Category Archives for Therapy Approaches

What Is The Multicultural Approach To Counseling?

Multicultural counseling occurs when a professional counselor works with a client from a different cultural group. It takes into consideration racial, spiritual, and ethnic diversity in addition to sexual preferences, disabilities, social class, and cultural bias.Throughout history, and still to this day of course, people of various ethnic and cultural groups have been discriminated against. […]

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Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic therapy is a positive approach to psychotherapy that focuses on a person’s individual nature. Humanistic therapy looks at the whole person, both from the therapist’s view as well as from the perspective of the individual observing their own behavior. This approach allows the individual to explore how they feel in the here and now, […]

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Family Systems Therapy

Family systems therapy is based on Murray Bowen’s family systems theory, which holds that individuals are inseparable from their network of relationships. Furthermore, it is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples to nurture change and development. Family systems therapy emphasizes family relationships as an important factor in psychological health. This therapy […]

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A Team Approach To Reunification Therapy

By Dr. Katrina Kuzyszyn-JonesReunification therapy is often ordered in situations where allegations of abuse are inconclusive. While there are no standards for how to conduct the actual therapy, there are guidelines regarding the best practices for the structure of reunification therapy. As the keystone of the intervention, the court order should specify: (1) the goals […]

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What Is Psychodynamic Therapy?

Psychodynamic therapy is a form of talk therapy designed to help an individual find relief from mental or emotional stress. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are to increase a client’s self-awareness by understanding the influence of the past on one’s present behavior. In its brief form, a psychodynamic approach helps the client examine unresolved conflicts […]

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What Is Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)?

The main goal of DBT is to learn skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and develop balanced relationships with others. DBT validates current thought processes with the goal of working towards changing unhealthy behaviors. Through the process of accepting their problems, people learn ways to solve the issues and make positive changes. Along with […]

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What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

​Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most common types of therapy today. CBT aims to solve problems by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with our emotions.For example: A woman seeks help […]

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What Is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy?

The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris, MDA book review by Katrina Kuzyszyn-Jones, Psy.D.Dr. Russ Harris explains Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in The Happiness Trap.  Overall, The Happiness Trap is a very readable explanation of ACT with many useful tools for implementing the strategies in daily living. Each chapter has exercises to either understand the […]

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Therapy Approaches: Methods of Psychotherapy

Psychodynamic TherapyPsychodynamic therapy is a form of talk therapy designed to help an individual find relief from mental or emotional stress. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are to increase a client’s self awareness by understanding the influence of the past on one’s present behavior. In its brief form, a psychodynamic approach helps the client examine […]

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