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702, 2017

Types of Psychotherapy

Types of Psychotherapy A psychotherapist’s approach to therapy is as unique as they are.  Most professional therapists are educated in a number of approaches.  This psychotherapeutic orientation combines with the therapist's personality and a style eventually develops. There are a number of recognized approaches to psychotherapy and most therapists use a combination of [...]

2701, 2017

Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions

Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions Robert Plutchik was a psychologist who developed a psychoevolutionary theory of emotion, considered one of the most influential classification approaches for general emotional responses. Plutchik suggested that there were eight basic emotions; anger, fear, sadness, disgust, surprise, anticipation, trust and joy. He proposed that these primary emotions are biologically primitive [...]

2012, 2016

Genograms in Family Therapy

Genograms in Family Therapy A genogram, sometimes called a family map, is a pictorial display of a patient's family relationships and medical history. It goes beyond a traditional family tree by allowing the user to visualize hereditary patterns and psychological factors that punctuate relationships. It can be used to identify repetitive patterns of behavior [...]

1211, 2016

Anxiety Treatment and Medication

Anxiety Treatment and Medication When you’re overcome by heart-stopping panic, overwhelmed by fear, or tired from numerous sleepless nights spent worrying, you may be tempted do just about anything to get relief. While  there is no question that anxiety can be disabling, is medication the best answer? Is there good evidence that drugs [...]

1610, 2016

How Marriage Counseling Works

How Marriage Counseling Works Marriage counseling is a form of therapy that can help all types of couples in all different types of intimate relationships, whether they are heterosexual or homosexual, married or not. Unfortunately, most marriage counselors report that the majority of couples wait to come to therapy until the point where [...]