Approaches To Treatment

There are many options for integrating family interventions into individually based CT for depression. The integrative case conceptualization, as well as pragmatics, guides the choice of family intervention level and the specific strategies used. Options include (1) treating an individual alone; (2) including family members in a few sessions for the purpose of assessment; (3) providing psychoeducation to family members; (4) brief problem solving with family members; (5) including a family member as a therapy "coach"; and (6) conducting full-scale family therapy in addition to (or in lieu of) individual therapy. We describe what may lead a therapist and patient to choose a particular option, what may be accomplished in the context of that option, and any caveats or limitations of that option.

Exploring EFT

Exploring EFT

EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. It works to free the user of both physical and emotional pain and relieve chronic conditions by healing the physical responses our bodies make after we've been hurt or experienced pain. While some people do not carry the effects of these experiences, others have bodies that hold onto these memories, which affect the way the body works. Because it is a free and fast technique, even if you are not one hundred percent committed to whether it works or not, it is still worth giving it a shot and seeing if there is any improvement.

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