There are many different psychiatrists or psychologists who are specialist for different teen therapy. Here are some of those important therapies that are developed by renowned psychiatrists. |
Dialectical Behavior Therapy— Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT was developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and it is a combination of different cognitive behavioral techniques and concepts of mindful awareness, acceptance and distress tolerance. The origin of the Dialectical Behavior Therapy is in the meditative practices of Buddhism and is most effective for those who are suffering from personality disorders, spectrum mood disorders, self-injury and suicidal tendencies. The Dialectical Behavior Therapy is conducted in four stages: Stage I: Clients learn how to move to being in Control of One’s Behavior from Being out of Control. Stage II: Clients can feel being emotionally full than being Emotionally Shut Down. Stage III: Clients are able to build a normal life and solve ordinary problems in life easily. Stage IV: Clients can overcome Incompleteness and develop a sense of Completeness or Connection. The main objective of this therapy is to create “lives worth living” for clients.
Existential Psychotherapy— Developed by Rollo May and Victor Frankl, the Existential Psychotherapy emphasizes on focusing on the concerns that are deeply connected to one’s existence. This teen therapy is largely based on some very fundamental dimensions of the condition of humans like the awareness of death, the acceptance of anxiety, the search for meaning, creation of significant relationships, formation of identity, the conflict between responsibility and freedom and the ability to realize self-awareness. Existential Psychotherapy helps clients realize how others have come to take crucial decisions for their life and helps them in their effort to be independent. Clients can easily get more and more aware of their life, identify their responsibilities and work towards having a meaningful existence.
Feldenkrais Method— The Feldenkrais Education Foundation states that the Feldenkrais Method, founded by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, the Russian born educator, mechanical engineer, judo expert and physicist, is a sort of somatic education in which directed attention is used along with gentle movement in order to improve basic human functioning. This therapy helps clients enhance coordination and flexibility, make motion easier and identify the ability to move gracefully and efficiently. This teen therapy is an amalgamation of biomechanics, laws of physics and also the pragmatic understanding of human development and learning. Through this process, clients are able to identify their points of rigidity and also their usual neuromuscular patterns and can easily devise new ways of movement. The improvements that clients make in physical functioning help develop a broader functional awareness which ultimately results in enhancing the physical functions in relation to the client’s life and environment. It is possible for clients to expand the self-image through sequences of movement that can bring out those parts of self that were previously out of awareness, thus enabling them to incorporate their whole self in functioning movements.
Humanistic— Humanistic Therapy was founded by Abraham H. Maslow, Ph.D. and it puts an emphasis on people’s ability to achieve greatness. The ability of being great is a unique and inherent property of human beings and this teen therapy prioritizes on present behaviors and instigates people to be responsible for all that they think, feel and do. The main objectives of Humanistic therapy are to help clients be aware about themselves, to enhance the sense of responsibility of clients for their destiny and actions and to teach clients how to live and enjoy daily life by living each and every moment.
These are some of the helpful treatments for teen mental illness.
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