Therapy Toronto Psychotherapy Definitions

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BA
BA stands for Bachelor of Arts, a university level degree.
BEd
BEd stands for Bachelor of Education, a university level degree
Behavior Therapy
Behaviour therapy, the earliest of the cognitive and behavioural psychotherapies, is based on the clinical application of extensively researched theories of behaviour, such as learning theory (in which the role of classical and operant conditioning are seen as primary).
Being-there
This is a literal expression of the German phrase 'Da-Sein.'
Benefits
Often we think of paying for psychotherapy using our company benefits plans.

If you have a benefits plan, you should be aware that benefits plans provide an annual budget for services like psychotherapy.
Bereavement
The loss of a friend, family member or spouse to death. Relationships are affected and there is often guilt on the part of survivors of a death.
BFA
BFA stands for Bachelor of Fine Arts, a university level degree.
Bi-polarity
A mood disorder with a set of symptoms combining depressive and manic characteristics.
Bias
Bias refers to the human tendency to make decisions without awareness of the forces that cause us to choose one over another.
Biofeedback
Biofeedback is a method for helping control involuntary and voluntary states of mind and body.
Blended Families
In a blended or step-family, one or both partners have a child or children from previous relationships. Their new family includes children from one or both of their first or subsequent households.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a preoccupation with some imagined defect in appearance. If a slight physical anomaly is present, the person's concern is markedly excessive.
Body Image
Body image refers to how people perceive their body in terms of appearance and attractiveness.
Body Psychology
Body Psychology is a distinct 'mainstream' branch within the field of psychotherapy.
Body-Centered
Body-Centered psychotherapy is a method of clinical work that notices the actions of the body, and is based on the premise that sensation, breath and movement are the body's form of speech.
Bodywork
Bodywork is a term that covers many approaches to psychotherapy.
BON
BON stands for the Bereavement Ontario Network, a grouping of individuals and organizations who work in the field of bereavement.
Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD
Borderline Personality Disorder involves extreme emotional reactions and an inability to respond appropriately to the stimulus of the moment.
Boundaries
Boundaries help us to understand the truer meaning of being responsible for ourselves by showing others how it is that we wish to be treated.
Bowlby, John
The English psychoanalyst John Bowlby derived an alternative understanding of the core relationship function between adults based on his observation of infants and their mothers. It represents the earliest stages of relating in the pre-Oedipal phase of development.
Boyesen Method
Gerda Boyesen, another great pioneer in emotional bodywork, developed a very sensitive approach to psychotherapeutic bodywork.
Brief Dynamic
Brief Dynamic therapy refers to a set of established therapy techniques.
BSc
BSc stands for Bachelor of Science, a university level degree.
BSW
BSW stands for Bachelor of Social Work, a university level degree.
Bulimia Nervosa
Bulimia nervosa is characterized by repeated episodes of binge eating and then purging in an attempt to prevent weight gain.
Burnout
Empathy of caregivers can become overtaxed, even when the caregiver employs self-care and reflective practices. Burnout can feel like accumulated stress, diminished empathy, and can present with signs of diminished self-care, anxiety and increased conflicts.
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