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2907, 2016

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 [...]

3006, 2016

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 [...]

105, 2016

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% [...]

504, 2016

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 [...]

703, 2016

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 [...]

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