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Published: 03/12/2019

Assessing Therapist-client Fit

Welcome to Edition 324 of Institute Inbrief. This edition's featured article acknowledges the common understanding (backed up consistently by research) that a good therapeutic alliance is a prime predictor of success in therapy, and it also notes the converse: that not all therapists can work with all clients. It poses the question of which factors we should consider in making this assessment of therapist-client fit.


Also in this edition:

  1. The Eclectic Therapist (Order Now)
  2. Seven Secrets for a Healthy Microbiome
  3. Helping Clients Identify Sources and Symptoms of Stress
  4. The Psychology of Bragging
  5. Quotations, Seminar Timetables & More!

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15/12/2015

The Neurobiology of Trauma

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Welcome to Edition 238 of Institute Inbrief! What happens to the brain during trauma? The neurobiology of trauma is the focus of this edition’s featured article.
 
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and joyful festive season! Whether or not you celebrate the occasion, it's a great time to acknowledge the presence of loved ones in our lives, and the importance of the human bond – whether it is gained through our families, communities, workplaces, and/or other relationships.
 
Ready to spread the love? Here are some things you can do: share your happiness, reconnect with friends, build relationships, promote social inclusion, and become a better listener.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness and counselling practice tips
  • Social media review

01/12/2015

Mindfulness, CBT and Psychological Therapy

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Welcome to Edition 238 of Institute Inbrief! You may have heard of the Eastern-influenced practice of mindfulness, with roots in Buddhist traditions extending back over 2500 years. You undoubtedly know about – and are probably at least somewhat familiar with – the (Western) psychotherapeutic approach of CBT, or cognitive behavioural therapy. MBCT is an adaptation of MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) which brings mindfulness and CBT together. In this edition we provide a definition of MBCT, along with an overview of its historical background and development.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness and counselling practice tips
  • Social media review

05/11/2015

Tolerance and Social Inclusion

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Welcome to Edition 237 of Institute Inbrief! November 16th is “International Day for Tolerance” and November 21-29 is “Social Inclusion Week”. So what can we one of us do to promote a tolerant and inclusive society? That’s the focus of this edition’s featured article.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness and counselling practice tips
  • Social media review

21/10/2015

Trauma, ASD and PTSD

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Welcome to Edition 235 of Institute Inbrief! What is “trauma”? The word seems to be used inconsistently in the mental health field, sometimes referring to an adverse event and sometimes describing the psychological injury sustained from experiencing such an event. In this edition, we explore the definition of trauma, and review the DSM-V diagnostic criteria for two trauma-related mental health disorders: Acute Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Social media review

08/10/2015

Five Ways Practitioners Build Resistance in Clients

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Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Social media review

22/09/2015

Six Principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Welcome to Edition 233 of Institute Inbrief! Six basic principles form the foundation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a form of clinical behavioural analysis developed in 1986 by psychologists Steven Hayes, Kelly Wilson, and Kirk Strosahl. These principles work in conjunction with one another toward the main goals of effectively handling painful thoughts and experiences and creating a rich, vital life. In this edition we take a brief look at what these six basic principles entail.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

09/09/2015

Loss and Grief: Why We All Grieve Differently

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Welcome to Edition 232 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. Like snowflakes, no two grieving paths are exactly the same, and the precise support needed varies accordingly. In this article, we look at some of the factors and circumstances which create very different experiences of grief, and also explore common characteristics of grief.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

25/08/2015

Obsessions: Self-help Strategies for OCD and OCPD

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Welcome to Edition 231 of Institute Inbrief! Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) are said to affect two to three percent of the population. As a therapist, what can you give to obsessive clients and their families to encourage personal initiative toward conquering symptoms? This is the focus of this edition’s featured article.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

11/08/2015

Hard-wired to Connect: Mirror Neurons and Empathy

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Welcome to Edition 230 of Institute Inbrief! This edition’s featured article is about the relationship between mirror neurons (discovered in 1992) and our ancient, very human capacity for empathy.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

07/08/2015

Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis: Invitation 1 (AIPC/AIP)

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Hi <<First Name>>,

As part of our commitment to deliver high-quality education, we strive to regularly have recognised individuals at the top of their field connect with students to provide real-world experience and application of the material you're learning and will be applying in the field in the future.  


On Wednesday 19 August, 8:00AM (AEST), AIPC will co-host psychologist, writer and presenter, Dr. Debbie Joffe Ellis (Columbia University, United States), for a free webinar.

In the webinar, titled The Unique, Vigorous and Compassionate Approach of REBT: Using the Mind in Healthy Ways, Dr. Ellis, a renowned specialist in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT), will draw from her extensive knowledge and experience to explore the following topics: The main aspects of REBT; REBT's unique history and development and; Similarities and differences between REBT and Buddhism.   


To register, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1653075418747888129.

About the presenter: 

Dr Debbie Joffe Ellis was born and raised in Melbourne, Australia. A licensed psychologist (Australia) and licensed mental health counselor (New York), adjunct professor at Columbia University of NYC, she is affiliated with several major psychological associations and societies, including membership in the Australian Psychological Society and international affiliate membership in the American Psychological Association. 

For years she worked with her husband, the brilliant and renowned pioneer of modern cognitive therapies: Dr Albert Ellis, giving public presentations and professional trainings in his approach of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), as well as collaborating with him on writing and research projects until his death in 2007. She continues to present, practice and write about his groundbreaking psychotherapeutic approach of REBT.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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AIPC. 
You are receiving this email notification because you are currently enrolled in an AIPC/AIP course.

