Study suggests that clinicians believe that rewards outweigh risks for using e-mental health resources in therapy.
Study explores a multifaceted approach to promote family-focused recovery practice.
Researchers explore neoliberal influences on interactions in psychotherapy and question whether the radical potential of psychotherapy can counter prevailing social systems.
Psychiatrist and psychologist outline pharmacological and psychotherapeutic strategies for discontinuing antidepressants.
Trauma-informed approaches have the potential to promote recovery but must involve survivors and service-users to prevent the experience of retraumatization within psychiatric and mental health services.
Therapists tend to view guilt as a toxic emotion. They are often over-sensitized to the psychological effects of too much guilt—of unwarranted guilt—yet often under-sensitized to the interpersonal effects of someone having too little guilt—the absence of guilt when it is warranted. Guilt is one of the primary social emotions that keeps people socially aware.
Without clarity and consensus around what social justice means, psychologists risk perpetuating injustices that undermine their stated mission.
When John Herold went to see a Process Work counselor, they talked about how his experience of extreme states had been disruptive in his life, but how these states also had value. The counselor compared John's experience with drinking an entire bottle of Tabasco sauce all at once. Why not instead, the counselor suggested, "try being just a little psychotic all the time?"
In the instant I perceive that I’ve succeeded in inducing fear and shame in you, I can feel a palpable relief from my own fear and shame. This process is called projective identification. I gradually learned as a therapist to be aware of when a person seemed to be mysteriously able to create distressful emotional states in me — states that they were themselves subjectively feeling, but weren’t fully aware of.
New study finds that intensive prolonged exposure is a promising treatment option for individuals with multiple trauma experiences.
Let us go back to 1975: psychoanalytic psychiatry was then quasi-hegemonic, and psychopathological models were accepted and used by most practitioners; other behaviourist practices were of minor importance and psychoanalysts had learned to make use of the advances of pharmacology. And yet a shadow was already looming over the picture.
Researchers report the cumulative effects of major biases on the apparent efficacy of antidepressant and psychotherapy treatments.
Researchers find that nearly half of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) patients experience treatment side effects.
Research investigates clinicians’ perspectives on best care practices and the complicated realities of providing care in the face of agency limitations and mechanized interventions.
A new study claims that quantitative research in psychology is “worryingly imprecise” and that generalizations may be flawed and misleading.
Coordinated care with employment support and family therapy leads to superior outcomes for those diagnosed with psychotic disorders.
Study uncovers some of the intergenerational consequences of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs).
Qualitative research examines the experiences of psychoanalytic therapists in their work with patients whose symptoms either failed to improve or worsened.
All in all, it is not enough that public policy pundits push for greater access to mental health services. Alongside improving access, there needs to be renewed focus on the quantity and quality of psychotherapy the average American currently receives. Health insurers need to reexamine their false assumptions about the effectiveness of short-term, quick-fix therapies.
Utilizing Maslow’s published books and essays, psychologist William Compton delineates common myths and attempts to respond to them.
Results from two meta-analyses reveal shortcomings with the growth mindset theory as applied in schools.
Nev Jones and a team of researchers examine how sex, sexuality, and gender-related content are underexplored in contemporary research on psychosis.
A special issue explores the connection between poverty, mental health, and psychotherapy.
Dr. Johnathan Shedler recently published a paper critiquing how the term “evidence-based” is being used in the field of psychotherapy.
From The Guardian: At Cambridge University, black and ethnic minority students can now specifically request to see therapists of color. "At Cambridge, we’re now guaranteed to...