If you’re a therapist, how much of yourself do you invest in a session with a patient who’s hard to reach?
If you’re a patient, how much effort does your therapist make to understand what it’s like to be you?
Posted in For patients, For therapists, Review, Techniques, tagged Carl Rogers, case study, diagnosis, emotion, feelings, mental health, mental illness, psychology, psychotherapy, therapy on June 8, 2011| Leave a Comment »
In a recent TED talk, an expert in the management of chronic pain in children explains neuropathic pain, a form of chronic pain in which the nervous system itself becomes faulty and creates the experience of intense pain, both the sensation of pain in the brain and the side-effects of injury in the affected (but not actually injured) part of the body.
Posted in CBT, For patients, Review, Techniques, UK, tagged case study, CBT, childhood, counseling, counselling, emotion, family, feelings, love, mental health, mental illness, psychotherapy, relationships on May 12, 2011| Leave a Comment »
Posted in depression, For patients, Review, UK, tagged CBT, counseling, counselling, diagnosis, emotion, feelings, mental health, mental illness, NHS, psychotherapy, recovery, Research, therapy on April 28, 2011| 1 Comment »
I noticed today that Depression Awareness Week is coming, according the website of the charity Depression Alliance. This year it’s going to be the week of 11th-18th April — oh — well, I suppose I’m in no position to complain that they don’t update their website very often.
Like many sources of information and self-help about mental illness, Depression Alliance have a fuzzy definition of what mental illness is, and that’s much more serious.
Posted in CBT, For patients, Review, Techniques, tagged CBT, diagnosis, emotion, evidence, feelings, mental health, mental illness, NHS, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, recovery, relationships, schizophrenia, therapy, training on January 5, 2011| 2 Comments »
Its worst effect is that those professionals who have the most impressive qualifications and titles can turn out to be be the least skilled treatment providers, which makes it very difficult for patients who are serious about recovery to find a competent therapist.