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Creating a Treatment Plan for OCD What to Include + Example

Creating a Treatment Plan for OCD: What to Include + Example

Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a mental health illness known for causing obsessions, compulsions, or a combination of both. Obsessions can be described as recurring and uncontrollable thoughts, whereas a compulsion is the act of engaging in repetitive behaviors. The presence of one, or both, of these symptoms can be time-consuming, distressful, and cause embarrassment, which can […]

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Creating a Treatment Plan for Trauma What to Include + Example

Creating a Treatment Plan for Trauma: What to Include + Example

Trauma is an emotional response that often occurs as a result of an event, or series of events, that can be described as emotionally disturbing or life-threatening.  Trauma can be a pervasive experience, touching many different areas of your client’s life, including their mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Trauma is also an individualized experience

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Creating a Treatment Plan for Bipolar Disorder What to Include + Example

Creating a Treatment Plan for Bipolar Disorder: What to Include + Example

Bipolar disorder is a serious mental health concern that is characterized by unusual shifts in mood, energy and activity levels, and concentration.  There are three types of bipolar disorder; bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder. The key difference between these disorders is the presence of manic, hypomanic, and depressive episodes and their varying severities.

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Creating a Treatment Plan for Anorexia What to Include + Example

Creating a Treatment Plan for Anorexia: What to Include + Example

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that has been increasing in prevalence since the 1930s. There are two subtypes associated with anorexia, including restrictive type and bulimic type. The restrictive type is what generally comes to mind with this eating disorder, and is characterized by severely limiting food intake.  Bulimic type of anorexia occurs when

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Creating a Treatment Plan for Substance Abuse

Creating a Treatment Plan for Substance Abuse: What to Include + Example

Addiction can be described as a chronic and progressive disease because most individuals find that the severity of their symptoms and the impairment caused by their use worsens the longer they use. Comprehensive and individualized care is common among substance abuse treatment facilities and can help individuals successfully navigate the changes in their lives that

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Creating a Treatment Plan for Grief and Loss What to Include + Example

Creating a Treatment Plan for Grief and Loss: What to Include + Example

Grief is a natural, and normative, emotional response to a loss. In most cases, our mind jumps to the loss of a loved one, but in reality, grief can stem from various losses, including that of a relationship, change in careers, and other major life changes. Grief is often messy, and unpredictable. We may find

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Creating a Treatment Plan for Acute Stress Disorder What to Include + Example

Creating a Treatment Plan for Acute Stress Disorder: What to Include + Example

Acute stress disorder (ASD) is a mental health concern that individuals can experience within a month of experiencing a traumatic event. Symptoms associated with ASD resemble those of PTSD, however, these symptoms do not indicate the presence of PTSD until the individual has experienced them for more than 4 weeks. Research has indicated that over

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Creating a Treatment Plan for ADHD What to Include + Example

Creating a Treatment Plan for ADHD: What to Include + Example

ADHD is a common childhood disorder characterized by difficulties with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. For many, symptoms associated with ADHD can continue through adolescence and adulthood. Adults can experience impairment in various areas of their lives due to ADHD symptoms, including their work, relationships, finances, emotion regulation, and overall daily responsibilities. The average age of

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How to Build a Trauma-Informed Therapy Practice Best Practices and Resources

How to Build a Trauma-Informed Therapy Practice: Best Practices and Resources

Trauma, in its various forms, leaves an indelible mark on individuals and communities, profoundly shaping their narratives and experiences. Defined as an emotional response to a distressing event, trauma can encompass a range of experiences, from single incidents to chronic exposure. It can lead to conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  The prevalence of

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Creating a Treatment Plan for Anger What to Include + Example

Creating a Treatment Plan for Anger: What to Include + Example

Anger is an example of an emotional response that falls within our normal range of emotions. Anger can include feelings of displeasure, hostility and frustration. Some individuals are more comfortable with anger than other emotions, making anger an easy go-to emotion when they are experiencing distress. Anger can be triggered by various internal and external

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