This is a time-limited therapy model that focuses on understanding an individual’s thoughts, behaviours and emotions. It combines the use of cognitive and behavioural therapies to reshape the way an individual thinks acts and therefore feels towards emotional problems. Using the combination of cognitive and behavioural mechanisms will help an individual understand how their thoughts create various feelings, which in turn affect their mood. CBT helps identify our thoughts and meanings we attach to those thoughts, which in turn manifest in behaviour that may be maladaptive to our every day life. It is structured, solution focused, and a collaborative experience between therapist and patient.
DBT is a type of therapy that uses a combination of cognitive-behavioral techniques along with Buddhist meditative practice to help an individual with emotional regulation and awareness of their thoughts. It also uses concepts of reality testing to create distress tolerance, increase acceptance, and promote awareness.
The family systems theory is a theory that was developed and introduced by Dr. Murray Bowen. The system suggests that an individual cannot be understood in isolation, but more so as a part of their family and a family emotional unit. Families are systems of interconnected and interdependent individuals, none of whom can be understood in isolation from the system.
Is an ancient form of Buddhist thought that utilises western therapies (CBT) methods with ancient mindfulness meditation to target and decrease anxiety and depressive thoughts. MBCT adheres to the idea that we all have thoughts that are happy, depressing, scary, or empowering each thought is welcomed and acceptance for what is. The ability to recognize each incoming thought and accepting them and then letting them go in the essence of this therapy. The concept attached to MBCT is reflection and not reacting to incoming stimuli, but observing them without judgment.
It is a type of therapy that is evidence based and uses psychological intervention to help an individual accept their life for what it is, while being mindful of behavioral strategies one can use to increase their psychological flexibility and knowledge of their given situation.
Play Therapy is a type of therapy that is generally done with children ages 2 through 11. It provides a relaxed atmosphere for children to express their experiences and feelings through natural, self-guided, healing processes. Children view their world for what it is, therefore, their experiences are often communicated via play. The therapist creates a fun, interactive environment for the child to freely express themselves and display. Play therapy is extremely powerful and a great way for a child to express their thoughts, feelings and beliefs.
Therapeutic testing material to help with treatment and guidance is utilised in therapy to create a picture of individual and their difficulties. This can be discussed with Dr. Saluja in greater detail after the first session. Areas Psychometric Testing helps in: Personality, Intelligence, Learning Difficulties, Autism, Neuropsychological Testing, Cognitive changes, memory impairments etc.
Compassion Focused Therapy is a system of psychotherapy developed by Paul Gilbert that integrates techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy with concepts from evolutionary psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, Buddhist psychology, and neuroscience.
A) Neuropsychology – What it is?
Is a science concerned with the behavioural expression of brain dysfunction. Neuropsychology is one of the most important clinical and medical sciences used to screen and diagnosis brain lesions/injuries and behaviourally disturbed individuals.
B) Neuropsychology – What can it be used for?
The objective is to evaluate, to assess, to rehabilitate and to treat people who have suffered illness or injury related to brain functioning.
C) Neuropsychology – What does it treat?
Neuropsychology as a clinical science helps clinicians in the diagnose and treatment of neurological conditions and mental illness, such as:
Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury
Alcohol related disorders