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What Is Bowenian Family and Couples Therapy? 5 Techniques
Our family of origin distinctly shapes who we are. From our personality and behavior to our choices in life, family plays a large role. And [...]
22 Most Effective Adlerian Therapy Techniques and Worksheets
Alfred Adler, a pivotal figure in the early development of psychotherapy, saw the importance of personal choice, cooperation, and connectedness in overcoming difficulties and making [...]
Divorce Counseling & Therapy: Best Worksheets & Techniques
Couples often attend relationship counseling when they are trying to save their marriage. If they can’t fix the relationship, or one or both partners have [...]
How to Do Activity Scheduling: 6 Templates & Worksheets
The activities we engage in influence how we feel. And yet, when depressed, clients often find themselves unable to do those things that bring enjoyment [...]
12 Fascinating Theories of Counseling to Apply in Practice
Several psychotherapy theories underpin counseling. It is counseling’s aim to offer clients a safe and confidential place to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors. While [...]
What Is Psychodrama Therapy? 10 Techniques for Your Sessions
Psychodrama has been described as individual therapy in a group format, with action taking place around the protagonist’s multiple roles in life, such as a [...]
Positive Youth Development: Best Activities & Training Programs
Employing methods of positive youth development ensure we prioritize young adults’ needs and help them build the skills necessary to become productive and successful members [...]
20 Useful Counseling Forms & Templates for Your Practice
Counseling has many definitions and approaches, but most recognize the significance of the therapeutic relationship (Nelson-Jones, 2014). Part of this relationship includes building an appropriate [...]
How Does Paradoxical Intention Really Work in Therapy?
More than 40 million adults in America live with anxiety. While anxiety disorders, fear, and phobia are highly treatable, only 36.9% of those with anxiety [...]
28 Best Therapy Games for Healing Through Play
Self-expression is a crucial aspect of healing through play, particularly for children, where fun activities release dopamine, providing enjoyment, focus, and the motivation to complete [...]