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Archives for August, 2017

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10 Barriers To Effective Mental Health Treatment

What is effective treatment? Would you be able to describe or define it if you had to?

Most people would struggle to define effective treatment because there is no real consensus on what that is. For many clients, "effective treatment" is being able to connect with the therapist, develop a trusting relationship, and heal from challenges faced in life. Sounds easy enough right? Not so much. Effective treatment cannot occur if there are...
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7 Signs of Racial “Group Think” and Group Polarization

Group Polarization

How did you feel this past weekend (Friday to Sunday) about the events taking place in Charlottesville Virginia? Did you watch the events? Did you follow the events online? Although it is the home of the University of Virginia, it became the home of pure racial tension, ignorance, and extreme identity fusion between the members of the group. In psychology, this is regarded as group polarization and group think.

This article will briefly...
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Manipulation: 15 Tactics A “User” Will Use To Control You

Can you think of a time in your life where you have been the victim of manipulation because the other person made it seem urgent that you respond, help, or get involved? You may have eventually found out that there was no urgency at all.

I call this behavior "psychological/emotional urgency." It is a "tactic" that users employ to manipulate in order to get you to respond. So how do you identify when a user is...
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