Posts Tagged "models"

All Aboard!

»Posted by on Jun 11, 2009 in Life, Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Get a ticket on the train” I’m not sure where I first heard it said, (I want to give credit where credit is due) but I’ve often repeated it to my dear bored family (bored by my constant preaching) and to my clients as well (they’re not bored because they pay for my advice believe it or not).  But I digress ….the saying is “get a ticket on the train (or bus which ever will help you to make your point the best).  The train is life, it’s buying your first home, it’s making a small investment, it might be a lottery ticket (of course I never buy one ;)), it might be taking a chance.  It’s paying what is necessary to get on “the train.”  The train is moving and heading to better places, new...

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Incorporating Dream Work in Psychotherapy

»Posted by on Mar 15, 2009 in Psychology | 1 comment

Over the millennia, dreams have made a profound impact on life and history. Dreams may have served as the germinating seed for art, myths, “fairy-tales,” architecture, poetry and music. Fascination with dreams has been recorded by Mesopotamians, Hebrews, Babylonians, Chinese, Greeks and Romans since ancient times. Dreams have always played a critical role in world religions from Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and in Judeo-Christian beliefs. It is well documented that native and aboriginal religions integrate dreams with all of nature. Despite the attention given to dream interpretation throughout history and the landmark work contributed by Freud, Jung, and others, only a small percentage of mental health professionals work with dreams today in a...

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Theoretical Model—Cognitive Therapy (CT)

»Posted by on Mar 13, 2009 in Psychology | 0 comments

Aaron Beck has defined CT as being an active, directive, time-limited, structured approach to therapy based in the underlying theoretical rationale that an individual’s affect and behavior are largely determined by the way in which one structures their worldview. The overall strategy of cognitive therapy emphasizes the empirical investigation of the client’s automatic thoughts, inferences, conclusions, and assumptions. Thoughts (cognitions) either verbal or pictorial are based on the attitudes or assumptions (schemas), developed from previous life experiences. For example, a client may develop schema that says, “I cannot relate socially unless I have a drink to calm me down.” Consequently the client reacts to situations in terms of inadequacy even when...

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