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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy vs Mindfulness meditation

I am currently practicing both CBT and mindfulness meditation. I find that they are definitionally incompatible. CBT teaches one to analyze thoughts rationally, while noting cognitive distortions ...
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Cases of experienced psychoanalytics to stop taking supervisions

What are the examples of famous psychoanalysts, which were supervisors and did take supervisions themselves - i.e. consulted with colleagues on their own (supervisor's) clients. And what are the ...
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Can a psychiatrist himself need psychological help after working with a mentally ill patient and how can he protect himself from this? [duplicate]

A psychiatrist identifies mental disorders and pathologies, diagnoses, treats and prevents them. Process of implementing non-pharmacological psychological correction of the patient’s psycho-emotional ...
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Recovery program alternatives to the 12-step program

I have been looking at recovery programs for alcohol and/or drug addictions and I came across the term 12-step recovery program which seems to be a standard. Looking at what the steps involve on the ...
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Is it unethical for a psychiatrist to invite a patient and her husband to a social function?

Suppose Emma is a patient of psychiatrist Dr. Jones, in New York State. In the course of their visits, Emma mentions that part of the stress and anxiety she feels is because of the pressure her ...
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I'm trying to remember the title of a book of case histories

Ages ago, I read a book written by a mental health professional, probably a psychiatrist, and I can't seem to recall the title. I'm hoping someone here can help. It was a book of case histories. The ...
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What strategies have psychologists developed for learning to prioritize long-term.gains over short-term losses?

What is an example of one technique, or strategy, psychologists have developed for addressing procrastination and/or impulsive behavior? As a particulair case study, the kitchen in my home has no ...
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What is an example of a type of talk therapy in which the therapist acts like a teacher and the patient is viewed as a student?

There are various types of talk-therapy. For example dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is the name given to one particulair style of talk-therapy. For the type of talk therapy my question is about ...
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Is there a concept explaining internalizing others' trauma?

I have interrelated questions about trauma and personality factors, and how the latter can possibly contribute to the former. Second Hand Trauma? Is there any concept in publications that I can ...
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Is it allowed for a psychologist to claim to be a friend of the patient

Is there any ethical/therapeutical guidelines preventing a psychologist to claim to be a friend of the patient? The relevant points are: I am aware that there are rules against treating friends, and ...
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Precisely, what does it mean for a person to overcome psychological trauma?

It is often said that therapy or meeting a psychologist allows one to overcome trauma and let go of hidden pains. It is not clear to me exactly what the process of therapy entails—how would one know ...
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Similarities and differences among Internal Family Systems, Shadow Work, and Schema Therapy

I'm interested in knowing more about Internal Family Systems, Shadow Work, and Schema Therapy, in relation to each other. All 3 appear to provide a way to become a more integrated person. I have 4 ...
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The effect of putting up a social media post of a sad event on the person's mental conditions

I know I have included a lot of sub-questions. So any partial answer addressing only parts of the question is also appreciated. After seeing a recent post, I came to wonder the possible effects of ...
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Can we over sensitise people

Is there evidence that "over sensitivising" an indvidual (eg adolescent) makes them less resilient? So to explain, if we ask an individual repeatedly how they feel and if they have been ...
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What is the evidence for the efficacy of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy?

I've been reading about Internal Family Systems therapy recently. It's claims seem quite appealing, since it suggests it can do the work of other therapies like psychoanalysis only faster and more ...
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What is the line between daily conversation and therapy?

For example, Socratic questioning is a skills that is commonly used in therapy. However, if I use it to my friends, does that mean I'm therapize/counsel them? The answer is conflict to me: On one ...
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Is it possible to become less reliant on emotional reasoning?

This article in Psychology Today discusses problems associated with 'emotional reasoning'. The article also proposes the use of several psychological therapies intended to overcome and/or reduce the ...
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Why do therapists need therapy?

I have no educational background in psychology, just a casual curiosity. Do therapists need therapy because it’s impossible for people to see their own blind-spots (I think this is called the shadow)? ...
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What sort of therapy could help a person become more extraverted?

Is there any therapy that is considered effective for changing a person's personality from introversion toward extraversion in the absence of any specific diagnosable disorder? I am able to find many ...
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Why does a person's mind keep imagining situations with problems that do not exist and continue solving those problems in the imagination?

Why does a person's mind keep imagining situations with problems that do not exist and continue solving those problems in the imagination? This keeps the person generally in absent-mindedness and ...
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What is the scientific evaluation of Rapid Transformational Therapy?

I came across Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), a type of therapy created by the British psychologist and best-selling author Marisa Peer, which claims to be able to cure almost every personal &...
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Could a psychiatrist have their license revoked for using a new type therapy procedure on patients?

I'm a writer and, in this story I'm currently writing, a psychiatrist researches a new therapy method before finally testing it on his patients. My plan, however, was to eventually have his license ...
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Dialectical Behavior Therapy's Biosocial Theory - Social Environment Validates Patients' Maladaptive Behavior - As Defined By Who/What?

In Wikipedia's article about DBT, in the overview section it says: In DBT's biosocial theory of BPD, clients have a biological predisposition for emotional dysregulation, and their social environment ...
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Why does Daniel Kahneman describe these group of therapy-seeking individuals as psychopaths?

From the book, Thinking Fast and Slow (Kahneman, 2011): You will from time to time meet a patient who shares a disturbing tale of multiple mistakes in his previous treatment. He has been seen by ...
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Can talking therapy help with severe delusions?

