psychotherapy and culture

Psychotherapy and Culture

Psychotherapy has different faces influenced by personal, cultural and context components. Today I will talk a bit about culture. The culture specific psychotherapy can be a very important aspect of its effectiveness. Even though a psychotherapy training mentions a need for flexibility and being culturally aware unfortunately practise and application takes a different road. During…

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Psychotherapy during a lockdown

We have a second lockdown in Ireland. The number of cases surge rapidly with a second wave across Europe. When will that end? Tiredness of uncertain future can bring a mental toll on mental health. Also isolation and loneliness for certain vulnerable groups can increase. Often people do not think about engaging in psychotherapy during…

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CBT therapy plan

It is much easier if we have a plan. The plan is a very important tool that can bring a benefit of feeling safe and secure but also a sense of hope. During a first session usually patients want to share everything about themselves. They often notice that maybe it is too much. Not really.…

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