2. Explore each partner’s feelings Beyond identifying negative cycles in your relationship, in order to properly mitigate and mediate the subsequent interactions, it’s important to explore each partner’s feelings related to that interaction cycle. Now this may sound like a cliché therapy term, “exploring your feelings,” but making assumptions about such feelings and not talking about it only feeds into the existing negative cycle you’ve been practicing that’s been causing you problems. Together you can then determine, as a team, what went wrong where, and how each person was feeling in each moment. … [Read more...] about 5 Proven Therapy Techniques to Improve Relationships
Emotionally focused therapy
While both careers improve mental health and emotional well-being of the patients, their methods of treatment differ significantly Much as their job roles overlap, a clinical psychiatrist and psychologist are not two sides of the same coin. Psychiatry is a medical profession, for which a medical degree along with a specialisation in the field of psychiatry is necessary to be qualified as a psychiatrist. "A psychiatrist is qualified to diagnose as well as treat psychiatric disorders, primarily through the prescription of psychiatric medications," says Dr Samir Parikh, consultant psychiatrist and director, Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences, Fortis National Mental Health Program, Fortis Healthcare. Psychology, on the other hand, is an application of various psychological theories and principles, within various fields of mental health. "A clinical psychologist needs to engage in psychotherapy (a structured form of counselling) to often assist a psychiatrist in the … [Read more...] about What differentiates Psychiatry from Psychology
Notably, many argue that online treatments eliminate an important ingredient, the therapeutic relationship between clinician and client. Research on the importance of this clinical relationship, the working alliance, has consistently shown it to be the single largest factor in predicting outcome. A central element of psychotherapy, it fosters trust, collaborativeness, and therapeutic change. … [Read more...] about Is Online Treatment the Next Frontier for CBT?
Miller: I don’t know to be honest, as it isn’t a term I use myself. I would surmise it is meant to indicate narcissism that is more broadly associated with distress and impairment and that it signifies a larger-scale breakdown in the self-regulating processes associated with narcissism.1 I dislike the notion that there are different kinds of narcissism—pathological vs. adaptive or healthy—as I believe these distinctions confound issues of different presentations in terms of grandiose vs. vulnerable narcissism and issue related to severity. One can be more or less severely disordered on either dimension of narcissism or a combination. Healthy narcissism, if it exists, would probably mean one is mostly a little elevated on grandiose narcissism but not so much to be suffering impairment in important functional domains (e.g., romance; work). On the other hand, vulnerable narcissism would never be mistaken for “healthy” in that it comprises substantial … [Read more...] about All About Narcissistic People
On the contrary, had you thought: “Wow! there’s some button I must have pushed ’cause they really overreacted to what, frankly, wasn’t even about them,” you would have been able to avert these self-accusatory feelings. Rather, you would have been curious about what so triggered them. And that might have prompted you to request that they help you better understand what you said that led to their so-sudden upset. Moreover, with this concerned, but non-self-blaming, reaction you would have improved the chances that whatever misunderstanding contributed to their distancing themselves from you could be effectively redressed. … [Read more...] about Hurt Feelings Come From Hurt Thoughts