Monthly Archives: January 2016

Solution Focused Practice

I recently attended a conference on children’s services within Glasgow where 2 of the keynote speakers highlighted the need to shift away from “labelling” or diagnosing mental health problems in children and move towards “case formulations”. They proposed that we should be thinking from the outset, in partnership with the child and their family about […]

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Being Married to a CBT Therapist…

In the 10+ years that I have known my wife she has always been involved in helping people in some way, both in her professional life as well as her personal one. Throughout this time she has always had a fascination with what “makes people tick” and a real skill for developing relationships with people […]

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Anxiety and Internalised Rules

Whilst thinking about the shaping of the personality during childhood in our last blog, it occurred to me that it would be a disservice not to reflect on the connection between force feeding infants and the internalisation of beliefs, rules and values. Many of these will of course be crucial in developing the child as […]

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Thoughts from Diploma Course: WK 1; relapse prevention

First weekend of 2016 and the staff and students can’t believe how quickly time has gone! The usual post Christmas chat began, where people discussed what they did, or what little they did over the holiday. What they ate, drank, who they saw (because well its family and I need to visit), how stressful it […]

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Gestalt – a way of living. CPD Course.

The ACT Team have an up and coming CPD event on 20/02/16 titled ‘Gestalt — a way of living.’ Whilst preparing the course materials we cannot help but remember the insight and power connected with this approach and its ability to help us as human beings make sense of our lives.

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Ellis’ Absolutistic Beliefs

Still thinking about thinking, the ACT Team were recently discussing Albert Ellis who as many of our readers will know was the founder of Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT), one of the approaches that influenced Aaron Beck’s development of CBT.

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