You’ve done a thorough assessment of the client’s symptoms and presenting issue, found out what their goals for any therapy would be, and determined that you can work with them. Now what? Which therapy will most effectively help the client attain their goals and get their life back on track? Long gone are the days when selecting the therapy meant choosing between psychoanalysis, behaviourism, and possibly an Albert Ellis style of rational therapy. The contemporary scene is comprised of myriad therapeutic modes, many of which have been inspired by established therapies, often developed with a specific client population in mind. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, for instance, was developed by Marsha Linehan for use with Borderline clients. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy represents the “third wave” of CBT, distinguishable by the presence of Buddhist-influenced exercises in mindfulness. In fact, one source lists over 20 therapies which have been developed on the back of CBT alone! The courses in this collection provide an introduction to a number of these modalities. Even though no certificates of competency in the therapies will be issued upon completion, the practitioner may be able to incorporate some of the basic understandings and techniques into an existing practice of a compatible modality.
How to Use Tapping (Psychological Acupuncture) in Schools: Evidence and Clinical Applications
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