ATTRIBUTES OF A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR/PSYCHOTHERAPIST.

Professional Counselors are licensed mental health therapists who provide assessment, diagnosis and counseling to people facing a variety of life stresses and psychological problems. They help people with relationship issues, family problems, job stress, mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety, and many other challenging problems that can impact …

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Counseling Grieving Children and Adolescent

Children experience loss and grief in many different circumstances. The sadness they feel, how the absence of a parent or loved one from their lives affects them, may be experienced in many different ways over time. These resources are particularly relevant for service providers or those working or studying in …

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Normal Teenage Behavior vs. Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

It is not uncommon for parents to wonder whether their child is acting like a normal teenager or behaving differently due to mental illness, drug use or behavioral difficulties. Normal teenagers are often moody due to hormonal and physical changes that happen during puberty. However, when mental illness is involved, …

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IMAGO RELATIONSHIP THERAPY THEORY/TECHNIQUES

Imago relationship therapy (IRT) aims to equip couples with the tools necessary to relate to each other in healthier ways, and reveal the emotional pathway formed in childhood that led them to their current situation. This form of therapy combines spiritual and behavioral techniques with Western psychological methodologies in order …

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CAUSES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Work is still being done to determine the direct causes of substance abuse and mental health issues. While there is still much to be discovered, it is known that a number of factors play into the development of these disorders, and many of these factors are similar across both mental …

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CHARACTERISTICS OF A CRISIS COUNSELOR

 

Before a counselor can effectively apply and assess the crisis theories and techniques to crisis situations he/she must possess the under listed qualities:

Many times, a client may stir up painful memories from your own past. Effective crisis counselors are aware of their own triggers and have spent time …

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