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Published: 08/11/2018

Revisiting Subpersonalities for Internal Conflict

Welcome to Edition 299 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition's featured article we showcase a case study where the counsellor uses psychosynthesis' subpersonalities technique to help a client dealing with strong internal conflict.


Also in this edition:

  1. Bachelor & Master of Counselling (Intake Closing)
  2. The Making of a Flourishing Family
  3. Schema Therapy: Origin, Definition and Characteristics
  4. Dreams: What's Their Purpose?
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

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24/10/2018

Procrastination: What Your Client Needs to Know

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Welcome to Edition 298 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition's featured article we look at recent research illuminating what's behind procrastination, and the approaches that may help (you and your clients) deal with it.

  1. Bachelor & Master of Counselling (Intake Closing)
  2. Time Management and Wellbeing
  3. The Neurobiology of Trauma
  4. Recognising Radicalisation Toward Extremism
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

17/10/2018

Keeping Your Introvert Clients From Overextending

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Welcome to Edition 297 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition we explore how you - as a counsellor or therapist - can support introverted clients who may be struggling with overstimulation.

  1. Bachelor & Master of Counselling [INTAKE OPEN]
  2. Counselling Parents: The Early Stages
  3. What is MBCT? Definition and Background
  4. When It's All About You: Doing Personality Inventories
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

27/09/2018

Recognising and Treating Exercise Addiction

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Welcome to Edition 296 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition we look at exercise addiction - its characteristics, symptoms, diagnosis, and what counsellors and mental health workers can do to support clients afflicted by it.

  1. Bachelor & Master of Counselling [INTAKE OPEN]
  2. Building Shame Resilience in Clients
  3. Treating Anxiety with CBT: The Evidence
  4. Volunteering for Seniors
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

12/09/2018

Mental Illness and Sleep Disorders

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Welcome to Edition 295 of Institute Inbrief! Sleep and mental health disorders exist in bi-directional relationship with one another, meaning that each condition influences the other. In this edition's featured article we explore this relationship in more detail.

  1. Mental Health Super Summit 2018
  2. Trauma: The Therapeutic Window
  3. A Case of Mid-Life Difficulties
  4. Naps: No More Bad Raps
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

31/08/2018

The Serve and Limit of Social Comparison

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Welcome to Edition 294 of Institute Inbrief! Comparing ourselves to others is a common human phenomenon and well-established topic in psychological literature. In this edition we explore how therapists can assist clients identify and benefit from social comparison.

  1. Mental Health Super Summit 2018
  2. The Fine Art of Active Listening
  3. CBT Interventions for Trauma
  4. Animal-assisted Therapy: What Is It?
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

15/08/2018

Introducing Animal-assisted Therapy

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Welcome to Edition 293 of Institute Inbrief! It's becoming increasingly "official". More and more, we human beings are using our furry, feathered, and finned fellow beings to help us heal. It's called animal-assisted therapy, or AAT. In this edition of Inbrief, we introduce you to this therapy, looking at some of the benefits for clients.

  1. Mental Health Super Summit 2018
  2. Working with the Highly Sensitive Client
  3. Balance and Stress Management
  4. Keeping Your Introvert Clients from Overextending
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

01/08/2018

On Therapist Self-disclosure

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Welcome to Edition 292 of (the new) Institute Inbrief! Should you divulge personal information to clients - and if so - when and how? In this edition's featured article we explore the topic of self-disclosure, with an eye on how it can be beneficial (or otherwise) to the therapeutic process.

  1. Mental Health Super Summit 2018
  2. Fixed vs Growth Mindsets
  3. Mid-life "Crises": How Should Therapists Think About Them?
  4. Recognising and Treating Exercise Addiction
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

12/06/2018

Counselling and Mid-life Crises

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Welcome to Edition 291 of Institute Inbrief! What is a “mid-life crisis”? What years do we mean, what tells us that it is a crisis, and how should we be thinking about this sort of angst in order to best help the client? In this edition’s featured article we explore what mid-life crisis is, and how counsellors can play a positive role in it.

