The most popular form of psychotherapy in the U.S. today is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In this approach, the client and therapist define the problem area that needs improvement, identify the thoughts and behaviors that perpetuate the problem, and then develop a structured plan to alleviate the target problem or problems. One of the core methods in this approach is for the therapist to help the client see how his negative thinking is not only self-defeating, but also not rational. Then, the client can develop new types of “self-talk” that are healthier.
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Recently, I worked with a former student who is now a freshman at the University of Maryland. This student has always been conscientious, organized, and diligent, but one class — a philosophy seminar — was vexing her. When I asked why, she explained she didn’t understand the assignments, and couldn’t seem to get ahold of the teacher.
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I am a teenage girl and I applied to work as a counselor at a camp that has an inclusion program. At this camp, neurotypical kids as well as kids with neurological differences or disorders like Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Tourette syndrome live together and do activities together. My job would be as a counselor in a bunk with both “types” of children, and I am anxious about working with the kids who may require more attention. What if I get into situations I’m not prepared for? What if I have trouble relating to them, or they don’t like me? Basically, what if I’m a massive failure?
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The Tu B’Shvat holiday (the new year for trees) is coming up soon and I promised myself last year that I would give some thought as to how to celebrate this year. I see a Tu B’Shvat seder advertised sometimes, and people who are deeply into environmental causes seem to have a real affinity for this holiday, but neither of those things are my jam. Can you explain what Tu B’Shvat is and give some suggestions for how I can mark this day in a way I can relate to?
David (name changed) was a sweet and somewhat shy 6-year-old boy, who started therapy with me after an adolescent male babysitter had sexually abused him. During one of our early sessions, I showed him a tray filled with sand, as well as a large array of figurines, toys, objects, and props that he could use to build an imaginary world in the sand. He proceeded to retrieve any plastic play animal that he could find in my collection, and arranged them in the sand tray in a rather random fashion. When he was done with this, he surveyed the scene and then, while looking concerned, stated, “No, that’s no good because the wild animals will eat the gentle ones.”
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