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PRIVATE PRACTICE: Combatting the isolation issue

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Working in private practice can make you feel extremely isolated, especially when you are first starting out. The good news is that, even if you feel alone, you are really not. Isolation is a common complaint from people running private practices.
The other good news is that there are ways to combat this.

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PRACTITIONER CHALLENGES: Digital therapy

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Compared to classic therapy where clients and practitioners meet face-to-face, in a space that is dedicated to this purpose and follows specific ethical and practical guidelines to interact in a safe and protected manner, the notion of space and ethics is much less clear when it comes to telepsychology.

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Mental Health in the Workplace

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Whether you are an occupational, clinical or counselling psychologist, you are likely to meet patients who are unable to attend work full-time due to poor mental health. On top of the mental health issue, which already complicates their work life, individuals often describe a great deal of anxiety at the thought of returning to the workplace.

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Diversity in Coaching

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Psychology professionals are also sensitive to unconscious biases and must take care to avoid fitting clients into different ‘disorder boxes’. To avoid unconscious bias compromising professional output, awareness and education of individual differences is key, as well as understanding the root cause of your bias.

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BREXIT: Media coverage and mental health implications

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When a nation feels uncertain about its future for a long period of time, this has an impact on people’s mental health. A YouGov study has revealed that four out of ten people reported that Brexit is affecting their mental health in a negative way. Higher levels of dissatisfaction and unhappiness were among the overall findings.

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Working with children and adolescents

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1 in 10 primary school children, 1 in 7 11–16 year olds, and 1 in 6 17–19 year olds is suffering with a mental health disorder. Support for mental health comes from a variety of sources. It is offered through health, education, local authorities, charities, voluntary and third sector, online and privately.