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Close relationships are central to mental health. Loneliness and poor social connection represent a significant public health concern, increasing risk of death as much as excessive cigarette smoking, more than excessive drinking and obesityFunctional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) is a contextual, behavioral, relational approach to psychotherapy in which therapists focus on what happens in session between the client and therapist to shape the interpersonal behaviors, emotional awareness, and self-expression necessary for clients to create and maintain close relationships and to live meaningful lives 

REBT is a form of therapy that involves facing the rationality of some of your negative feelings. We all have doubts and fears, but some of them are just plain irrational and contradictory. For example, those who fear to die on a plane, but are perfectly okay with driving to the grocery store, are being irrational and contradictory. Commercial airplanes are the safest form of travel, while you have a much higher chance of dying while driving around your hometown.

If you have thoughts that are bringing you down, just how rational are they? Are you afraid of asking someone out? What's the worst they can do? Say no? The best-case scenario is you have a date, and that far outweighs the worst case.

If you don't apply for that job because you fear you're not qualified enough, why? What if you are chosen, or get close to being chosen? If you spend your time thinking you're not going to get a better job, it'll become a self-fulfilling prophecy, won't it?

You see what we mean. REBT focuses on thoughts or beliefs that can end up being self-destructive, and it tries to replace those thoughts with something more positive and rational. Humans can be creatures of irrationality; even the most skeptical of us can fall into irrational beliefs about ourselves and the world around us.

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Humans are social creatures and we begin functioning as members of groups the moment we are born. We continue to work, play, and live in groups for the entire span of our lives. Therefore, it is not surprising that group therapy has been a common and popular treatment option for over half a century. There are a number of key considerations about the application of group therapy when working with children and adolescents, and, more specifically, about the application of REBT and cognitive change methods in these groups. According to Ellis (1997), Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) lend themselves particularly well to use in group settings. 

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) was developed by Albert Ellis in 1955. The thought behind REBT actually dates back over 2,000 years when Epictetus, a Stoic philosopher stated, "People are not disturbed by things but by the view which they take of them." REBT is based upon the idea that we feel the way we think, thus if we can change the way we think about events in our life, we can also change the way we feel. REBT can be particularly helpful in strengthening relationships. It is a fairly simple concept that contains the letters A-B-C-D.  Here is how it works:

1st: A—Adversity or some type of event that can occur in the past, present or future

2nd: B—Belief about this event—it can be dysfunctional or functional; rigid or flexible

3rd: C—Consequence, the emotional and behavioral consequences (this is a result of both the adversity AND the belief about that adversity)

4th: D—Dispute (if our original belief was dysfunctional) – At this point we recognize that our thoughts or beliefs may be dysfunctional and we dispute our original belief about the event that was negative. The 'Think Positive!

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  You career information resources, discuss career development and administer and interpret aptitude and ability assessments. Students might see a guidance counselor in high school before applying to college and then again in college before choosing or changing majors, but career counseling can help anyone who wishes to change careers, leave work altogether, or explore ways to be more satisfied with a current career.

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O*NET® Interest Profiler

The O*NET Interest Profiler (IP) is a family of self-assessment career exploration tools that can help clients discover the type of work activities and occupations that they would like and find exciting. Clients identify and learn about broad interest areas most relevant to themselves. They can use their interest results to explore the world of work.

Employees are facing many challenges, including family issues, financial concerns, relationship problems — and even mental illness or substance abuse issues. These challenges have a direct impact on the happiness of employees and a company’s bottom line. Employee assistance program (EAP) counseling is designed to help employees manage personal and workplace challenges.

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 Point contact at the site of a disaster. While not considered first responders in the technical sense, DAT members are typically the first people at a disaster scene who provide comfort and direct assistance to help those who have been affected as they begin the recovery process.

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