A delusion is a firm and fixed belief based on inadequate grounds not amenable to rational argument or evidence to contrary, not in sync with regional, cultural and educational background. I ...
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Understanding Carl Rogers' Concepts. What are inconsistent experiences? what is self-structure?

Long story short, I am a psychology student interesting in counselling. I've been reading all the major psychotherapy theories and Carl Roger's person centered approach intrigues me. I am one of those ...
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Effects of psychologist's language in therapies of personal disorders

Is there a dominant opinion about the positve or negative effects of explicitly naming the diagnosed disease and the observed symptoms (in the language of the psychologist) in the therapy of ...
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How does Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) work?

There is mounting evidence that EFT, a form of therapy which combines cognitive, exposure therapy along with acupuncture point stimulation is effective - EFT for PTSD question What are the biological ...
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Evidence for EFT (Emotional Freedom technique) for PTSD

What is the evidence for Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT for PTSD? Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT is a form of therapy for PTSD. EFT combines the cognitive components from CBT and exposure ...
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Evidence for this tapping therapy - EFT (Emotional freedom technique)

I just heard or maybe I saw a clip on tv about this tapping technique. Something about tapping various points of the body for psychological treatment. What is this EFT all about? Is there any solid ...
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Why are we generating wrong ideas in the first place?

In CBT they tell you to challenge automatic thoughts. So say someone doesn't say hello to you, then you think he doesn't like me. CBT says to challenge this and maybe you realize that he didn't see ...
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Is there any guideline on how a layman giving support for another layman on their psychological problems?

I am being contacted by a stranger for having some understandings about a psychological disorder (in this case, BPD). I will help them what I know, in my ability, but I want to avoid the assumption ...
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Are there scientifically grounded alternatives to analytical psychotherapy? [duplicate]

I'm a physicist and am interested in exploring taking therapies to help me overcome anxieties and other issues that I have that seem to me to be psychologically founded. Anecdotally, a few people ...
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Can a friend become a therapist?

According to the article Can Clients and Therapists Be Friends?, a therapist shouldn't be a friend because dual relationship will interfere the efficiency of the therapy, and the imbalance power ...
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Does CBT indirectly resolve core issues? [duplicate]

(I don't expect that it would do so as successfully as interventions that aim to do so directly, but:) From the outside, it seems CBT ignores the root causes of the issue, some may say building on ...
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How to compare effectiveness of psychological treatment for psychological illness, versus medical treatment for medical illness?

I'm a college student. I read somewhere that people often assume that mental health issues do not get better, and that a person ends up seeing a psychiatrist forever. So I was wondering if there was a ...
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What is the current gold standard in double locked storage of therapeutic records?

I am asking this question in the context of a U.S. (Massachusetts) psychologist performing IPA studies. The interviews will be conducted through Zoom mostly. The recorded interviews will be stored the ...
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Is eye movement important with eyes-closed EMDR therapy?

Original EMDR therapy involved a subject with open eyes tracking a target that moves side to side. It is now common for EMDR to use devices like electronic "tappers" to alternately stimulate the left ...
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Is "havening" pseudo-scientific or effective?

A fairly recent answer here offering havening as a therapy has only upvotes. But a quick internet search found a rather brief and contested Wikipedia page alleging havening is pseudo-scientific. So ...
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What are the main differences between gestalt therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy?

Can someone explain the main differences in an easy to understand way between gestalt therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy? Which is better suitable in which situations? I read some articles ...
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy intensive in home clinical and therapeutic services model [closed]

I am looking for any information that shows the number of hours of CBT per week a child with autism, anxiety, and ADHD should be receiving. Mostly looking for a range. Prefer in NJ but will review ...
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Is CBT-based anger management effective?

I have no doubt that some (aggressive) medication will definitely work in cutting people's anger-outburst potential. But is the usual CBT-based anger management class effective? There's a 2013 BBC ...
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Is low self-esteem, a brain chemical imbalance problem, rather than a personality defect, and can't be fixed by any amount of counselling/self-help?

I am asking this question because I recently observed something within myself:- I think I used to be a Borderliner plus Bipolar. I was very sensitive, and slightest of events will either induce mania ...
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Does EMDR legitimately treat any condition?

Are there any studies not funded by friends or beneficiaries of EMDR that prove it helps with a strong p-value?
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Why is almost all therapy done as one-hour sessions weekly?

It seems far too spread out to me. Why do we pause mid-conversation and wait seven days? When my car needed repair after an accident, the bodyshop spent 25 man-hours on repair. They did that over ...
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What criteria decides whether a technique is CBT?

Wikipedia describes Cognitive behavioral therapy by saying CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in ...
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Is hypnosis-enhanced therapy more efficacious than its non-hypnotic counterpart?

There is a farily upvoted question hene (and so are answers to it) on whether "Does hypnotherapy/hypnosis, in any form, for any type of disorder, work?". To me, that's a pretty weak and confusing ...
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Negative thoughts as cause or consequence of depression

Simplypsychology.org page on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy mentions that Lewinsohn (1981) studied a group of participants before any of them became depressed, and found that those who later became ...
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Do the feelings related to Transference always originate from parents?

As I understand, Transference is a phenomenon which is related to human behavior where humans unconsciously redirect/transfer their feelings about a subject in the past to apply it to a subject in ...
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What happened to self-administered aversion therapy (with a rubber band in particular)?

In the 1970s a great new use for the rubber band was discovered: self-administered aversion therapy. It didn't go so well in some cases, like for "obsessoinal thinking", the outcome being the opposite ...
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