therapy

Circles of Men: The Benefits of this Practice

The circles of men make up a practice with great psychological benefits. Actually, some people brought it back from an antique exercise. Before it was common to gather around a campfire to share stories, solve problems, find advice, learn, vent…

Inner Child Therapy: The Photo Technique

People say that there’s a child inside all of us. Every single adult in the world was obviously a child at some point. Like everyone else, they were born with specific genes, in a specific environment. That environment played an important…

The Benefits of Sensory Deprivation Tanks

Sensory deprivation tanks, also known as isolation tanks or flotation tanks, go in and out of style periodically. Although they were originally invented to study the brain, these days people use them as a form of relaxation. Many companies specialize…

ACT Concepts and Clinical Strategies

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) belongs to a category called “third-generation therapies“. These therapies are a departure from conventional psychological treatments because they put more emphasis on certain aspects of mental health. In ACT, things such as acceptance, mindfulness, cognitive…

Resistance in Therapy: What to Do about It

Resistance in therapy refers to patient attitudes, behaviors, or cognitions that may delay or avoid therapeutic change. Usually, it’s present during the first stages of evaluation because that’s where the client may begin to question the treatment. In addition to…

The Best Therapy for Dependent Personality Disorder

In cognitive therapy for dependent personality disorder (DPD), the patient becomes increasingly autonomous and gradually modifies their contradictory thinking about their own autonomy and abilities. What Is Dependent Personality Disorder? According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders…

Virginia Satir and Family Therapy

Virginia Satir was an American therapist that reinvented family therapy. In fact, nowadays she’s considered one of the most important figures in the history of systemic therapy. She created the Satir Change Model that experts still use to this day,…

Four Metaphors of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

In psychotherapy, it’s very common to use metaphors to help patients connect with their problem and better understand what the therapist is trying to communicate. Telling simple stories somehow helps with comprehension and empathy. Concretely, acceptance and commitment therapy metaphors…

Non-Pharmacological Therapy for Dementia

Before defining what Alzheimer’s disease and non-pharmacological therapy consist of, we must first take a look at dementia. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines dementia as “a usually progressive condition (such as Alzheimer’s disease) marked by the development of multiple cognitive deficits (such…

The Seven Different Types of Depression

According to the field of psychiatry and its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (or DSM-5), there are seven different types of depression. However, these classifications are flexible and subject to change. One of the main problems with psychiatry…

Expressive Therapies: The Psychology of Drawing

Within the framework of expressive therapies, we can find the psychological interpretation of drawings. This can be an interesting resource in the evaluation of cases. Drawing tests can be a valuable source of information about the personal characteristics of the…

Humor as Therapy Against Stress

Humor is a natural therapy against stress. When you have a light heart, then the big problems don’t seem as big and the people who may intimidate you become less important. In this regard, you can liven up any evening…

Metaphor Therapy and the Language of Intuition

Metaphor therapy makes use of the poetic and literary language of stories and fables. Some ancestral cultures use metaphor therapy in one way or another to help their people develop emotionally. Grandparents and shamans tell ancient, traditional stories to do…

Animal-Assisted Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

According to some studies, animal-assisted therapy is one of the best non-pharmacological treatments that most benefits Alzheimer’s patients. There are currently five medications for treating the cognitive problems that result from Alzheimer’s disease. In this regard, four of them are…

Dolphin-Assisted Therapy: Benefits and Controversy

Animal-assisted therapy has proven to be extremely helpful for many medical conditions. In this regard, some people use dolphin-assisted therapy to treat psychological or physical issues. Therapists carry out these treatments in specialized centers or facilities in aquatic parks. During this…

Hans Eysenck’s Model of Individual Differences

Hans Eysenck is one of the most respected names in the history of psychology. Many people credit him for bringing psychology into the scientific world. As a result, he’s often referred to as “the father of psychology”. Hans Eysenck was born…

All about Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy

According to Riva (2012), integrative behavioral couple therapy is one of the third generation therapies. This therapy is focused on private experiences (emotions and thoughts), acceptance, and mindfulness. It also pays special attention to the functional analysis of behavior as…