Negative Personality Traits

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Knowing that our dominant personality traits usually have two sides to them can help us cultivate their positive aspects and manage the negative ones. When things are not going well, this understanding can also help us reframe things so that we don’t get stuck in negative thoughts about ourselves and, instead, embrace the positive aspects of our personality. If you’re raising an adolescent or young adult, understanding this dual nature of personality can help you weather mercurial changes in mood—which is what tends to flip the coin of personality from positive to negative and back.

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Doing Therapy: A Beginner’s Guide

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Unlike a visit to the dentist—“open, rinse, say ahhh, spit”—the rules for a psychotherapy session are not so simple or clear. Most therapists are unlikely to give you step by step instructions for engaging the session—“talk about your mother, cry, tell me a story from your childhood.”

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Who’s on the Team: Adolescent Treatment Professionals

This is a partial overview of the types of mental health professionals typically found in a private adolescent-treatment setting. There are other professionals -such as social workers, specially trained teachers, life coaches, and etcetera – who may also provide services in a treatment setting, but this is a description of those professionals most commonly participating directly in the adolescent treatment process.

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Therapeutic Wilderness Programs

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One treatment category that is often misunderstood or confused with other treatment categories is wilderness therapy.

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Dual Diagnosis

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A good dual diagnosis treatment strategy addresses the fact that the co-occurring substance abuse and mental health issue(s) interact in a way that can create a compounded effect.

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What’s Special About Equine Therapy?

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Everyone knows that horses are used for transportation, recreation and herding cattle. What you may not know is that they’ve also used for many years to help treat neuromuscular disorders, Alzheimer’s, autism and severe physical injuries.

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Experiential Techniques and BPD

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Therapeutic experiences address the issue of abandonment at the core of borderline traits and are central to the healing process.

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