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Published: 08/10/2019

Dealing in Deception

Welcome to Edition 320 of Institute Inbrief. In our previous article (Edition 319), we acknowledged that engaging in deception can have cognitive, emotional, and social benefits. In this edition, we examine the different types of deception, see how it creates relational fallout, and examine the question of gullibility: that is, are we hardwired to be suspicious, or to trust, and how might habitual lying change things?


Also in this edition:

  1. The Eclectic Therapist (Order Now)
  2. The Benefits of Intentional Daydreaming
  3. A Case Using Equine-Assisted Therapy Counselling: From Resistance to Acceptance
  4. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

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16/12/2014

A Case Using Brief Psychodynamic Therapy

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Welcome to Edition 216 of Institute Inbrief! This edition’s featured article is a case study about Wendy, a 54 year old woman who has two adult children and has been married for twenty-nine years. Her husband, Steve, has recently and unexpectedly informed her that he no longer loves her and that he wants a divorce. Wendy was shocked to hear this, and she now reports that she is constantly crying and feels extremely anxious.
 
Also, make sure you review our INTOwellness section below! This new section brings insightful wellness tips and information to improve in your life, and the lives of your loved ones.
 
And finally, this is our final edition for 2014 – and what a year it has been!! We would like to thank you for your readership during this year, and wish you and your family a wonderful festive season and amazing start of 2015. We will be back in early January with more news, articles, resources and information for your personal and professional development – stay tuned!
 
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03/12/2014

Case Study: A Client Who Lost Direction

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Welcome to Edition 215 of Institute Inbrief! This edition’s featured article is a case study about Jenny, a 48-year old woman who came to counselling with strong feelings of dissatisfaction with her life, and wants to find a new direction and purpose.
Also, make sure you review our INTOstudies section below, which includes information about our newly released Master of Counselling, as well as 4th year Psychology programs!

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

11/11/2014

Caring for Others: Ethical Considerations

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Welcome to Edition 214 of Institute Inbrief! In the previous two editions we discussed the process of providing emotional and psychological (or social) support to others – including the reasons why we help; the traps we can fall into as we attempt to help others; and the typical needs and motivations behind supporting others.
In this edition, we delve into key ethical considerations when providing social support, including the adoption of a code of ethics, the ethical decision-making process, and confidentiality issues.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

28/10/2014

Caring for others: Avoiding common traps

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Welcome to Edition 212 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition we continue our two-part series on the needs, motivations and traps of providing emotional and psychological support. Part 2 (click here to read part 1) identifies common traps the “unwary helper” may fall into when supporting clients and/or loved ones.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

14/10/2014

Caring for others: Why do we do it?

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Welcome to Edition 212 of Institute Inbrief! When a friend is going through a hard time, we often think about how we can lend a hand and provide emotional support. But are we always aware of the reasons why we want to help? And what are the traps we can fall into during the process of providing emotional and psychological (or social) support?

 

In a two-part series (part 2 will be published in 2 weeks), we look closely at the process of helping others through social support, bringing to light some typical needs and motivations for supporting clients and loved ones, and exploring the common traps that may hinder the process.

 

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

30/09/2014

Treating Anxiety with CBT: The Evidence

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Welcome to Edition 211 of Institute Inbrief! In our previous edition we explored the principles and practices of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This edition narrows the focus on CBT down as we outline its applications (and evidence) for treating anxiety.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

09/09/2014

What is CBT? Principles and Practices

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Welcome to Edition 210 of Institute Inbrief! If you are a mental health helper of almost any stripe, it would be surprising for you not to have heard of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), such is its fame in the mental health professions. In this edition we introduce you to CBT’s fundamentals: the principles and practices of this widely-used therapeutic approach.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

26/08/2014

Motivational interviewing: The definitions, the spirit, and what it is not

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Welcome to Edition 209 of Institute Inbrief! As a goal-oriented, client-centred counselling style for eliciting behaviour change, motivational interviewing (MI) helps clients to resolve ambivalence (Wikipedia, 2014).
 
In this edition’s featured article we define motivational interviewing; outline several approaches which are related, but do not share the spirit or essence of motivational interviewing; and depict the character of the spirit (or essence) of motivational interviewing.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

12/08/2014

Suicide: Supporting People with Special Needs in Grieving

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Welcome to Edition 208 of Institute Inbrief! How can you best offer support to someone who is bereaved by suicide? What attitudes, translated into caring actions, can best facilitate the bereaved person’s coping in the immediate and short term, and their healing in the longer term?
 
In a previous article we provided you with a guide to clarify what you can do to help the suicide-bereaved. In this edition we explore special issues and unique grieving needs for a number of groups of people, including parents, children and young people, older people, people with disabilities and minority groups (lesbian, gay, and bisexual people).

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

29/07/2014

Creative Therapies and Intellectual Disability

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Welcome to Edition 207 of Institute Inbrief! Given that an estimated 60 percent of persons who have intellectual disability also experience severe communication deficits, the literature on counselling this client group consistently refers to the importance of using “creative approaches” which allow the client to respond in both verbal and nonverbal ways. In this edition we examine how two creative approaches – sand tray therapy and art therapy – can be used to support counselling clients with intellectual disability.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

16/07/2014

Grief and the Four Tasks of Mourning

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Welcome to Edition 206 of Institute Inbrief! Grieving has as many forms as there are people grieving. It is guaranteed to be painful, hard work which sucks up a huge amount of emotional and physical energy. It is also highly individual. In this edition’s featured article we look into what our psyches are trying to help us do as we go through the process of grieving. We also explore why people grieve differently.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

