boost current skills or mitigate deficits?" - is that another option is missing which is to introduce novelty, new ways of looking at things and new ways of living. This means in the frame of this question, new skills, as opposed to boosting skills already in place or mitigating lack. Let me be clear: offering to model or teach new skills is not necessarily addressing a lack. It may simply be the case that the person never confronted a given situation and needs to add to their repertoire of skills.
Vincenzo Di Nicola, MPhil, MD, PhD
Université de Montréal &
The George Washington University
Reference: Di Nicola, V. (1997). A Stranger in the Family: Culture, Families, and Therapy. New York & London: WW Norton & Co.
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I know that CBT, for example, is an evidence-based treatment for MDD. What about supportive psychotherapy?
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Currently completing a project as part of studies in Mental health of older patients at the Australian College of Applied Psychology in Sydney Australia
I am currently designing a research proposal and require to quickly secure my document for approval
Urgently looking for a minimum of 6 to 8 qualified therapists who have dealt with older patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder for a qualitative interview and questionaiire
I need to move quickly so if you have had experience in as a therapist I would very interested in talking to you you I have a deadline to secure participants so if you are able to assist please reply as soon as possible
Your assistance in this research will benefit future therapy in the area of treating older patients who have this disorder.
And referrals welcome
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Gary Darbyshire
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My Proposal date of submission 17th March so I need to confirm opportunity to access and discuss in interview mode before that date.
This will form my major research project for a required component.
Again Thank you.
Gary Darbyshire MMgmt MStratMktng Grad Dip Cou.
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we aim to systematically analyse the pictures drawn by children with a trauma background who are undergoing psychotherapy including art therapy.
Any ideas for structured procedures / instruments welcome!
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Honestly, you would have to ask the child to explain what their drawing means to them. Each individual attributes different meanings to things. Even the colour the child choses to use can have a symbolic meaning. What that specific child associates that object, shape, or colour with can only truly be understood when the child shares that information. Establishing trust is essential for interacting with traumatized children. When they don't trust an individual they are around, they are skeptical and more closed off. This behavior says more about the practitioner than the traumatized child. When the practitioner comes off as controlling or forceful (s)he loses the ability to interact with that child.
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I know there is (somewhat) widespread agreement that relaxation techniques can be used as a form of avoidance of exposure in panic disorder, and hence breathing techniques and progressive muscle relaxation are discouraged so that the client feels the full physiological activation and becomes aware that the symptoms that he/she experiences are not actually dangerous or life-threatening in any way.
However, I was wondering whether this would apply as well to exposures in other forms of anxiety, say, specific phobia or social phobia. In those instances, it seems to me that the exposure to the phobic stimulus is not prevented by the relaxation/breathing techniques, and so these techniques would be merely an aid to facilitate the exposure. The client would not habituate to the physiological activation (which would be dampened by the relaxation techniques), but he/she could still dispel his/her irrational beliefs about coming into contact with the feared object.
Any science to back this up?
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Marc Josep Garcia Hervás that sounds like an interesting idea! And I suppose it would depend on the ultimate aim- to eliminate distress or manage more effectively?
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Dear colleagues,
does anybody know about current psychotherapy research or practice on/with person-centered encounter groups in the context of conflict transformation?
Just about starting a thesis around this subject (completion of psychotherapy studies), I would be very grateful for any advice.
With best greetings,
Michael Weiss
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I have a feeling that the specificity of exposure should be more or less irrelevant in behavioral therapy of agoraphobia secondary to panic disorder, since the fear is of being unable to escape or receive help regardless of the specific surroundings, as opposed to what one might observe in situational specific phobia. Therefore, it shouldn't matter whether one is stuck on a plane or in an elevator, for instance, and exposure should work in both situations. However, I can't find any research to sustain this claim. Could anybody point me in the right direction? Thank you very much!
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"since the fear is of being unable to escape or receive help regardless of the specific surroundings, as opposed to what one might observe in situational specific phobia."
I think it is precisely related to specific surroundings. Erasmus Darwin noted it in travel across a snow-filled landscape where visual reference points were absent. The problem is one of body and space instability due to fluctuating vestibular dysfunction in the inner ear where compensatory visual fixation is absent or ambiguous.
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What are your predictions about the possible contributions of Artificial Intelligence technologies to the field of psychotherapy?
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Please share if you have any article or book recommendations about this issue.
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Ronán,
" Their defensive responses, however, persuades me that they know that they have something to hide…" not to hide but they know how unique each person is /Bee
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I am particularly interested in children who were abused and who are in care or who have been adopted. I am writing a literature review for my Masters in Integrative Child and Adolecent Psychotherapy and Counselling at Middlesex University and am studying at Terapia in London.
