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Grief and Terminal Illness

Grief and Terminal Illness As modern medicine has made huge advances the process of death itself has changed. It has been transformed from an often sudden event into a lengthy process that begins with a terminal diagnosis. The diagnosis along with its subsequent prognosis is many times the beginning of a long, protracted [...]

October 25th, 2017|Categories: Counseling, Family Therapy, Therapy|Tags: , |

Caregiver Depression

Caregiver Depression Depression among caregivers is so common that there is a term for it: caregiver depression. This particular type of depression can take a serious toll on a caregiver and affect the caregiver’s ability to care for a loved one. Although the bulk of research involving caregiver depression has involved the caregiver’s [...]

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 [...]

April 9th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety Treatment, Counseling, Depression, Psychotherapy, Therapy|Tags: |

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 [...]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: Counseling, Emotions, Psychological Development, Relationships|Tags: |

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, Relationships|Tags: |

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, Eating Disorders, Psychotherapy|Tags: |