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How To Plan Your Counseling Session: 6 Examples
Planning is crucial in a counseling session to ensure that time inside–and outside–therapy sessions is well spent, with the client achieving a successful outcome within [...]
Happiness Economics: Can Money Buy Happiness?
Do you ever daydream about winning the lottery? After all, it only costs a small amount, a slight risk, with the possibility of a substantial [...]
Instructional Coaching Toolkit: Best Questions & Strategies
Coaching offers incredible development and growth opportunities in our personal and professional lives, helping us reconnect with what we value and enjoy the most. Indeed, [...]
Performance Anxiety: 15 Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
We typically think of performance anxiety as being associated with sports: that inability to sink the putt or take the kick in the final playoff. [...]
Understanding Therapist Burnout: 12 Symptoms & Recovery Tips
Treating clients can be deeply rewarding. And yet, we cannot underestimate the psychological toll psychotherapy takes on its practitioners. Burnout is common among mental health [...]
What Is Movie and Cinema Therapy, & How Does It Work?
Movies may be an escape from reality for some, but they are also deep reflections of our culture and our inner lives as human beings. [...]
How to Overcome Loneliness According to Psychology
As human beings, we are hard-wired for social connection and interaction. Our ancestors survived by depending on the collective for food, shelter, physical caregiving, reproduction, [...]
What Is Positive Psychology? A Starting Point
Positive psychology uses science to uncover, understand, and share what allows individuals and communities to thrive – or flourish (Boniwell & Tunariu, 2019; Seligman, 2011). [...]
Applied Positive Psychology in Therapy: Your Ultimate Guide
Without a doubt, this is an exciting time for positive psychology in therapy. Many academics and therapists now recognize the value of this fascinating, evolving [...]
65+ Counseling Methods & Techniques to Apply With Your Clients
Counselors have found it challenging to settle on a single definition of their profession or agree on the best counseling methods and techniques to treat [...]