 

Also in this edition:

  • Event: The (Positive) Psychology of Achievement
  • Building Shame Resilience in Clients
  • Seven Secrets for a Healthy Microbiome
  • Dealing with the Stigma of Hearing Impairment
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

26/05/2018

Counselling and the Gut Microbiome: Part 2

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Welcome to Edition 290 of Institute Inbrief! In our previous edition we proposed the radical idea (to some) that a new paradigm for mental health helping is emerging: the gut affects our psychological health as much as psychological health influences our physical (gut) health. In this edition’s featured article we focus on how counsellors can help clients improve their gut health and thus reduce or even eliminate many mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression.

 

Also in this edition:

  • MBCT: A Look at the Mechanisms of Action
  • A Case for Solutions When Working with the Elderly
  • The Ten Commandments of Grief Counselling
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

08/05/2018

Counselling and the Gut Microbiome: Part 1

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Welcome to Edition 288 of Institute Inbrief! Research findings in the last decade have now added evidence from numerous studies to show that the state of the gut has a huge effect on how we are feeling and thinking: our mental health. In this two-article series, we dive deep into this fascinating topic, exploring how this understanding can be applied to counselling practice.

 

Also in this edition:

  • Postnatal Depression: Onset, Prevalence and Consequences
  • Working with the Highly Sensitive Client
  • Getting Your Counselling Practice Going
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

18/04/2018

Helping Clients Handle Rejection

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Welcome to Edition 288 of Institute Inbrief! There are no two ways about it: rejection is a universal experience and we will all face it multiple times over the course of our lives. But it still hurts! So what might it be helpful to keep in mind when you face that poor client that has been rejected (perhaps again)? That’s the focus of this edition’s main article.

 

Also in this edition:

  • Web Event: Masterclass Day with Dr. Justin Coulson
  • Narrative Therapy: Key Concepts
  • The Fine Art of Active Listening
  • Myths of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

03/04/2018

Myths of Intimate Partner Violence

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Welcome to Edition 287 of Institute Inbrief! This edition’s featured article presents (and debunks) ten myths about intimate partner violence.

 

Also in this edition:

  • Working with the Highly Sensitive Client
  • Counselling and Social Media: Opportunities and Risks
  • Learn from Global Mental Health Experts
  • Volunteering for Seniors
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

13/03/2018

Working with the Highly Sensitive Client

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Welcome to Edition 286 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition’s featured article we look at who the highly sensitive client is and provide tips to help you work with this population.

 

Also in this edition:

  • Counselling Parents: The Early Stages
  • Learn from Global Mental Health Experts
  • Right-relating – with a Diploma to Back You Up
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

13/02/2018

Common Elements of Suicide

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Welcome to Edition 285 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition’s featured article we explore ten characteristics that are commonly associated with completed suicide.

 

Also in this edition:

  • Helping and Stress Management
  • MBCT: A Look at the Mechanisms of Action
  • Helping Clients with Sleep Issues
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

01/02/2018

The Mechanisms of Addiction

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Welcome to Edition 284 of Institute Inbrief! Addiction is a plague that affects individuals and society in an adverse manner. It is a very costly illness that has worldwide prevalence. In this edition we look at the definitions, characteristics and aetiology of addiction. 

 

Also in this edition:

  • Counselling Parents: The Early Stages
  • Working with Clients with Intellectual Disability
  • Compulsive Gambling: Myths and Facts
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

04/01/2018

Learning: Techniques to Improve Your Memory

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Welcome to Edition 283 of Institute Inbrief, and to 2018! Our first featured article of the year tackles something we all lack at times: study productivity. One of the best ways to improve study productivity is to learn the right way (at least according to neuroscience research!). So here we go… let’s kick-off your study year with 11 bullet-proof techniques for improving your memory!

 

Also in this edition:

  • Positive Psychology: The Underpinning Notions
  • Self-help Strategies for OCD and OCPD
  • New Course: Diploma of Financial Counselling
  • Social Media Updates & Much More!

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