Thursday, July 21, 2022
Monday, July 18, 2022
The suicide rates by country in 2019 per 100K were
Sunday, July 17, 2022
The body dies but the spirit lives on in the stories we tell about the values, opinions, beliefs, and practices of the body which has died.
Sunday, June 19, 2022
Meditation and aerobic exercise together can help reduce depression, research finds. Targeting both the mind and the body — for twice a week over two months — was enough to reduce depression by 40 percent. #mentalhealth, https://t.co/5sE35N5CzW— David Markham (@DavidMa03737241) June 20, 2022
Saturday, June 18, 2022
Success at age 3 is not peeing your pants or skirt,
Success at age 16 is driving a car
Friday, June 17, 2022
Perhaps even more than professional background, the therapist’s theoretical approach to clinical practice is a decisive facet in defining a psychotherapist’s identity, 6 and those theoretical approaches are also very diverse. In the clinical literature there appear to be literally hundreds of theoretical orientations, often closely related to one another, and with labels differing just by a word or two, sometimes prompted by therapists’ desires to have their own “brand” in the marketplace.
Orlinsky, David E.. How Psychotherapists Live (p. 15). Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition.
When people ask me what kind of psychotherapist I am I say, “I am a practical therapist. I talk with people about what might help with the problems they are trying to manage and when they return for their next session I ask, ‘How has that been working for you?”
People laugh, and I laugh, and it’s all good.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Orlinsky, David E.. How Psychotherapists Live (p. 14). Taylor and Francis. Kindle Edition.
Psychotherapy is a subspeciality of several professions such as Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Nursing, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse counseling, Occupational therapy, Acupuncture, Naturopathic medicine, etc.
This use of psychotherapy in many mental health professions is called “role diffusion.” Each mental health profession also bring different knowledge bases and skills which is called “role differentiation”. In agencies and health care organizations, mental health services are often provided by a “team.” A mental health team is composed of individuals from different professional disciplines.
In agencies and health care organizations where teams are used to provide services there often is a “primary therapist” assigned who oversees the comprehensive treatment plan and assures continuity of care. In the last few decades with the increasing reliance on revenue from health insurance to pay members of a mental health treatment team, the emphasis by administrators is on the provision of reimbursable procedures rather than patient care and this management system has fractured treatment teams and corrupted the continuity of care leading to poor patient care and demoralization of staff.