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Emerging Blogger Series: Matthew (Matt’s Mishaps)

This post is by Matthew of Matt's Mishaps. Image by silviarita from Pixabay How college bested me and my anxiety Prior to attending postsecondary school, I was completely clueless as to what being a college student was, or what going to a university for four years entailed for my future. Living away from home, taking… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Matthew (Matt’s Mishaps)

Understanding mental health credentials
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Understanding Mental Health Credentials

Sadly, there are plenty of incompetent mental health professionals and other helpers out there. A degree, a professional designation, and other mental health credentials are indicators of a certain level of knowledge and skill; however, that doesn't stop someone from having a bad attitude, having their head too far up their ass to do anything… Continue reading Understanding Mental Health Credentials

book cover: The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD by Jon Hershfield and Tom Corboy
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Book Review: The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD by Jon Hershfield and Tom Corboy has just been released in its second edition. I was curious what a mindful approach to OCD would look like, but, as the subtitle says, this is a mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in combination book; it's not a pull up a cushion… Continue reading Book Review: The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD

book cover: Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley
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Book Review: Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance

Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley is part of a series of pocket therapy books from New Harbinger Publishers. The book is short, the chapters are bite-sized, and it's very easy to read. The book is based on dialectical behaviour therapy, with a focus on emotional regulation.… Continue reading Book Review: Pocket Therapy for Emotional Balance

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
Insights into Psychology

What Is… a Behavioural Experiment in CBT

In this series, I dig a little deeper into the meaning of psychology-related terms. This week's term is behavioural experiments. Behavioural experiments are a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) technique used to test out beliefs in real-world conditions, kind of like a social scientist might. Behavioural experiments are commonly used in the treatment of anxiety disorders to… Continue reading What Is… a Behavioural Experiment in CBT

Book cover: Stop Avoiding Stuff: 25 Microskills to Face Your Fears & Do It Anyway
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Book Review: Stop Avoiding Stuff

Stop Avoiding Stuff, by Matthew S. Boone, Jennifer Gregg, and Lisa W. Coyne, tackles avoidance using techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy. It teaches microskills that you can use as alternatives to avoidance, and suggests teeny tiny practices along the way. The book starts off with a look at what avoidance is and why we… Continue reading Book Review: Stop Avoiding Stuff

The Wounded Healers: image of hearts passing between outstretched hands
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Wounded Healer Interview: Elena of In(ner) Concordia

The wounded healer interview series features people who've dealt with significant mental health challenges, and who also work in a helping role to support the mental health of others. This interview is with Elena of In(ner) Concordia. 1) Tell us a bit about you, the helping field you’re in, and the mental health challenges you’ve… Continue reading Wounded Healer Interview: Elena of In(ner) Concordia

What Is... Series (Insights into Psychology)
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. Early… Continue reading What Is… Containment in Therapy

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home
MH@H Community Features, MH@H Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Sana (The Curly Therapist)

This post is by Sana of The Curly Therapist. Photo by guest author What Does Your Attachment Style Say About You? What is "Attachment"? Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, especially long-term relationships, between a parent and child and between romantic partners. John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth, pioneers of this… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Sana (The Curly Therapist)

book cover: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley
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Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley is a self-help workbook that covers the major skills involved in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). DBT is considered the gold standard for treating borderline personality disorder, but its usefulness isn't limited to people with BPD. DBT is very skills-based, and many… Continue reading Book Review: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook