Discover exciting articles and information on the topics of psychotherapy and mental health in our blog.

Recent articles

Video consultation in the practice

As a consequence of the ongoing covid pandemic and the resulting changes in psychotherapy, there is an increased demand for online therapy sessions. The need for these video consultations stems primarily from the fact that corona-related circumstances such as hygiene and distance regulations and the mask requirement determine the daily therapeutic routine. Whereas at the beginning of the pandemic video therapy was still improvised in many places and new in its implementation, at the present time more experience with the form of treatment can be mapped. Due to the ongoing pandemic as well as the flexibility that results from videotherapy, it is obvious that it will continue to play an important role in therapy in the future. The following is intended to provide an overview of what you as a psychotherapist:in need to know and consider in the context of conducting video consultations.

Charlotte Schütz

The three waves of behavior therapy

Since the 1950s, behavioral therapy has played a central role in psychotherapy and is considered the best evaluated and scientifically validated form of therapy. After an initial focus on the treatment of depression, today it is also an important tool for the psychotherapeutic treatment of various disorders. With regard to the causes of mental disorders, it is based on fundamental principles of learning theory, which are intended to be effective on the basis of the interaction of social and biological factors, overt behavior, and transmitted cognitive processes. Schemas and dysfunctional cognitions, such as misinterpretations, perceptual distortions, and negative evaluations, contribute to etiology according to the theory. In behavior therapy, the patient's symptomatology is supposed to improve by changing dysfunctional cognitions, metacognitions, and schemas and replacing them with new, functional behaviors. Over the past decades, cognitive behavioral therapy has undergone numerous changes and developments. When considering these developments, we now distinguish three waves or phases in chronological order. The history is divided into an initial behavioral phase, a subsequent cognitive-behavioral phase, and finally the so-called "third wave" of behavior therapy. The following article provides an overview of how the form of therapy has changed over time.

Mara B.

Popular articles

Blended psychotherapy

In this article you will learn about the approach of interlocked psychotherapy.

Charlotte Schütz

Düsseldorf-based start-up 'Elona Health' secures pre-seed funding

To sustainably improve psychotherapeutic care and optimise the therapy experience for patients and practitioners alike. The digital health start-up Elona Health has now received its first investment for this mission.

Magnus Schückes