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Da-Sein
This is a central concept within Daseinsanalysis and shorthand for our individual way of 'being-in-the-world'.
Dance Therapy
Dance therapy employs one of the oldest basic forms of human expression as a means to help people express and manage emotional issues.
Daseinsanalysis
The analysis of 'being-there' as a human being amid others in a social world largely beyond our personal control, Daseins, as it is often called, is a therapeutic modality that is particularly useful in this era of post-modern confusion about our core humanity.
DBT
See dialectical behaviour therapy.
DCTP
DCTP is a credential provided by the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, a private Toronto training school.

It represents completion of a training program involving individual and group therapy and theoretical work.
Defenses
Defenses as described by Freud were psychic structures erected to defend and protect the treasures of the soul.
Depersonalization
Depersonalization refers to the phenomenon of detaching from one’s physical and emotional life to the point of feeling that one's physical and emotional sensations are somehow separate from oneself.
Depression
Depression is one of the most common reasons that people seek therapy.
It is a chronic 'down' mood that takes the lustre out of life, and includes feelings of worthlessness and incompetence, physical debility and fatigue, loss of libido, increased irritability, difficulty sleeping, lack of interest in life, poor appetite, increased anxiety, thoughts of suicide, and lack of hope.
Derealization
Derealization is a form of dissociation.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an effective approach towards the resolution of borderline personality disorder (BPD) developed by Marsha Linehan.

DBT treatment consists of 2 parts:

1. individual ongoing therapy and
2. specific skills training

Both parts of the tDBT process are to be done in a face-to-face setting; phone and skype variants are not recommended.

Twice a week attendance is a minimum for an effective change process., though in some cases once a week may be beneficial.
Dialogue
To speak with another is a dialogue, though in psychotherapy the dialogue assumes a particular flavour and intensity.
Dip ATPPP
This stands for Diploma in the Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society, a private training institute in Toronto.
Dip NSPC
Dip. NSPC stands for the diploma awarded by the New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling.
Dip PEB
Dip PEB stands for Diploma in Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork, granted by the Institute for Psychotherapy and Emotional Bodywork, a private training institute.
Dip RC
Dip RC is a professional diploma.
Dip TATI
Dip TATI stands for Diploma in the Art Therapy at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, a private training institute in Toronto.

Dip TIRP
Dip TIRP stands for the diploma awarded by the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy, a private psychotherapy training institute.
Dissociation
This often takes the form of feeling disconnected from one's actions or feelings, and may sometimes lead to spontaneously behaving in a certain way without being aware of the reason.

While in a state of dissociation, one may experience a feeling of numbness, emotionally, physically, or intellectually.
Divorce
Many men and women seek help while going through a divorce. It is a time of great emotional upheaval which often leads to anxiety as there are so many unknowns.
Drama Therapy
Drama therapy focuses on the client as a whole, unique individual, and emphasizes working on the here and now, at times an imagined here and now.

Drama therapists believe that imagination and creativity are the safest and shortest routes toward healing, and strive to place the client in an imaginary space where they are free to both be imaginative and creative, better able to confront their fears and emotions, and thereby better able to understand them.
Dreamwork
Dreamwork refers to the interpretation of dreams as a central aspect of human psychic activity.
DT
DT designates a Drama Therapy specialization at the post-graduate level.


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