What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Containment in Therapy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms.  This week's term is containment. Containment was first proposed by British psychoanalyst Wilfred Bion to describe a pattern of communicating mental experiences. Another researcher later suggested that Bion's theory was influenced by his own traumatic experience fighting in World War I.… Continue reading What Is… Containment in Therapy

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Depression

Is Depression Anger Turned Inward?

My last hospitalization for depression happened after a suicide attempt. My primary nurse kept asked me what I was angry about. She was insistent that I must have been angry about something to have tried to kill myself. She seemed annoyed when I assured her that no, I wasn't angry, and anger had nothing to… Continue reading Is Depression Anger Turned Inward?

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
Emerging Blogger Series

Emerging Blogger: Sadie Hall (Your Social Anxiety Bestie)

This post is by Sadie Hall of Your Social Anxiety Bestie. Photo by Skitterphoto from Pexels How Social Anxiety Therapy Helps Me Survive as a Mom, Human, and Camel (wait, what?) Mental health journeys are meandering things.  I’ve had my share of stumbles on my path to recovery from social anxiety, depression, and perfectionism.  Becoming a mother 5… Continue reading Emerging Blogger: Sadie Hall (Your Social Anxiety Bestie)

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's term is psychodynamic psychotherapy. Psychodynamic psychotherapy is a type of talk therapy that does a deep dive into the past to help uncover what's going on in the unconscious mind in order to figure out problems in the person's… Continue reading What Is… Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

What is... insights into psychology series
Insights into Psychology

What Is… Transference & Countertransference

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychological terms.  This week's terms are transference and countertransference. The concept of transference was first proposed by Sigmund Freud.  In therapy, it occurs when a client unconsciously redirects feelings associated with one person, often an important figure in the earlier part of their… Continue reading What Is… Transference & Countertransference