People with delusional disorder can hide in plain sight, despite experiencing psychotic symptoms. Is it possible to tell the difference between “quirky” ideas and actual delusions?
Differentiating psychotic disorders doesn’t have to be confusing. Attention to symptom context and duration helps clinicians diagnose and treat patients.
There is more to psychosis than hallucinations and paranoia.
Psychosis is not synonymous with schizophrenia. Psychotic symptoms are found throughout diagnostic categories and must be accurately differentiated for proper care.
A pandemic of poor supervision deprives many therapists of their full potential. Learn the definition of sound supervision and what to seek in a healthy supervisory relationship.
Understanding body language is the art of observing, and responding to, what’s not being verbalized.
Summary and validation statements encourage more patient sharing, allowing us to gain better understandings, and ultimately be more helpful.
Effective listening requires some physical etiquette.
Active-empathic listening is not smiling and nodding along, nor a type of therapy. Learning to avoid these AEL mistakes will immediately up your listening and therapy game.
Pedophilia and child abuse are not synonymous, but even treatment providers can recoil and shame such clients who desperately want help.