Adolescent Treatments

SOCIAL SKILL TRAINING

Social skills represent a set of competencies that (1) facilitate initiating and maintaining positive social relationships, (2) contribute to peer acceptance and friendship development, (3) result in satisfactory school adjustment, and (4) allow individuals to cope...

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ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY

A relatively new approach, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) uses behavioural techniques in combination with an emphasis on clients’ use of language to alleviate client distress. Here, the focus is on accepting a feeling, event, or situation rather than avoiding...

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Coping Skills Training

As they grow and develop, all children encounter situations where they feel worried, nervous and sometimes even scared. Some behaviours are not helpful to humans such as aggression and impulsive behaviours. However aggressive and impulsive behaviour are often used by...

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COUNSELLING

Counselling professional assistance in coping with personal problems, including emotional, behavioural, vocational, marital, educational, rehabilitation, and life-stage (e.g., retirement) problems. The counsellor makes use of techniques of active listening, guidance,...

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Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)

Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is based on principles of motivational psychology and is designed to produce rapid, internally motivated change. The MET approach begins with the assumption that the responsibility and capability for change lie within the client....

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Family Therapy

The family is the foundation on which most societies are built. Family therapy might be necessary where there are disturbances in the family system. Often the problems that a person faces can be understood by going deeper into the interactions between the family...

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Stress management

Stress is a normal part of life. In small quantities, stress is good; it can motivate you and help you become more productive. However, too much stress, or a strong response to stress can be harmful. Stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel...

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Diet Counselling

Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Without proper nutrition, one does not have enough energy to make it through the day. Also, health declines without proper nutrition, making one more susceptible to illness and disease. Also, certain problems like...

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Anger management techniques

Anger is a fundamental emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. Anger affects your mental and physical health, and may interfere with one’s interpersonal relationships. Learning to recognize and express anger appropriately can make a big difference in your...

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Behaviour Therapy

Behaviour therapy is a direct and active mode of therapeutic intervention that recognizes the importance of behaviour, acknowledges the role of learning, and includes thorough assessment and evaluation. Instead of exploring past traumatic events or inner conflicts,...

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Interpersonal Therapy

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) assumes that the development and maintenance of some psychiatric illnesses occur in a social and interpersonal context and that the onset, response to treatment, and outcomes are influenced by the interpersonal relations between the patient...

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Supportive Therapy

Supportive psychotherapy is a dyadic treatment that uses direct measures improve symptoms and maintain, restore, or improve self-esteem, ego function, and adaptive skills. This therapy is based on encouragement, optimism and support. Through supportive therapy one...

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Relaxation training

Relaxation training is a general term that refers to methods that are used to teach and learn specific techniques to help people moderate or control reactivity or arousal that is problematic to them. It includes various arousal control methods, such as muscle...

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Cognitive behaviour therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy constitutes a group of treatment procedures aimed at identifying and modifying faulty thought processes, attitudes and attributions, and problem behaviours. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions...

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Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy

Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) is a type of cognitive behaviour therapy first used by Albert Ellis which focuses on resolving emotional and behavioural problems. The goal of the therapy is to change irrational beliefs to more rational ones. REBT involves...

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MEDICATION (PHARMACOTHERAPY)

Pharmacotherapy involves the remediation or management of a psychiatric condition through the use of appropriate medication. Mental health conditions like Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Schizophrenia, Drug Addiction, Eating Disorder,...

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Psychometric assessment

All fields of human endeavour use measurement in some form, and each field has its own set of measuring tools and measuring units. In psychology, we tend to measure behaviour by the use of various standardised tests. Psychological assessment involves the gathering and...

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Psychoeducation

Psychoeducation refers to the process of providing education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health services and their family members. Many individuals who have a mental health condition know little or nothing about the condition they have been...

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Career Counselling

Career counselling is specifically focused on a person’s career opportunities, most often provided in educational, work, and community settings. It also may be undertaken to enable a person to change the direction of his or her career. The counselling process...

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