2014 Hollywood Psychotherapy Symposium – How Psychotherapy Can Help

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In the 2014 Hollywood Psychotherapy Symposium, it was revealed how psychotherapy could help a person with mental health issues.

Understanding Talk Therapy

In treating depression or bipolar disorder, psychotherapy or talk therapy is necessary. It does not mean that you only have to “talk about your problems,” this therapy tackles solutions to the problems.

Talk therapy is brief and is focusing on the thoughts, life issues, and feelings.  This allows you to focus on your present situation which can help you cope and prepare for your future.

Talk therapy helps you in:

  • Understanding mental health condition
  • Defining and reaching wellness goals
  • Overcoming fears and insecurities
  • Coping with stress
  • Making sense of past traumatic experiences
  • Separating your personality from moods caused by present conditions
  • Identifying triggers that can worsen your situation
  • Improving interpersonal relationships
  • Establishing a stable and dependable routine
  • Plan development for coping with crises
  • Understanding the reasons why you are being bothered and how to handle them
  • Ending destructive habits
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Who Provides Talk Therapy?

There are different mental health specialists like psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, counselors and psychiatric nurses who can provide talk therapy to their clients. They need you to express yourself to set clear goals during the treatment thoroughly.

What Are The Types Of Talk Therapy

CBT or Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This therapy is goal-oriented, and it helps people to recognize the thoughts or core beliefs they have that adds to their negative emotions. This therapy makes the person realize that his/her ideas are false and help them to change it to healthier behavior.

DBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy. This therapy is a form of CBT that allows the therapist to coach the client in understanding his responsibility in changing his disruptive behaviors.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). This therapy is focused in the “here and now” situation of the client and help them in their social adjustment, thus teaching them new skills to help them adapt to social functions and lessen existing symptoms.

Family Focused Therapy (FFT). This therapy is focused on identifying difficulties and conflicts experienced by the family that worsens the person’s illness. It allows family members to find effective ways in resolving the disputes.