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Thank you everyone for your feedback so far, it has been very helpful.
I'm really interested in how the damage is undone, once it has occured!
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Do you think insomnia is one of the subjects of psychotherapy work or clients with insomnia should be medicated?
Thanks!
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Treatment for Insomnia
Acute insomnia may not require treatment. Mild insomnia often can be prevented or cured by practicing good sleep habits (see below). If your insomnia makes it hard for you to function during the day because you are sleepy and tired, your health careprovider may prescribe sleeping pills for a limited time. Rapid onset, short-acting drugs can help you avoid effects such as drowsiness the following day. Avoid using over-the-counter sleeping pills for insomnia, because they may have undesired side effects and tend to lose their effectiveness over time.
Treatment for chronic insomnia includes first treating any underlying conditions or health problems that are causing the insomnia. If insomnia continues, your health care provider may suggest behavioral therapy. Behavioral approaches help you to change behaviors that may worsen insomnia and to learn new behaviors to promote sleep. Techniques such as relaxation exercises, sleep restriction therapy, and reconditioning may be useful.
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I have the scores of questionnaires for the evalution of psychotherapy outcomes for each session of a short-term psychotherapy (6 cases, 16 sessions for each case). I would like to have a measure of patient improvement by analyzing temporal series.
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I'm not exactly in the field but take a look at this online course: https://www.economodel.com/time-series-analysis?fbclid=IwAR2UWHuzp-sa7qfUJKPjp3z8CDOJjSZtS_f-jR8NzsMoonjMETQquNfeDY8 it sounds grate and have R materials!
Take also a look at this facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/PsychologicalDynamics/
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My undergraduate thesis research will specifically focus on the employment of Expressive Arts Psychotherapeutic techniques within the context of trauma within the context of Karachi. With accrued permission, I shall be working with a number of therapists who employ Expressive Arts Psychotherapeutic techniques with traumatized clients. To this effect, I aim to draw from existing Literature Review such as the work of Cathy Malchiodi, Peter Levine, Stephen Porges, and, Bessel Van der Kork. I am concerned about application of "extra-cultural constructs" which might not apply to a local culture in absence of localized trauma research resources. To this effect, I wanted to enquire that within the context of my own local culture, and, drawing on a body of work not based on localized culture, how can I decide the parameters by which I can remain sensitive to the application of trauma related Expressive Art approaches within the context of localized cultural frameworks as well as constructs- and, be able to divorce reviewed research from arguably "extra-cultural" frameworks, and, sensitivize and integrate them into localized cultural frameworks?
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Dear Ammad,
First, trust your knowedge and skills, then do some reading. Here is another paper for you:
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Have you ever investigated your psychotherapy clients' dietary habits? Is that saying "You are what you eat" is correct? Is there a relationship between with what we eat and how we feel? We, psychotherapists are not trained to ask about food but I am really curious, would like to hear some opinions.
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Are you an integrative psychotherapist who has been qualified for two years or more?
If you are interested in taking part in a semi-structured interview lasting between 40 to 60 minutes, as part of my research, I would like to hear from you.
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We have been publishing an international peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of psychotherapy for over 20 years. We had an impact factor with the original publisher; but when we changed publishers (over 12 years ago), we lost that and it now seems very difficult to get 'listed' in these many professional journal databases.
Apparently, there are even some (seemingly professional) databases that are a 'scam'.
Any help or advice offered by people journal editors with similar experience and expertise.
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Hi,
I enjoyed Hilcenko's story, and I know several more like his. As to the question posted by Dr. Young, it seems that this problem occurs also when journals merge, or change title. The Clarivate Analytics WoS is indexing today 31 journals in the area of psychotherapy. I wonder what is the name of the journal in question.
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Decades ago hysteria was excluded from the official diagnostic manuals and dismembered in several categories. However, from a psychodynamic point of view, it is a model of psychic functioning, and as such, present in the daily clinical practice as the basis of pathological events, both psychic and somatic. From psychoanalysis, it is understood that any psychic symptom should be approached in its fundamentals, rather than in their outward manifestations, and that the disregard of those hysterical grounds contributes to mistaken clinical strategies with losses for both the patient and therapist. And you, how do you think this question?
