The Professional Therapist

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Edition 2 2015

Collectively, anxiety disorders plague the lives of one in six or seven people in western, English-speaking countries. In this edition, we briefly explain the basic principles of a cognitive-behavioural approach, look at the evidence showing that it works, list the key skills needed by CBT therapists, and review how effective CBT is in the treatment of anxiety disorders.


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Edition 1 2015

To come into relationship with the notion that one is - and probably has always been - different from the "norm" of heterosexuality is for many individuals a terrifying experience, bringing with it a plethora of social, interpersonal, intrapersonal, employment, and sometimes religious and legal issues. The focus of this edition is on counselling the gender-diverse client.


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Edition 4 2014

This edition focuses on the challenges of getting older, with a specific focus on two growing populations: the depressed elderly and the older folk among us who are in chronic pain.


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Edition 3 2014

Emotionally Focused Therapy is a short-term (8-20 sessions) structured psychotherapy approach to working with individuals, couples, and - more recently - families. In this edition we cover the basics of EFT and also briefly discuss attachment theory, on which EFT is partially based.


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Edition 2 2014

How do you choose? Do you choose? How free are you to choose? What does your life situation say about what you have already chosen? "Will" is the name for the controlling and directing functions of the personal self. In this edition we define and describe will, and explore the therapeutic applications of this central concept in the psychology of Psychosynthesis.


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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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