One thing they do share is the prefix of psych. In Ancient Greek, psyche (ψυχη) meant the soul or spirit. Another source, Free Dictionary, states the origin from Greek psūkho-, soul, life, which came from psūkhē. In English, the prefix psycho- or psych-refers to mind, mental. Definitions Psychotherapy: The treatment of mental illness or related issues . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Music as therapy goes back thousands of years when ancient philosophers thought that music could serve a therapeutic purpose. Plato considered music to be “the medicine of the soul.” Music had the "power to penetrate into the very depths of the soul.” Aristotle believed that music had cathartic effects and could provide relief . . .
IMAGE SOURCE The job possibilities are beyond the scope of this article. Even an undergraduate degree in any major will provide more job opportunities and in many cases, a higher salary. Of course, if you're set on pursuing a degree in nursing, law or astrophysics, your job search will fit into a certain niche. But . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Prior to addressing the captioned question, we must pose the question: do you play a musical instrument? If not, then you may be limited in attending a college/university approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Also, you may have to demonstrate your ability to play the instrument at the school's audition before . . .
IMAGE SOURCE IMAGE SOURCE The English word therapy comes via Latin therapīa from Greek: θεραπεία and literally means "curing" or "healing". The term “counselor” is often used interchangeably with “therapist” and even “psychiatrist. Counseling refers to a professionally trained individual helping others focus on correcting specific issues that affect their lives. More specifically, the American . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Curiosity may have brought you, the reader, to this article to become more familiar with the term holistic counseling. After all, there is holistic healing, health, thinking, medicine, ecology, and even holistic life. So why can't the word holistic refer to counseling-and it does. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word as: relating to . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Behavioral psychology is one of the biggest specialties in terms of psychological research, applicable techniques and data, and real-life usability. The specialty of Behavioral Psychology emphasizes an experimental-clinical approach to the application of behavioral and cognitive sciences to understand human behavior and develop interventions that enhance the human condition. Behavioral psychologists engage in . . .
Overview Massage therapy is a growing career field which easily adapts to the practitioner's lifestyle and availability. Therapeutic treatments are administered to relieve physical injury and discomfort as well as to cultivate relaxation and relieve stress. There are a several possible types of massage, called modalities. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the . . .