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Erikson’s Stages of Psychosocial Development

Erikson's Stages of Psychosocial Development A life cycle describes the different stages that a living organism goes through during its lifetime. The duration and number of life stages differ from specie to specie. German-born American psychologist Erik Erikson developed an elaborate theory of human development with distinct stages of human development covering the [...]

September 11th, 2016|Categories: Child Development, Psychotherapy|Tags: , |

Panic Attacks at Night

Panic Attacks at Night Nighttime or nocturnal panic attacks appear to occur with no obvious trigger and typically awaken the person from a sound sleep. The individual tends to experience the same symptoms as a daytime panic attack, including rapid heart rate, trembling, sweating, shortness of breath, and a sense of impending doom. [...]

Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Motivation

Herzberg’s Two-Factor Theory of Motivation One of the most discussed topics in counseling is how to increase personal motivation. Part of a counselor’s job is to elicit and enhance motivation because motivation is a key to change. Research into motivation is inexorably linked to an understanding of personal change -- a concept [...]

July 29th, 2016|Categories: Counseling, Motivation|Tags: |

Psychotherapy for Smoking Cessation

Psychotherapy and Group Therapy for Smoking Cessation The United States Public Health Service published updated smoking-cessation guidelines for doctors. Their reports have consistently identified psychotherapeutic counseling and behavioral therapies as proven effective components of a smoking-cessation program. Other studies had the same findings; concluding that individual and group psychotherapy are an important component [...]

June 30th, 2016|Categories: Addiction, Psychotherapy|Tags: |

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders

Incidence and Statistics of Eating Disorders The relatively-new diagnoses of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder were first publicized by the American Psychiatric Association in the 1950s, these types of behaviors have been around for centuries and have even been practiced in ancient times. Studies have suggests that up around 5% [...]

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior

Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior Many people have heard of skin picking, but not many realize that it is a disorder that falls under the category of the term body-focused repetitive behavior. Body-focused repetitive behavior (BFRB) is an umbrella term for impulse control behaviors involving compulsively damaging one's physical appearance or causing physical injury. BFRBs [...]

10 Tips Couples Learn in Marriage Counseling

10 Tips Couples Learn in Marriage Counseling More and more couples are going to marriage counseling for one basic reason – it works. Of course, it does not work for all couples. While marriage counseling may seem like a miracle for one couple, it could actually may another couple’s situation even worse. Whether [...]

The New Counseling Psychology

The New Counseling Psychology Counseling psychology is a form of applied psychology that is used by psychologists and psychotherapists to help people improve their lives. In practice, counseling psychology focuses on treating individuals with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, vocational, and social problems and disorders. It is one of the most common [...]

February 7th, 2016|Categories: Counseling, Psychotherapy|Tags: |

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a theory of psychological development developed by Abraham Maslow in a 1943 paper entitled "A Theory of Human Motivation." Over the span of his career as a psychologist, Maslow expanded on his original idea to include his observations of natural curiosity. In order to [...]

Marriage Family Therapy

Marriage Family Therapy Marriage and family therapy is a type of counseling that uses psychotherapy, marriage counseling and family therapy to diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and family systems. Marriage and family therapists (MFT) help people work through problems and rebuild relationships. Couples often seek [...]