Sudan:Doctor Sharfi's Initiatives in Psychotherapy, Childcare

[SudaNow] Psychotherapy Consultant Dr. Mua'az Sharfi has for a long time been leading noteworthy initiatives in the domain of psychotherapy and the rehabilitation of persons with mental disorders.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This study aims to offer long-term efficacy data from a between-groups controlled study that compares two treatment conditions (AD-protocol applied in a traditional way: N= 18; and the same protocol supported by virtual reality-VR-: N =18) and a waiting list (WL) control group (N =18). Both treatment conditions resulted in statistically significant improvements on both primary and secondary outcome measures, with large effect sizes, and this improvement did not occur in the WL. These changes were maintained in both treatment conditions in the medium (6-month) and long term (12-month follow-up). Larger effect sizes were ach...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Source Type: research
This study investigated the effectiveness of meaning-centered psychotherapy (MCP), which is known to be a helpful psychotherapeutic intervention in distressing conditions, for patients with pancreatobiliary cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 37 patients with pancreatobiliary cancer from three university general hospitals and assessed their psychological characteristics. Patients who reported clinically significant emotional distress were recommended to undergo MCP. Patients who consented to MCP were provided four sessions of the therapy. Patient psychological characteristics were assessed again 2 months after...
Source: Yonsei Medical Journal - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Yonsei Med J Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 October 2018Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Boadie W. Dunlop, Andrea WongAbstractQuestions of how altered functioning of the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis contribute to the development and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been the focus of extensive animal and human research. As a rule, results have been inconsistent across studies, likely due to a variety of confounding variables that have received inadequate attention. Important confounding factors include the effects of early life stress, biological...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Do you want to control your brain? The Muse brain sensing headband promises to help you get the most out of your meditation practice by giving you real-time biofeedback about what’s going on in your mind. It’s not some dystopian headset trying to alter your brain. Instead, its makers, the InteraXon team, want to train you to modify it yourself by knowing your brain activity better. Here you find our experience with the headband – even the comparison for the early and latest versions: our big fat Muse review. Measuring brainwave activity? Really? How? For answering that question, we have to introduce you t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers Medical Professionals Patients Researchers digital health future headband health technology Innovation Medicine meditation mental health mindfulness muse review stress stress release Source Type: blogs
This article introduces the journal issue devoted to the most recent iteration of evidence-based psychotherapy relationships and frames it within the work of the Third Interdivisional American Psychological Association Task Force on Evidence-Based Relationships and Responsiveness. The authors summarize the overarching purposes and processes of the Task Force and trace the devaluation of the therapy relationship in contemporary treatment guidelines and evidence-based practices. The article outlines the meta-analytic results of the subsequent 16 articles in the issue, each devoted to the link between a particular relationshi...
Source: Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
In the youth treatment literature, the alliance has been defined and measured as a consensual or collaborative bond. In this article, we review varied definitions of the alliance, enumerate its frequent measures, and present clinical examples. We provide a meta-analytic review on the relation between the therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome in child and adolescent psychotherapy. In particular, this review only includes prospective studies of youth therapy that used an explicit measure of alliance. The meta-analysis of 28 studies revealed a weighted random effect size of r = .19 (k = 28, N = 2419, p
Source: Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This article reviews meta-analytic evidence for the alliance–outcome relation in couple and family therapy (CFT), with implications for clinical practice. We begin by describing the unique features of CFT alliances and their measurement, followed by two case descriptions. We explain that due to the systemic context of CFT, each patient’s personal alliance with the therapist affects and is affected by other family members’ levels of collaboration. Because family members often seek help when they are in conflict with one another, “split” alliances are common, as are problematic within-system all...
Source: Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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