In the last two blog entries, I wrote about cognitive-behavioural theory and how it explains intimate partner aggression. The main tenet in these blogs was that when an individual perpetrates aggression, they usually engage in biased forms of self-talk (thoughts) that ultimately lead to violent and aggressive behaviours. In today’s blog, I will identify one of the cognitive processes that all humans (whether or not w
Last week, I outlined how cognitive-behavioural theory (CBT) explains aggression, particularly in the context of intimate relationships. In today’s blog, I’ll discuss how CBT can be used with victims of relationship abuse. Thoughts and Behaviours in Victims of Partner Abuse Over the course of an abusive relationship a perpetrator will use both physical and non-physical forms of abuse to blame and control their victim
Since February is mental health month, today’s entry to discuss one of the most common mental health illnesses: Anxiety. Types of Anxiety According to the Diagnostic Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (fourth edition) there are approximately seven different types of anxiety disorders (visit www.dsm5.org for proposed changes). These are: (a) Panic Disorder (with or without agoraphobia). Agoraphobia is a fear of plac
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