Why is the Field of Psychotherapy Still Fractured into Different Approaches?
Psychotherapy is dominated by contradicting schools of thought, exhibits a gap between research and practice, and repackages old ideas rather than finding clinical consensus.
Service-Users Who Found CBT Unhelpful Offer Their Perspectives
Counseling clients in the UK who found CBT unhelpful were interviewed about their experiences.
Integrating Indigenous Healing Practices and Psychotherapy for Global Mental Health
As the Global Mental Health Movement attempts to address cross-cultural mental health disparities, a new article encourages integrating traditional healing practices with psychotherapy.
A New Era in New Zealand’s Mental Health Treatment
From SCOOP: "Today details of the Green Party's free youth counselling policy, for those aged 18 – 25, was announced. The pilot funding has been outlined...
Majority of Counselors Lack Training to Treat Racial Trauma, Study Finds
The percentage of clients who have experienced racial trauma far exceeds the percentage of counselors who are trained to identify and treat it.
NICE Recommends Counselling as a Treatment for Depression
From The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a new draft guideline for treatment of...
An “Epidemic of Anguish” on College Campuses?
The Chronicle of Education has called the soaring rates of anxiety and depression among college student an “Epidemic of Anguish.” PBS interviews Jennifer Ruark, the editor of the Chronicle series, and Micky Sharma, the director of counseling at Ohio State University. Ruark reports that about “1 in 4 students reporting to campus counseling centers now are already on some kind of psychotropic medication.” Sharma adds that “just because a student is crying does not mean he or she needs psychotherapy. Sometimes that’s actually the type of emotional response that I would want to see.”