Assessments/Evaluations refer to the collection and analysis of information gathered through interviews, questionnaires, and standardized tests.
Assessments/Evaluations are used to answer specific questions about the nature of a Client’s problem and to offer recommendations and/or solutions to resolve or manage the problem more effectively.
Common Individual Therapies
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events. The benefit of this fact is that we can change the way we think to feel and act better even if the situation does not change. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy involves recognizing distorted thinking and learning to replace it with more realistic substitute ideas.
Brief Solution-Focussed Therapy
The Brief Solution-Focused Therapy approach is designed to utilize goal oriented questioning and the client’s own success to illicit positive client change that is both achievable and behavioural in nature. By focusing on the procedure of solution building, the model can be implemented within a limited period of time to treat a wide range of client problems.
Therapeutic Play or Play Therapy is a form of psychotherapy for children, using play situations for diagnosis and /or treatment. Play provides a way for children to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others.
Additional Common Individual Therapies