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Myths – Psychotherapists believe that the personality is cemented by age five

The belief that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks is perhaps the biggest myth of all. When you read a novel in which a…

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Myth : Psychotherapy can solve problems in one or two sessions.

While convenient for the novel or television show to have a character “fixed” in a session or two, it doesn’t work that way in real…

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Common Myths About Therapy

Psychotherapists have ready-made solutions for all of life’s problems. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-right-mindset/202005/10-common-myths-about-therapy What is important in establishing the therapist-client alliance is not what the therapist thinks is…

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10 Myths About Therapy

1. People who seek psychotherapy are weak, mentally ill, or crazy. 2. Therapists sit behind desks taking notes while you lie on a couch. 3….

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Understanding Rape Myths: A Guide for Counselors Working With Male Survivors of Sexual Violence

http://bit.ly/2XwaWaj Furthermore, the existence of rape myths has been shown to negatively impact victims of sexual assault. Through the perpetuation of victim-blaming, rape myths can…

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Longer sentences don’t work

New Zealand’s recorded crime levels are the lowest seen since the late 1970s. 6 Crime rates have fallen steadily from 2009 until recently (when there…

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Personality types and other popular myths about psychology

https://qz.com/quartzy/1352427/neurotic-psychotic-hysterical-six-psychological-terms-people-use-wrong/ The idea that people come in types—like flavors of ice cream—has a long history, dating back to the ancient Greeks. We talk about introverts…

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Men and the Myths of Psychotherapy

You have to be crazy to see a psychotherapist or counselor. One definition of “crazy” is: “mentally deranged, especially as manifested in a wild or…

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Harmful stereotypes and inaccurate myths too often cloud our understanding

Chris Anderson was sexually abused by his neighbor when he was a child. Confused about exactly what happened and what it meant, he shut out…

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Misconceptions about Mental Health

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2015/06/20/8-misconceptions-about-mental-health-and-mental-illness/ Some of the so-called “mentally ill” are just making excuses for their weakness or failure. These people need to stop whining, get up off…

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