The Professional Therapist

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Edition 3 2016

Interpersonal Therapy was originally developed to use as an intervention in research studies, but its demonstrated efficacy has seen its use extend to numerous clinical applications. Because it is a time-limited, but interpersonally-focused therapy, IPT is attractive to health insurers and clients alike.

 

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Edition 2 2016

How can you, as a therapist, ethically navigate through the alien landscape of counselling's Digital Age? In this edition, we identify both possibilities and risks for the therapeutic relationship made possible by recent online technologies, and examine how therapists can maintain appropriate boundaries within the context of electronic communication and social media.

 

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Edition 1 2016

After someone has been exposed to a traumatic event, he or she may experience significant distress and/or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. In this edition, we define and describe trauma; explore the DSM-5 descriptions of ASD and PTSD; and look at how CBT interventions may help traumatised clients.

 

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Edition 4 2015

As a mental health practitioner, you will be familiar with the twin problems of client ambivalence and resistance. Motivational Interviewing (MI) was spawned to help clients change by working with the approach-avoid nature of ambivalence that goes hand in hand with attempts to change - and typically generates grand resistance.

 

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Edition 3 2015

Psychoeducation has been termed the combining of "the empowerment of the affected" with "scientifically-founded treatment expertise" in as efficient a manner as possible (Bauml, Frobose, Kraemer, Rentrop, & Pitschel-Walz, 2006/2014). In this edition, we give you an understanding of what comprises psychoeducation, how it may be delivered - in which formats and for what conditions - and what results a clinician offering it may reasonably expect.

 

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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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