Tag Archives: CBT

What Chester Bennington’s death tells us about mental health awareness

https://doctorgoatblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/22/what-chester-benningtons-death-tells-us-about-mental-health-awareness/ Click on the link above for this wise, heartful post by an anonymous blogger who identifies as Dr Goat. This expresses much of how we make sense of human distress at this service. There is (for example) no evidence … Continue reading

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Susan Peacock on Year 6 SATs

Powerful and distressing personal account of the harm caused by our toxic cultural obsession with an ‘evidence base’, and our drive to define value only in terms of what can be categorised and measured. Shades of Charles Dickens’ ‘Hard Times’, and Utilitarianism, … Continue reading

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The Magical Healing Power Of Caring and Hope in Psychotherapy – Allen Frances

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allen-frances/the-magical-healing-power_b_7020540.html Allen is a Professor Emeritus at Duke University. His perspective differs in some important respects from the writer’s – and she wholeheartedly agrees with some of his key statements, which closely reflect how we work at this service:- ‘….a … Continue reading

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Does Not Exist – Jay Watts

http://www.madinamerica.com/2015/03/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-not-exist/ Interesting, politically savvy post by Jay Watts on the Mad in America site. Just as relevant here…. ‘By conflating a number of vastly divergent approaches with strikingly different ideas of what it means to be human and to suffer, … Continue reading

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Rune Moelbak: Is Talking Disappearing from Depression Therapy? (Commentary)

http://www.bettertherapy.com/blog/depression-therapy/ Click on the link for this post from Rune Moelbak in the U.S. Rune is psychodynamic in orientation, so his language and ideas differ somewhat from our person-centred perspective – but we resonate with the points he makes. Our … Continue reading

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Counselling as effective as CBT for ‘depression’: Research evidence Thank you, Carol Wolter-Gustafson, Jo Hilton and The Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32’s Facebook page for this link. Click on the title to go to Carol’s post. Or here is … Continue reading

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Bamboozled by Bad Science – The first myth about ‘evidence-based’ therapy

Interesting article published on http://www.psychologytoday.com by Jonathan Shedler, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He points out the lack of any convincing evidence base for the medical model’s choice in the UK and … Continue reading

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