therapy

The Uses of Electroconvulsive Therapy

Electroconvulsive therapy, or ECT, still carries a certain stigma, partly because of the image it has received in films and television. However, over the years, there have been many improvements in the procedure, and specialists have established protocols and recommendations…

Validating Emotions: What Does it Mean?

Validating emotions or people’s stories is such an important and valuable resource that many therapists make it the focus of their therapy sessions. Many of the people who go to therapy do so feeling strange and out of place. They’re…

Working through Delusions in Therapy

Is it possible to convince someone who’s experiencing a delusion that what’s going on in their head isn’t real? Do you have to pretend you believe them in order to continue with a session? Is it possible to avoid entering…

OCD with Hidden Rituals

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) -with hidden rituals and without – is on the broad spectrum of anxiety disorders characterized by persistent and intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive actions, rituals, or compulsions whose goal is to avoid or reduce the anxiety that…

Resisting Therapy – Four Types

Resisting therapy is a form of behavior, cognition, or emotion that a patient presents and that’s an obstacle to their improvement. In fact, the range of resistance is as varied as the people who go to therapy. Similarly, although not…

Counseling Skills for Psychotherapy

Counseling skills are essential for therapists. For this reason, psychologists and psychotherapists have to implement them during their therapy sessions. They learn these just the way they learn psychological techniques. The concept of a therapeutic relationship originated in the psychodynamic…

Salkovskis’s Theory on Obsessions

Obsessions are thoughts, images or impulses that you turn over and over in your mind and can never let go. Everyone experiences obsessions to some degree. Salkovskis’s theory on obsessions helps us understand why they happen and how to prevent them.…