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Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works

Looking for Evidence That Therapy Works | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Studies suggest surprisingly few patients receive evidence-based treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy, which have been shown to be effective.
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Kevin Friery's curator insight, April 3, 2013 2:07 AM

I have a strong aversion to the "CBT is the one and only true therapy" cult, but I do hink this article, and the comments afterwards, raise questions that we, as therapists, must be willing to answer.

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Psychodynamic Therapy Still Works for Treatment of Schizophrenia

Psychodynamic Therapy Still Works for Treatment of Schizophrenia | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
A study finds that for treatment of psychosis, supportive psychodynamic therapy produced more positive results than treatment as usual.
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STUDY: Mental-Health Providers Less Comfortable With Bi Men ...

STUDY: Mental-Health Providers Less Comfortable With Bi Men ... | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
In addition to comfort levels, many mental-health providers are not trained in addressing issues particular to the LGBT community—they may not even know to ask a patient about his or her sexuality or gender expression.
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The Tug-of-War of Relationships

The Tug-of-War of Relationships | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Every relationship strives for a balance of closeness and distance, along with intimacy and autonomy, as couples go through normal developmental stages as a couple.
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Mom Sues Psychologist After Son Drowned By Father

Mom Sues Psychologist After Son Drowned By Father | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The mother of a 15-month-old boy who died on a court-ordered visit to his father filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the psychologist who sanctioned the visitation.
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Kevin Friery's curator insight, February 20, 2013 1:23 PM

This will be controversial....

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Ex-Gay Therapist Blames Patients For Their Failure To ‘Pray Away The Gay’

Ex-Gay Therapist Blames Patients For Their Failure To ‘Pray Away The Gay’ | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Anthony Duk is one of the practitioners of “ex-gay therapy” who is challenging California’s new law banning offering the treatment to minors.
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As I read it, this literally made my jaw drop.

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Siberian Psychologists Whip Addicts Clean | The Fix

Siberian Psychologists Whip Addicts Clean | The Fix | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Daily website for alcohol and drug addiction recovery news and information. Your source for addiction recovery news, rehab reviews and sober living tips.
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marsdentherapy's comment, January 7, 2013 10:02 PM
Hello Kevin, you sure this isn't a spoof? Anyway I've been able subscribe to The Fix RSS feed so I can keep track of other advances in the field! Thanks for posting and Happy New Year! John @MarsdenTherapy
marsdentherapy's curator insight, January 7, 2013 10:04 PM

Beating addiction!

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Melanie Safka - Psychotherapy

Melanie Safka, an American singer/songwriter, known simply as Melanie, made her mark in the 60s and 70s. She still performs on tour to this day. Her big hits...
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Wearing My Tutu To Analysis | The Psych Files Podcast

Wearing My Tutu To Analysis | The Psych Files Podcast | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Transference and Countertransference are two key concepts in psychoanalysis and they are fascinating. Need to understand these ideas more fully? Listen to psychoanalyst Kerry Malawista describe them and her book Wearing My Tutu To Analysis.
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Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - New mental health ‘talking therapies’ will help more people in Sussex 30 October 2012

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust - New mental health ‘talking therapies’ will help more people in Sussex 30 October 2012 | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services. We are an integral part of the health and social care network for the people of Sussex.
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'Counsellors needed at schools, workplaces' - The Hindu

'Counsellors needed at schools, workplaces' - The Hindu | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
The Hindu'Counsellors needed at schools, workplaces'The HinduSpeaking at the Mental Health Day event, organised by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) on Monday, he said well-trained counsellors should be available...
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10 Steps on the Path to Forgiveness | How's Your Family Really Doing?

10 Steps on the Path to Forgiveness | How's Your Family Really Doing? | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
How to forgive someone through both cognitive approaches and emotional healing.
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Forgiving What We Cannot Forget–Why Bother? | How's Your Family Really Doing?

Forgiving What We Cannot Forget–Why Bother? | How's Your Family Really Doing? | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
A description of the psychological and physiological reasons to forgive others that have hurt us.
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WHO | Preventing Suicide: a resource series

WHO | Preventing Suicide: a resource series | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it

Interesting content..

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A variety of resources, in various languages, that provides a wealth of advice about suicide prevention.  Everyone should find something relevant in it..

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, March 14, 2013 4:26 AM

Very serious and comprehensive project...

Miklos Szilagyi's comment, March 16, 2013 12:35 PM
Yeah, it's amazing the deepness and the meticuluos break-down acc. to languages and stakeholder groups...
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American Counseling Association Weblog » Blog Archive » One of the Most Difficult Challenges for a Counselor

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5 Lessons Heroes Teach Us About Resilience

5 Lessons Heroes Teach Us About Resilience | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Heroes serve as role models to teach valuable lessons of resilience such as courage, perseverance, living in the present moment, and reaching out to others.
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Core Issues - Welcome to Core Issues Trust

Core Issues - Welcome to Core Issues Trust | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
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"Homosexual genital expression is not God’s will for His people"  The Association of Christian Counsellors wonder why I will not allow their 'accreditation' in my organisation - this is why.

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Jerome Kagan: Psychology Is In Crisis

Jerome Kagan: Psychology Is In Crisis | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Notable American psychologist Jerome Kagen talks about what he says is a crisis in the field of research psychology.
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A fascinating indictment, from someone who has been at the heart of the profession 

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The Looming Crisis at the UK Council for Psychotherapy

The Looming Crisis at the UK Council for Psychotherapy | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it

Complaints handling at the UKCP has for years been dominated by “crony-ism and amateurism”

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marsdentherapy's comment, January 15, 2013 4:22 PM
A damning attack on the UKCP. Must re-scoop and Tweet. Thanks Kevin!
marsdentherapy's curator insight, January 15, 2013 4:26 PM

Very interesting blog about a leading association for psychotherapists that's failing to regulate its members effectively. Thanks to Kevin @Therapeutic1

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Mindfulness: Can it be a secular ‘technique’? | Counselling Connection

Mindfulness: Can it be a secular ‘technique’? | Counselling Connection | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, January 7, 2013 8:24 AM

Now, that's not that easy one... mindfulness is one of the buzzword of today and the post makes some circles around this topic... for me it's worth the time to read it... even more... like it...

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The Myth of Happily Ever After | How's Your Family Really Doing?

The Myth of Happily Ever After | How's Your Family Really Doing? | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Practical tools for happier marriages or for distressed couples to keep love alive, clear resentments, share appreciation, and increase positive interactions.
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Discover Psychology - free journal access

Discover Psychology - free journal access | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Wiley provide access to some free full text articles on Psychology and Psychiatry
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No change to abortion counselling

No change to abortion counselling | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
A consultation on changing the rules on counselling offered to women seeking abortions is ended, because ministers do not want to change the law.
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Just who will the pupils talk to now?

Just who will the pupils talk to now? | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
Irish TimesJust who will the pupils talk to now?Irish TimesSchool guidance counsellors are the only mental health professionals to whom teenagers have direct access on a one-to-one basis.
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BRAVE step for Australian-developed online anxiety therapy

BRAVE step for Australian-developed online anxiety therapy | Psychotherapy & Counselling | Scoop.it
A ground-breaking approach to treating childhood and adolescent anxiety disorders, based on University of Queensland (UQ) research, will soon be available to families in the UK, US and Europe.
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