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I'll never forgive Mommie

I'll never forgive Mommie | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
In 1978 Christina Crawford exposed her filmstar mother Joan as a cruel, abusive alcoholic in the memoir Mommie Dearest. She updating and releasing another edition.
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Welcome to Marsden Therapy

Welcome to Marsden Therapy | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Marsden Therapy Newsletter on Scoop.it - a site for collecting articles, blog posts and videos about my passion: counselling and mental health. Please browse my collection and post your comments. 

You can visit my website at http://www.marsdentherapy.co.uk and follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/marsdentherapy

and read my blog at http://www.marsdentherapy.blogspot.co.uk On my website and blog you'll find links to my other sites and learn more about my interests: counselling, counsellor supervision, training, teaching, NLP, research and writing. Thanks for visiting and best wishes!

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Psychotherapy as a Kind of Art

Psychotherapy as a Kind of Art | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Like my novels, it enabled me to make sense of a world that often seemed senseless.
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Breivik victims' parents too traumatised to work four years on, research shows

Breivik victims' parents too traumatised to work four years on, research shows | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Six out of 10 parents are still struggling with intense grief over the 2011 massacre, while two out of three show symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder Four years after Anders Behring Breivik went on a murderous rampage at a summer camp for...
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Why CBT is falling out of favour

Why CBT is falling out of favour | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
‘Researchers have found that CBT is roughly half as effective in treating depression as it used to be’
Everybody loves cognitive behavioural therapy.
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Schizophrenia may be the price of our humanity

Schizophrenia may be the price of our humanity | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Research suggests the disease is linked to changes in brain size on the evolutionary road from ape to man
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My Personal Journey in Mental Health Treatment

My Personal Journey in Mental Health Treatment | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
This is my story of battling depression and finding mental health treatment.
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Well written piece about an experience of depression and mental health treatment.

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Psychosomatic disorders: When illness really is all in the mind

Psychosomatic disorders: When illness really is all in the mind | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
A man loses the power of his legs but tests suggest he is perfectly fit. Could he be imagining it?
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Mind -body connection.

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British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Opposes Mandatory use of Psychological Therapies in workfare programmes

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Opposes  Mandatory use of Psychological Therapies in workfare programmes | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Iain Duncan Smith Adviser tries out Therapy for Jobseekers. Thanks to Enigma: The BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) issued this statement this week.   17th June, 2...
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Providing psychological therapies for Jobcentre clients is something I support and something students of mine have provided, but making attendance mandatory, linking attendance to benefit claims or suggesting that counsellors set employment goals is something to oppose.

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Locked up in Bedlam, artist Richard Dadd was set free by fairies

Locked up in Bedlam, artist Richard Dadd was set free by fairies | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
We are transfixed by Dadd’s fantastical paintings not because he had a mental illness, but because they are nothing like the leaden Victorian art of the day
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It seemed crazy to hire a painter with Tourette’s. Boy, did I get a lesson in “broken” and “normal”

It seemed crazy to hire a painter with Tourette’s. Boy, did I get a lesson in “broken” and “normal” | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Jesse's perfectly painted lines are a constant reminder of the awe-inspiring power of a mind that works differently
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Inside the head of an anorexic

Inside the head of an anorexic | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Elena Dunkle’s hard-hitting YA book Elena Vanishing: A Memoir tells the story of her battle with anorexia, here she tells us what it’s like to have the torturous eating disorder – and the reason why she wrote the book
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I’m raising my children atheist in the Bible Belt

I’m raising my children atheist in the Bible Belt | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
My neighbors can think whatever they like. I don't need God to teach my children right from wrong
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What Kind of Psychotherapy Should You Choose?

What Kind of Psychotherapy Should You Choose? | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
I would advise potential clients, friends, or family members to find a therapist who "gets" them, has the expertise to help them reduce their suffering as soon as possible, and teaches them skills to stay better.
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Mental health counselling 'opens wounds' - Jake Mills - BBC News

Mental health counselling 'opens wounds' - Jake Mills - BBC News | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Jake Mills, a comedian who attempted to take his own life after suffering with mental health problems, says he "started dreading counselling".
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Fair comment Jake. I'd want our counselling to be about what would be helpful and how we can achieve that together.

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Addiction is not a disease: How AA and 12-step programs erect barriers while attempting to relieve suffering

Addiction is not a disease: How AA and 12-step programs erect barriers while attempting to relieve suffering | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Defining addiction as a disease is marketing for the rehab industry — and an excuse when treatment doesn't work
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Children’s mental health must be cared for. Or the consequences will be dire | Paul Burstow

Children’s mental health must be cared for. Or the consequences will be dire | Paul Burstow | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
While one in 10 children and young people has a treatable mental illness just one in four receives treatmentThe chancellor tells us that he is putting into law the obligation to generate budget surpluses in the “interests of our children”.
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We need a cross government approach and resources

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Psychosis isn't catching but burnout is a risk for many caring professionals

Psychosis isn't catching but burnout is a risk for many caring professionals | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Staff regularly dealing with traumatic situations are at risk of mental health issues, employers must ensure they are well supported
“Is it catching?
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This is a good article on the risks of burn out for social care workers and what we can do to protect ourselves.

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As a music therapist I can give people back the power to communicate

As a music therapist I can give people back the power to communicate | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
Regular sessions can help reduce anxiety among people with mental health conditions such as depression and dementia On a weekday, it’s normally an early start; responding to urgent emails before heading to my office at the music therapy research...
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Anxiety may be worsening your ability to empathise with others

Anxiety may be worsening your ability to empathise with others | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
New social research conducted in America suggests that anxiety may reduce our ability to empathize with other people or understand their emotions.
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For all the anxious counsellors out there

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The truth about 'boarding school syndrome'

The truth about 'boarding school syndrome' | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it

As a new book suggests our classic British institutions inflict lifelong mental wounds, boarding school 'survivor' Wendy Leigh examines the lifelong effect of being sent away from home, aged 10

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BAD THERAPY? A DISGRUNTLED EX-PSYCHOTHERAPY CLIENT SPEAKS HER PIECE

BAD THERAPY?   A DISGRUNTLED EX-PSYCHOTHERAPY CLIENT SPEAKS HER PIECE | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
In blogs and book reviews, I see reference by therapy professionals to the “disgruntled ex-client.” I assume this label is pejorative and the classification perhaps is to warn therapists to create...
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Cambridge's 'Suicide Sunday' campaign and the deeper psychology of suicide

Cambridge's 'Suicide Sunday' campaign and the deeper psychology of suicide | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
As students challenge a name they believe trivialises mental health issues, we look at the the work of scientists trying to understand despair and resilience
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Teen suicide rates are bleak. School-based clinics help those in crisis | Amy Tran

Teen suicide rates are bleak. School-based clinics help those in crisis  | Amy Tran | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
One in 25 teens attempt suicide and one in eight think about doing so. Yet teens are especially ill-served by mental health services
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The bathroom crisis that ruined my life: I couldn’t pee for nine months

The bathroom crisis that ruined my life: I couldn’t pee for nine months | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
I was 19, but I thought my body was ruined. Who would have thought a psychological cause was to blame?
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Narcissism and terrorism: how the personality disorder leads to deadly violence

Narcissism and terrorism: how the personality disorder leads to deadly violence | Counselling and Mental Health | Scoop.it
What do Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, Germanwings pilot Andreas Lubitz, Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, and Isis killers Mohammed Emwazi and Jake Bilardi have in common? Delusions of grandeur, a fear of failure and a need for admiration
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