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Goals counseling
  • Monday, March 29, 2021

Goals counseling

Goals in counseling and psychotherapy; what makes an effective counseling treatment plan; tips for writing counseling goals and examples of counseling and psychotherapy goals in common treatment areas such as substance abuse, anger management and depression will be covered in this blog. Setting counseling goals is something almost all therapists do with their clients. But why do we do it? Is it because it looks good? Because it structures therapy? To get insurance off our backs? Although there are many different considerations, it is generally understood that making goals is associated with positive treatment outcomes. At least when you do it correctly. ...


Icebreakers for Group Therapy
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Icebreakers for Group Therapy

Ice breakers for group therapy are one of the best tools you can have in your therapist’s toolbox. They are simple to implement, they’re fun, and they help participants to begin engaging with the group in ways that feel safe. These blog article will review icebreakers that can be used during group therapy and their benefits....


Family Therapy Activities
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Family Therapy Activities

Family therapy activities and techniques will be covered in this blog post. No one has more influence on a person’s development than their family. Unfortunately, that can be both a blessing and a curse. When family members contribute to someone’s difficulties, we may require their assistance to help make the situation better. That is when we can turn to family therapy and use your family therapy techniques to come up with family therapy activities.. Although family therapy has many theoretical orientations, it shares the basic belief that family dynamics have the power to help solve problems. Here are some of the most well-known and effective family therapy techniques and a few family therapy activities:...


Anxiety Counseling Techniques during COVID- 19
  • Friday, September 4, 2020

Anxiety Counseling Techniques during COVID- 19

This blog will review anxiety counseling techniques that counselors and therapists can apply when treating individuals during the current coronavirus pandemic.The coronavirus has obvious physical health implications but it has also brought along with it significant anxiety problems. Not only are people afraid of catching COVID-19 but the resulting restrictions have led to worries about finances, education, and the future. For mental health professionals, the challenge is to help people cope effectively with their anxiety issues. Here are suggestions on what counseling techniques can be considered to assist the anxious client. ...


DAP notes
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020

DAP notes

DAP Notes aka Data, Assessment and Plan Notes are progress notes that follow a very specific format to help clinicians to organize their notes. Let’s explore a few DAP note examples and tips. These examples will help you quickly review each part of DAP....


Family Therapy Techniques
  • Monday, December 9, 2019

Family Therapy Techniques

Family therapy techniques are ways to address family conflict by improving the communication and interaction of family members. There are numerous family therapy techniques, but four main models dominate the spectrum. This blog reviews the main therapy family techniques: structural, Bowenian, strategic and systematic....


Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse
  • Monday, October 14, 2019

Motivational Interviewing for Substance Abuse

Motivational Interviewing (MI) for substance abuse, is primarily used to help overcome ambivalence or resistance in hard-to-change behaviors. With its roots in client-centered therapy, motivational interviewing for substance abuse, does not teach specific techniques to overcome problems. As a result, it is often used in conjunction with other therapies as opposed to being the sole intervention. ...


Person Centered Therapy Techniques
  • Monday, October 7, 2019

Person Centered Therapy Techniques

Person centered therapy techniques aka client centered techniques, originally founded by Carl Rogers, put an emphasis on the client as an expert. It posits that people strive toward a state of self-actualization and therapy can help a client reach self-awareness. It is a therapist’s job to create the proper surroundings for a client to become a “fully functioning person”.Let’s look at some techniques a therapist uses in person-centered therapy. ...


Resistance in Therapy
  • Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Resistance in Therapy

Resistance in therapy can be complicated. Learn what are signs of resistance in therapy and how therapists can address resistance....


Substance Abuse Group Activities
  • Monday, June 10, 2019

Substance Abuse Group Activities

There are many substance abuse group activities to attempt in your recovery group. The key to using activities in recovery groups are to assist the clients with getting in touch with their feelings and learning how to express them in a constructive manner. ...


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  • Occupational Therapy Goals

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    Occupational therapy goals and how to create excellent occupational therapy goals; SMART goals; examples of goals with all of the necessary components; and do’s and don’ts for writing OT goals will be covered in this blog post. You have already conducted a full evaluation on your client. Now it is time to come up with occupational therapy goals for their treatment plan. The next step is to take the data you collected and translate it into meaningful goals to pursue in occupational therapy. If you practice in pediatrics, the goal should be also be important to the parent or caregiver. Information about goals comes from the occupational profile, standardized testing, reason for referral, and your analysis of the evaluation. The data you collected in the evaluation serves as baseline data. This will help you track progress for your client, inform intervention choices, and ultimately give your client a foundation for success.

  • Occupational Therapy SOAP Note

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    Occupational therapy SOAP notes, an overview of SOAP notes; questions to ask when writing each section; the do’s and don’ts of writing soap notes; the benefits of using SOAP notes in occupational therapy; and an example of an occupational therapy SOAP note will be covered in this post. The SOAP note method of documentation can be an excellent fit for the occupational therapy profession. Why does it work well for OTs? We are always looking at the big picture. SOAP is an acronym that stands for subjective; objective; assessment; plan. These are all important components of occupational therapy intervention and should be appropriately documented. Using a SOAP note format will help ensure that no essential element of therapy is left undocumented.

  • Goals counseling

    Monday, March 29, 2021

    Goals in counseling and psychotherapy; what makes an effective counseling treatment plan; tips for writing counseling goals and examples of counseling and psychotherapy goals in common treatment areas such as substance abuse, anger management and depression will be covered in this blog. Setting counseling goals is something almost all therapists do with their clients. But why do we do it? Is it because it looks good? Because it structures therapy? To get insurance off our backs? Although there are many different considerations, it is generally understood that making goals is associated with positive treatment outcomes. At least when you do it correctly.