The Professional Therapist

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Edition 1 2014

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, or DBT, was developed in 1993 by U.S. psychologist Marsha Linehan for use specifically with clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), who cope with distressing emotions and situations by using self-destructive behaviours such as suicide and self-harm, eating disorders, and substance abuse.


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Edition 4 2013

Fostering resilience - the great art of helping others to bounce back - is the foundation of what we do as mental health professionals. But just how, exactly, do you do it? What tools or techniques have you got in your bag of tricks to foster resilience at the very practical level of in-session work?


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Edition 3 2013

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is a form of clinical behavioural analysis developed in 1986 by psychologists Steven Hayes, Kelly Wilson, and Kirk Strosahl. Originally called comprehensive distancing, it gets its current name from one of its core messages: the injunction to accept what is out of one's personal control and commit to action that improves and enriches one's life.


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Edition 2 2013

How can we "keep up the spirit" in our communities - their mental health and wellness? What concepts, skills, and issues do we need to be aware of if we want to help create and sustain communities that enjoy not just an absence of disease and disorder, but a genuine sense of wellbeing?


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Edition 1 2013

Treating any type of substance abuse and substance addiction is challenging because they both have so many dimensions and they both disrupt so many aspects of the individual's life. Effective treatment programs typically incorporate many components, each directed to a particular aspect of the condition and its consequences.


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Edition 4 2012

Eastern approaches to counselling - including the integration of mindfulness, yoga and meditation techniques in practice - have been a heavily discussed topic in recent years. In this edition, we explore numerous ways therapists are utilising mindfulness-based techniques and approaches to help clients achieve better therapeutic outcomes.


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