15/06/2014

Psychoeducation: Definition, Goals and Methods

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Welcome to Edition 205 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition we pinpoint a growing and interesting topic in mental health services: psychoeducation. We’ll explore the definition, goals, history and research findings, and delivery formats of psychoeducation.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

04/06/2014

Families with a Parent Working Away from Home Base

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Welcome to Edition 204 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition we close our series on common (and often pressing) challenges faced by Australian families. In the final article of the series we explore challenges faced by families with a parent working away from home base, such as FIFO workers. You can access previous articles in the series via www.aipc.net.au/articles.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

20/05/2014

Family Issues When There is Disability, Illness, or Serious Injury

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Welcome to Edition 203 of Institute Inbrief! In the last edition of Inbrief we continued our series focusing on common (and often pressing) challenges faced by Australian families. The first three topics in the series were challenges faced by single-parent families due to death or separation; blended and step “remarried” families; and families who experience domestic violence. You can access these articles via the AIPC Article Library: www.aipc.net.au/articles.
 
In this edition, we focus on family issues when there is disability, illness, or serious Injury.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Social media review
  • Upcoming seminar dates

08/05/2014

Families who experience domestic violence

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Welcome to Edition 202 of Institute Inbrief! In the last edition of Inbrief we continued our series focusing on common (and often pressing) challenges faced by Australian families. The first two topics in the series were challenges faced by single-parent families due to death or separation, and challenges faced by blended and step “remarried” families.
 
In this edition, we focus on challenges faced by families who experience domestic violence.

Also in this edition:

  • Coping with life’s challenges
  • Articles and CPD updates
  • Social media updates
  • Upcoming seminar dates

23/04/2014

Blended and step (remarried) families

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Welcome to Edition 201 of Institute Inbrief! In edition 200 of Inbrief we kick-off a very special series of articles focusing on common (and often pressing) challenges faced by Australian families. The first topic in this series was single-parent families due to death or separation.
 
In this edition, we explore challenges faced by blended and step (remarried) families. The next two editions will focus on families who experience domestic violence and families with a parent working away from home.

Also in this edition:

  • Watch free video lectures on YouTube
  • Articles and CPD updates
  • Social media updates
  • Upcoming seminar dates

09/04/2014

Single-parent families due to death or separation

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Welcome to Edition 200 of Institute Inbrief! Just under 9 years ago, the first edition of Institute Inbrief was released. What started as small project for AIPC students is now Australia’s most popular counselling e-newsletter – with over 35,000 readers!
 
We would like to take this opportunity thank you, our valuable reader, for being an integral part of this milestone. Your avid interest in personal development, counselling and mental health is what drives our team to produce new and relevant content each fortnight. Thank you – we very much look forward to continuing our contribution to your ongoing learning.
 
To celebrate this milestone, in this edition we kick-off a very special series of articles focusing on common (and often pressing) challenges faced by Australian families. This topic is close to most people’s hearts, and we truly hope you will gain useful insights from each article.
 
In this edition, we focus on challenges faced by single-parent families due to death or separation. Further editions will explore topics such as blended families, families who experience domestic violence and families challenged by a parent working away from home.

Also in this edition:

  • Watch free video lectures on YouTube
  • Event: Linking Up for Kids Conference
  • Articles and CPD updates
  • Social media updates
  • Upcoming seminar dates

19/03/2014

Transpersonal therapy: What is it?

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Welcome to Edition 199 of Institute Inbrief! Most Western models of health deal extensively with physical, social/emotional, and mental levels of health. Transpersonal therapy, conversely, can be thought of as an open-ended effort to help clients expand their awareness and grow beyond the limits implied by the Western models. In this edition’s featured article, we’ll briefly introduce you to some concepts and aims of transpersonal therapy.

Also in this edition:

  • Video lecture: Supporting People with Chronic Pain
  • Event: No 2 Bullying Conference
  • Mindfulness-based Meditation Eases Cancer Symptoms in Teens
  • Disordered eating and body bashing
  • Articles and CPD updates
  • Social media updates
  • Upcoming seminar dates

04/03/2014

Mindfulness Skills and Techniques

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Welcome to Edition 198 of Institute Inbrief! In two previous editions we have defined mindfulness and explored how mindfulness interventions have been shown to be beneficial for a wide range of psychological and physical conditions. In this edition’s featured article we take this knowledge into practice, and we explore some of the mindfulness techniques that can be used to help clients.

Also in this edition:

  • Video lecture: How does your will work?
  • Event: No 2 Bullying Conference
  • Rejection and sense of failure can lead to suicide
  • Articles and CPD updates
  • Social media updates
  • Upcoming seminar dates

19/02/2014

Sand Tray Therapy for the Intellectually Disabled

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Welcome to Edition 197 of Institute Inbrief! In our previous edition we examined the chief issues for counsellors working with intellectually disabled clients. In this edition we explore a specific approach or technique to support intellectually disabled clients: sand tray therapy.

Also in this edition:

  • Free video: Spot the Narcissist
  • Articles and CPD updates
  • Blog and Twitter updates
  • Upcoming seminar dates

05/02/2014

Working with the Intellectually Disabled

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Welcome to Edition 196 of Institute Inbrief! Have you noticed anything different? Yes, we have re-designed our newsletter! We hope you enjoy the new look and this edition’s featured article, which examines the chief issues for counsellors working with intellectually disabled clients.

Also in this edition:

  • AIPC Video Lecture Series (read more at INTOnews)
  • MHSS Workshops: February/March
  • Articles and CPD updates
  • Blog and Twitter updates
  • Upcoming seminar dates
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