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Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for suicidal behaviors

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for suicidal behaviors Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) (Linehan, 1993a, 1993b) is an evidencebased outpatient psychotherapy for chronically “parasuicidal” adults diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Parasuicide is defi ned as acute, deliberate nonfatal self-injury or harm that includes suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injurious behaviors (Linehan, 1993a). Suicidal behaviors are considered to be […]

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for suicide attempters

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for suicide attempters Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective intervention for depressive symptoms (Beck, Rush, Shaw, & Emery, 1978, 1979; Clarke, Rohde, Lewinsohn, Hops, & Seeley, 1999). Cognitive therapy postulates three primary areas of maladaptive thinking: (a) the “cognitive triad”: the idiosyncratic and negative view of self, experience, […]

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group therapy for eating disorders

Numerous studies support the effi cacy of group therapy for individuals with eating disorders (e.g., Garner, Fairburn, & Davis, 1997; Rosenvinge, 1990). Various group therapies—psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, psychoeducational, topic-focused, and self-help—have all been shown to be eff ective. Nonspecifi c factors, such as a sense of belonging and interpersonal feedback, are considered to be more important […]

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Reparative and Conversion Therapy

Reparative and Conversion Therapy If the above interventions fail to improve self-acceptance, caring therapists may be tempted to consider students’ requests for changing their sexual orientation. Before undertaking this eff ort or referring clients to a so-called reparative therapist, it is crucial to recognize that there is no empirical evidence published in peer-reviewed journals in […]

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group therapy activities for substance abuse

group therapy activities for substance abuse Group therapy, alone or in combination with individual psychotherapy, is a traditional mainstay of substance abuse services. In our experience, group therapy provides a mechanism for addressing the unfortunately easy campus acceptance of alcohol abuse as well as the widespread denial and minimization of substance abuse. When individual psychotherapy […]

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therapy relationship issues

therapy relationship issues Depressed students tend to make agreeable patients. True, those who have borderline or narcissistic traits can be exceptions, like one tormenting female student who taunted her therapist: “Probably I won’t kill myself but I won’t guarantee it, because I want you to worry about me at night.” Generally, though, therapists like working […]

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Group Therapy Skills and Consulting with Small Groups or Teams

Group Therapy Skills and Consulting with Small Groups or Teams The group therapy analogy is important in terms of looking at the interaction between the role the leader plays and the behavior of the members of the group. The norms of the group are important, and what is subtly communicated about rewards is often more […]

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Who is music therapy for?

Who is music therapy for? This is of benefit for those for whom words are not readily accessible but is also valuable to others. The use of improvised music brings unconscious areas into awareness. Music therapy has been used at all developmental stages and with people with autism. It allows for choice and the growth […]

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what is music therapy used to treat

what is music therapy used to treat Music therapy in Britain has been used within the field of intellectual disabilities for many years. The therapist helps the person to achieve change, using musical experiences and the relationships that develop through them. Sessions normally take place weekly over a period of time and, in common with […]

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what drama therapy stands for

what drama therapy stands for This is the intentional and systematic use of drama/theatre processes to achieve psychological growth and change. The tools are derived from theatre and the goals are psychotherapeutic. In other words, dramatherapy is involvement in drama with a healing intention. Dramatherapy facilitates change through drama processes. It uses the potential of […]

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