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Counseling and Psychotherapy Top 10

Created By: Gabrielle Perretta | Last Updated: Jul 12, 2022

(Contains 10 resources)

  • Art Therapy
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    Art Therapy

    Speaker:Ashton
    Academic:Marni Rosen

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2015)

    Marni Rosen, of the Institute for Therapy through the Arts, discusses art therapy and the benefits of this practice. By developing problem-solving, hand coordination, and creativity, children achieve the basic skill-building necessary to express their emotions in a healthy way.

  • The aims of counseling skills
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    The aims of counseling skills

    Academic:Mick Cooper Ph.D.
    Client/Patient:Rob
    Practitioner:Mick Cooper Ph.D.

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2015)

    Prof. Mick Cooper describes situations for which counseling skills are helpful and the ways in which clients are helped.

  • Active Listening
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    Active Listening

    Academic:Mick Cooper Ph.D.
    Client/Patient:Rob
    Practitioner:Mick Cooper Ph.D.

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2015)

    Prof. Mick Cooper explains the importance of active listening and how to actively listen. He futher explores how to determine when it is appropriate to respond verbally to a client.

  • An empathetic stance
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    An empathetic stance

    Academic:Mick Cooper
    Client/Patient:Rob
    Practitioner:Mick Cooper

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2015)

    Prof. Mick Cooper discusses the importance of empathy in counseling.

  • Minimal Encouragers
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    Minimal Encouragers

    Academic:Mick Cooper Ph.D.
    Client/Patient:Rob
    Practitioner:Mick Cooper Ph.D.

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2015)

    Prof. Mick Cooper discusses minimal encouragers as a way to communicate listening in a counseling environment.

  • Reflecting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing
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    Reflecting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing

    Academic:Mick Cooper

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2015)

    This tutorial illustrates and defines the different elements involved in listening within the patient- counselor exchange: Reflecting, Paraphrasing, Reiterating and Summarizing. These communication tools can facilitate a better understanding of the patient's needs and create an opportunity for the patient to further explore their own experience.

  • Asking open ended questions
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    Asking open ended questions

    Academic:Mick Cooper Ph.D.
    Client/Patient:Rob
    Practitioner:Mick Cooper Ph.D.

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2015)

    Prof. Mick Cooper explains the best practices for using open-ended questions in therapy sessions.

  • Solution Focused Narrative Therapy with an Adolescent: Finding Meaning and Strength in the Client's Story
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    Solution Focused Narrative Therapy with an Adolescent: Finding Meaning and Strength in the Client's Story

    Practitioner:Diana Chung
    Client/Patient:Jessica

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: Urquhart Publishing Group (2015)

    Diana Chung works with Jessica, a 16-year-old girl who was born in Mexico and immigrated with her mother to the United States at 1 year of age. Jessica is bilingual and her family subscribes to traditional values, such as family unity, collectivism, and respect towards adults. Jessica is often left in charge of caring for younger siblings while her mother and stepfather work long hours to provide for the four children in the blended family. She feels overwhelmed with the tasks and pressures asked of her. Her grades have been falling in the past semester, as conflict in the home has increased. Jessica has been skipping school and has been missing out on class time. Her mother is concerned about her irritability and short patience with family members, isolation from the family, anger outbursts with siblings and adults, and Jessica possibly smoking marijuana when with friends, though Jessica denies any substance use. Jessica was referred for therapy by the school counselor for spotty attendance, a drop in grades, and a comment made in passing that sometimes she “is depressed.” Chung uses a narrative and solution-focused orientation and applies different skills to create space within the problem-saturated story to allow room for new possibilities. She uses de Shazer's “miracle question” and variations of this question for assessment and to discuss goals. Chung also asks questions to assess the “preferred self”—a technique used to allow for less blaming and more space to talk about alternative stories. Chung emphasizes the present and future, with the client's local knowledge at the forefront. She searches for the client's strengths, exceptions to the problem, and self-derived solutions to create space for new realities and new ways of talking about the client's life. Diana Chung is a marriage and family therapy therapist practicing in a community-based children's hospital program for children, teens, and their families. The majority of her clinical experience has been with youth in clinic and school settings. She also provides clinical supervision to student therapists in a community clinic. She operates from a postmodern perspective, with a strong emphasis on cultural and contextual factors. She gravitates around narrative and solution-focused theory, while drawing tools from a variety of models. She identifies as a multilingual/multicultural Chinese American person, with the bulk of her clinical work with Mexican families in English and Spanish.

  • Systemic Sex Therapy with a Heterosexual Couple: Enhancing connection and communication
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    Systemic Sex Therapy with a Heterosexual Couple: Enhancing connection and communication

    Practitioner:Juan F. Camarena
    Client/Patient:Ryan , Marianna

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: Urquhart Publishing Group (2015)

    Juan Camarena works with Marianna and her husband Ryan, who come to therapy because both are frustrated with their sex lives. With different expectations and needs, Camarena works with the two to open up communication, offer experiential exercises to enhance connection, and discuss the messages they were given about sex that relate to culture/ethnicity, gender, class, and religion while they were growing up. Based on the information Camarena gathers from an intake interview, he diagnoses Marianna with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-V) code diagnosis of Partner Relational Issue and Ryan with a DSM-V diagnosis of Male Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder. Camarena practices systemic sex therapy with Marianna and Ryan, as written by Hertlein, Weeks, and Gambescia. This approach considers the individual, relational, and family-of-origin factors in both the origins and treatment of a problem. Camarena adds culture, gender, and class as additional factors to consider when providing counseling. Systemic sex therapy emphasizes human diversity, taking into account the following: individual biological, psychological, and sexological factors; relational issues such as communication, expectations, and connection; and family-of-origin, culture, gender, class, and religious factors. Although seemingly complex, helping clients understand the multifaceted nature of sexuality and sexual connection helps to destigmatize sexual issues and increase relationship satisfaction. Juan Camarena is a bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed professional clinical counselor, and certified sex therapist. He practices in San Diego. Besides clinical work, he teaches at San Diego State University in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology in the community-based block graduate counseling program. He has also provided trainings on LGBTQ mental health, working with Latinos in community mental health settings and supervising diverse mental health clinicians to the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services Division, Behavioral Health Education and Training Academy (or BHETA), and Community Research Foundation. He has a master's degree in counseling from San Diego State University and a master's degree in human sexuality from Widener University, in Philadelphia, where he is also a doctoral candidate. His clinical work and research are focused on the intersection of sexual behaviors and sexual identities with cultural and ethnic identities.

  • Being non judgemental
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    Being non judgemental

    Practitioner:Mick Cooper
    Client/Patient:Rob , Chris

    Content Type: videos

    Publisher: SAGE Publications, Ltd. (2015)

    This film provides a demonstration of taking a non-judgmental approach with clients in therapy. Mick Cooper discusses being accepting of clients, recognizing their personal experiences and understanding the ways they perceive their world.

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