Toronto Psychological Services Counselling Blog

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Reunification Counselling: Re-establishing a positive relationship between parent & child

This article seeks to inform readers about the psychological services related to reunification counselling which I provide at Toronto Psychological Services in Toronto, Ontario. It is a focused article that will delineate the process of re-establishing a parent-child relationship after there has been a significant break in contact and/or parental alienation.

Adults marry or form intimate relationships with a partner with the intention to remain with that partner for the rest of their lives. But it’s a well established fact that it doesn’t always work out that way.

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Child Centered Play Therapy: History, key elements and a practical application of the model to child centered group therapy

This article will provide a brief history of child centered play therapy and the key concepts of this clinical approach to the psycho-therapeutic treatment of children. As well, this non-directive theoretical orientation will be used to propose the development of a child centered play therapy group and the rationale for its implementation in my private practice, Toronto Psychological Services.

A Brief History of Child Centered Play Therapy

By the early 20th century, play had been identified as an essential means of individual expression for children.

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Speaking plainly…….what is a Psycho-Educational Assessment?

People may seek a psychological assessment for many reasons; learning, behaviour, injury, health, emotional problems or development concerns to name just a few.

A psycho-educational or educational assessment is simply one kind of psychological assessment. For example, an educational assessment investigates learning potential and academic skill development. A psychological assessment of any kind must be completed by a licensed psychologist or psychological associate who is registered with the College of Psychologists in their province.

In simple terms,

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Tween Behavioural Problems

Many parents struggle with their child’s behaviour, often finding it extremely frustrating and challenging to have their child follow the rules and expectations of the home.

Parents often recognize that changes may have occurred within the family or stresses have increased. They love their children and would like to have them do as they are told, without the constant struggle when asked to complete their homework, tidy their bedroom, or stop playing video games. Parents expect their children to listen,

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Learning that you cannot control or change your partner

In my opinion, Will Rogers was right when he said, “each person is about as happy as they decide they want to be.”

Couples counselling or marriage counselling can teach the concept that, you can only control yourself. Counselling, sometimes called Psychotherapy, can bring the realization that the critical words of other people can be deflected if you put the emphasis on what you can control or change in your responses to another’s words

Relationship Counselling aim to help you to let go of changing others and help focus on yourself and your own strengths.

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