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I find your question very important. It is astonishng the fact that psychonalysis built was built on hysteria , but modern psychoanalysis seems to forget it. Indeed, Breuer treated Anna O with the " Talking Cure" and Freud found Breuer results very interesting, was not frightened by transference, as Breuer did, and claimed that hysterical symptoms had a meaning: hysterical patients suffered from " reminiscences". Well I found this vision not so outdated in my clinical work, but nowadays we have few somatic symptoms that, as you know are called "Conversion" disorder, but they can be still observed. In any case DSM IV establish that in the " Conversion" disorder there is a psychological meaning. Me too, I wondered " where have Freud hysterical sympoms been gone? " . This is a huge question. For the moment I would think that many "Panic disorder" described now, would have been seen as hysterical once. But that does not answer completely the question. From a clinical point of view, if I have a patient with hysterical symptoms I think about some help from a pharmacological treatment of anxious or depressive sympotms. (Obviously you have to consider any organic cause ).Then I look for the psychological meanings of his symptoms exploring with the patient any implication of it or of them. I tell some patient the utility of a psychoanalitical psychotherapy or a psychoanalysis, but depending on the singular patient, not on " hysterical" appearance.In that case I dont like focusing on hysterical symptoms, but in the patient as a whole. I found this approach useful in phobic anxiety, while somatic concerns are more difficult to treat,.even in the long run they can improve. I recognize that my answer does not cover the many questions opened by your question, but I think we should always keep on mind: where have been gone the Freud and Charcot hysteria nowadays? I will be glad to cover in a more complete way this matter with you. Best regards.
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I have worked on major depressive disorder (MDD) and came across people who had suicidal thoughts and ideology. Most of them, were sick of their lives and viewed it like a dead-end. During the psychotherapy (talk therapy) sessions that I led during my dissertation period, every depressed person that I had talked to, more-or-less had the same symptoms and thinking and had a tendency to blame it on their helpless situations.
What I couldn't understand was what actually leads to suicidal ideology in people? Depression is one of the reasons, but, there is no exact reasoning for it.
What are your views on it? Please share.
Thank you.
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good greeting
Causes of Suicide
The weakness of religious
Social problems
Domestic violence
The unemployment
Drug Addiction
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I am trying to enter data for a meta-analysis of intervention studies (the intervention being psychotherapy). The outcomes are measured on a continuous scale (such as a total score on the Hospital Depression and Anxiety Scale).
If I choose to use the 'Means & Std. Dev' technique to do this, what means am I supposed to enter? My treatment and control groups have means for different time points (such as baseline, post-test, follow-up) etc. From my understanding, I choose a uniform time point post-intervention and enter those means into my meta-analysis calculator. Is this correct?
Can someone please (in layman's terms!) please explain how this type of meta-analysis works please?
Many many thanks in advance!
Shruti
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it depends if you are doing meta-analysis from change from baseline measurements or only for final observations.
Considering that you are using final observations, I'll try a very simple example to display how to do:
Settings: randomized clinical trial, two arms, pre-post analysis with a follow up of 5 years.
Outcome: Depression and anxiety trough a scale.
Study #1 - Raghuraman et al, 2018.
Group A baseline score: 30 ± 10, sample size: 100
Group B baseline score: 31 ± 9, sample size: 101
Group A 1 year score: 29 ± 9, sample size: 90
Group B 1 year score: 20 ± 10, sample size: 80
Group A 5 year score: 31 ± 11, sample size: 50
Group B 5 year score: 19 ± 8, sample size: 45
Firstly, you need to decide what time range do you want to meta-analyze. This is quite a philosophical question - you may need to decide what is relevant to your analysis. But lets consider you want all the time lines.
Being a pairwise meta-analysis, you will need to compare a mean against another mean. To do so, you have two separate meta-analysis to do: pooled depression/anxiety scale in 1 year and pooled depression/anxiety in 5 years, and you will present those results separately in your meta-analysis (despite the fact you can present an overall diamond by treating timeframes as sub-groups, but this is another topic).
Then, you will insert only the final observed results for each treatment (just leave baseline values):
Meta-analysis #1 (1 year score):
Mean group A = 29, SD group A = 9, N = 90; Mean group B = 20, SD group B = 10, N = 80 and the same thing for study #2, and #3 and so on.
Meta-analysis #2 (5 year score):
Mean group A = 31, SD group A = 11, sample size = 50; Mean group B = 19, SD group B = 8, sample size = 45.
If this is your first experience with meta-analysis, I would recommend you the RevMan software (free, from the Cochrane Collaboration). The input will ask you exactly those values for each study.
Botton line: if you are dealing with psychometric variables, there is a possibility to arrive in different forms to measure anxiety/depression, for exemple. I mean, different instruments within they proper scales. In this scenario, you will do the same thing, but in the output please use the Standardized Mean Differences instead of Weighted Mean Differences (or usually just Mean Differences). You can combine different instruments with the SMD without losing sense in your pooled effect estimate (it would be odd to combine a scale from 0-50 with another being -50 to 100).
Please do not hesitate to ask me further questions.
Good luck!
LH