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This site at the University of N ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This site at the University of North Carolina, Health and Wellness Centre has a number of downloadable audio files for helping with relaxation as part of an online introdu ... Read on »
The purpose of this technique is ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The purpose of this technique is to uncover the client’s underlying schema or assumptions. This is a very powerful and effective technique when used properly. In many ways ... Read on »
Thanks to my supervision group f ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Thanks to my supervision group for exploring this issue so openly and frankly in discussing their responses and thoughts on gifts as part of our supervision session. This ... Read on »
For those that are involved in p ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health For those that are involved in psychotherapy with clients with borderline personality disorder theApril 2006, Journal of Clinical Psychologyis a must read. The whole journ ... Read on »
“I don’t know” ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health “I don’t know” is a client response that often throws beginning therapists. Some therapists feel at a loss when presented with this response to some question about how a c ... Read on »
This week's guest blogger is Mar ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This week's guest blogger is Mark Donovan.  Mark is our supervision co-ordinator here at Wollongong University and has many years experience working with familes and child ... Read on »
This is a great introduction to ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health This is a great introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.   Thepodcastis about 30 minutes long and is more an overview than an in-depth focus on technique. Y ou can g ... Read on »
One of the most common questions ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One of the most common questions I get as a supervisor is what do I do with children and families.  For a number of reasons interns get more anxious about this than just a ... Read on »
Here is a great article on inter ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here is a great article on interviewing adolescents in Contemporary Pediatrics.  Although it is written for doctors, its is full of good questions to ask.  It provides a s ... Read on »
Premature termination is when yo ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Premature termination is when your client terminates before the agreed time or against the therapist’s current recommendation. This is a common problem for many beginning ... Read on »
Some useful ideas on what to do ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Some useful ideas on what to do and say in those difficult situations with children and families. More from our guest blogger Mark Donovan. Children misbehave in sess i ... Read on »
I spent part of the weekend runn ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health I spent part of the weekend running a course on utilising personality testing and how it can enhance the psychotherapuetic process.  As a result a short poll for a bit of ... Read on »
Here is a nice little paper byDe ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Here is a nice little paper by Denise Ben Porath (full text available) on securing commitment to treatment with more complex and difficult clients such as those suffering ... Read on »
Scanning the journals today for ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Scanning the journals today for some stuff on case conceptualisation today and came across this wonderfully humorous article on the stress of being a psychology intern ent ... Read on »
No matter what your therapeutic ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health No matter what your therapeutic orientation a good metaphor can be therapeutically very powerful. A good metaphor allows the client to put some distance on their problem b ... Read on »
One of the more popular posts on ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health One of the more popular posts on this blog is on gifts in psychotherapy. This appears to be a frequent Google question for many therapists. Tracking back on one of these q ... Read on »
The previous post considered a n ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health The previous post considered a number of cognitive behaviour models for case conceptualisation. Clearly, at the centre of all these models is a case conceptualisation buil ... Read on »
Case conceptualisation is one of ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Case conceptualisation is one of the areas that many beginning therapists and interns seem to have difficulties with. As with many concepts, we psychologists like to de ... Read on »
Kenneth Pope has a great site on ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health Kenneth Pope has a great site on Responding to Suicidal Risk. The site contains practical advice on risk factors and specific factors to consider with any suicidal client. ... Read on »
It has been an interesting proce ... by Chris Allan Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Mental Health It has been an interesting process blogging on psychotherapy. There is clearly a certain amount of anxiety as well as narcissistic pleasure in putting one's views out for ... Read on »