Monthly Archives: May 2015

What I’ve learned from transgender clients: Psychotherapy on the gender frontier

As a radical feminist, I thought I understood the edge of sexuality. My patients challenge me in a whole new way Source: http://www.salon.com See on Scoop.it – Counselling and Mental Health Advertisements

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‘Prison guards can never be weak’: the hidden PTSD crisis in America’s jails

‘Eight and the gate’ is a corrections officer’s unofficial motto, but the hyper-vigilance of the job and the episodes of inmate violence take an extremely high toll. ‘We’re doing time too, we’re just getting paid for it’ Source: http://www.theguardian.com Very … Continue reading

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With schizophrenia, my thoughts can be like pieces of a mismatched jigsaw puzzle | Joshua Gliddon

People are often afraid to ask questions about my illness. In Schizophrenia Awareness Week, I want to set the record straight – it’s nothing to fear Source: http://www.theguardian.com Thank you Joshua Gliddon for writing about your experience of schizophrenia. See … Continue reading

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Be mindful of mindfulness: drug-free doesn’t mean side-effect free | Philip Hoggart

When it comes to psychiatric treatments, it’s not just mood-altering drugs that can have side-effects Source: http://www.theguardian.com A thoughtful article from the Guardian reminding us that mindfulness based cognitive therapy can have negative effects too … See on Scoop.it – … Continue reading

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‘Religiously integrated’ psychotherapy is effective for depression

For chronically ill patients with major depression, an approach to cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that incorporates patients’ religious beliefs is at least as effective as conventional CBT, suggests a study in the April issue of The Journal of Nervous and Mental … Continue reading

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Making sure the balance is right in the reporting of suicides | Chris Elliott

Open door: Newspapers’ coverage of suicides has changed in recent years, but there are still aspects of reporting such deaths that cause readers concern Source: http://www.theguardian.com The reporting of the late Robin Williams’ death by the BBC was bad practice … Continue reading

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Dispatches from Nepal: A drop in the bucket | Counseling Today

Source: ct.counseling.org In response to an email I’ve volunteered to go out and provide counselling skills training. I doubt I shall get to go, but my heart goes out to the people of Nepal. See on Scoop.it – Counselling and … Continue reading

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