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28/07/2015

Social media: Breeding Ground for Multiple Relationships

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Welcome to Edition 229 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition’s featured article we explore ethical considerations for counsellors engaging into social media-based relationships with clients. More specifically, we look at boundaries, dual relationships, and questions to ask yourself (the therapist) before “friending” a client on Facebook.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

15/07/2015

Positive Interactive-behaviour Therapy for Intellectual Disability

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Welcome to Edition 228 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition’s featured article we review the use of positive interactive-behaviour therapy – a newer format for therapy which has produced positive outcomes for clients with intellectual disability.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

02/07/2015

Counselling and Social Media: Opportunities and Risks

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Welcome to Edition 227 of Institute Inbrief! How can you, as a therapist, ethically navigate through the alien landscape of counselling’s Digital Age? In this edition’s featured article, we identify both possibilities and risks for the therapeutic relationship made possible by recent online technologies.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

03/06/2015

The Phenomenon of Dissociation

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Welcome to Edition 226 of Institute Inbrief! Have you ever seen a movie in which the main character wakes up in a strange hotel room, dressed weirdly, with no idea how she got there, and no relationship to the name she gave hotel staff upon check-in? Such drama is the stuff of Hollywood depictions of dissociative disorders. There are various dissociative disorders, all of which feature some form of dissociation. But what, exactly, is the phenomenon of dissociating about? This is what we explore in this edition’s featured article.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

21/05/2015

How to Gain Strength from Adversity

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Welcome to Edition 225 of Institute Inbrief! This edition marks the 10th Anniversary of Institute Inbrief, and on behalf of the Institute and everyone involved in this publication over the past decade, we’d like to thank you for your readership and support over the years! It’s been an immense pleasure to bring you regular mental health and counselling news and updates!
 
If you have recently joined our readership, you can access all our previous 224 editions via our online ezine archive page at www.aipc.net.au/ezine. And of course, we encourage you to share the link with friends or colleagues who may be interested in subscribing to our newsletter. Sharing is caring!
 
In this commemorative edition, we will focus on a concept that is the linchpin of many philosophical schools and approaches to life, and a highly relevant area for counsellors and therapists wishing to help their clients build resilience: how to gain strength from adversity.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

06/05/2015

Postnatal Depression: Onset, Prevalence and Consequences

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Welcome to Edition 224 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition’s featured article, we provide you with a sad, yet necessary (for the purpose of bringing awareness to the issue) brief overview of postnatal depression; including its outset, prevalence, consequences and risk factors.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

22/04/2015

User-friendly Therapeutic Strategies for Intellectual Disability

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Welcome to Edition 223 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition’s featured article, we focus on what a therapist/counsellor can do in session to make any therapy more intellectually attainable, or user-friendly, to someone who has at least cognitive limitations, but who also may be struggling with communicative deficits, sensory impairment, and/or psychological conditions.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

07/04/2015

Helping and Stress Management: Part 2

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Welcome to Edition 222 of Institute Inbrief! In part one of our Helping and Stress Management series we explored three critical components of a stress management program and identified sources and signs of stress that, as a helper, you must be on the lookout for.
 
In this edition’s follow-up article we share an inventory of some of the more well-known stress management strategies, including methods to tend to the body and mind/emotions, and the importance of emotional integrity.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

17/03/2015

Helping and Stress Management: Part 1

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Welcome to Edition 221 of Institute Inbrief! Stress is any pressure, demand, or threat placed on an organism (say, a human being) that causes a need to re-establish balance or “equilibrium”. In a two-part article series, we look at stress management from the perspective of a helper: that is, anyone who is currently providing emotional or psychological support to a friend, client or loved one.
 
In this first article, we explore three critical components of a stress management program: self-awareness, self-regulation, and balance. We also identify sources and signs of stress that, as a helper, you must be on the lookout for.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

03/03/2015

Motivational Interviewing and Anxiety

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Welcome to Edition 220 of Institute Inbrief! In this edition’s featured article we’ll explore why motivational interviewing (MI) may be an effective treatment option for clients suffering from anxiety and anxiety disorders.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

18/02/2015

Suicide: Warning Signs and Prevention Tips

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Welcome to Edition 219 of Institute Inbrief! Because most people who die by suicide give warning signals of their intentions, the best way to help prevent suicide is to learn how to recognise – and then respond to – those signs. In this edition’s featured articles, we outline some of these warning signs, and provide you with tips to support someone at risk of suicide.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A
  • Social media review

04/02/2015

The Efficacy of CBT Treatment for Depression

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Welcome to Edition 218 of Institute Inbrief! The plethora of studies evaluating the efficacy and effectiveness of CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) over the last few decades has shown generally solid results for CBT as a treatment for depression (and many other disorders) with different groups, in different modes of delivery, and in manifold settings. In this edition’s featured article, we examine the different findings with respect to aspects such as client preference, mode of delivery of treatment, and comparisons between CBT and other treatment modalities, including antidepressant medication.

Also in this edition:

  • Latest news and updates
  • Articles and CPD information
  • Wellness tips
  • Therapist Q&A (new)
  • Social media review

07/01/2015

Interpersonal Therapy: History and Theoretical Background

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Welcome to Edition 217 of Institute Inbrief! It’s our first edition of the year – and 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of Institute Inbrief!! We’re very excited to share great articles, news and resources with you throughout the year, and hope your 2015 has kicked-off on a very positive note.
 
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) has been defined as a time-limited, dynamically-informed psychotherapy which aims to alleviate clients’ suffering while improving their interpersonal functioning. It is concerned with the interpersonal context: the relational factors that predispose, precipitate, and perpetuate the client’s distress. In this edition’s featured article we explore IPT’s history and theoretical background.

Also in this edition:

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