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904, 2017

Overcoming Grief

Overcoming Grief There’s a huge debate among mental health professional as to whether grief can actually ever be overcome. Those who argue that it cannot claim that the best that we can hope for when processing grief is that it be managed. Either way, there are things that a grieving person can do [...]

702, 2017

Types of Psychotherapy

The Most Popular Kinds 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 [...]

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 [...]

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