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EAP
EAP means an Employee Assistance Program. Such programs are set up by employers for the benefit of their employees.
Eating Disorders
Eating disorders are complex conditions that arise from a combination of long-standing psychological, interpersonal, and social conditions.
Ecotherapy
Ecotherapy holds that the needs and wellbeing of the human psyche are synergistic with the needs of the planet. As a therapeutic modality it draws from depth psychology, ecology, feminism, spirituality and shamanic traditions to create a paradigm where Nature and Earth are seen to have an innate reciprocal healing relationship with us.
EFT
See EmotionFocused Therapy.
Ego
This term was termed by Freud from the Latin word for 'I' to refer to the ordinary self.
Eldercare
Caring for and dealing with aging parents is a confusing and often difficult emotional challenge.

Often we are unprepared for the emotional, physical and amount of time that caring for an elder person present.

It is then that the stresses of the role reversal, the unresolved past issues, the family dynamics, and the fear of death and sickness overwhelms us.
EMI
Eye Movement Integration addresses physical, sensory, and emotional stuckness, experienced after individual or multiple psychological traumas.
Emotion Focused Therapy
Emotion-focused Therapy (EFT) is a unique empirically-based approach, based on methods designed to help people accept, express, regulate, make sense of and transform emotion. Recent years have seen a growth of EFT in individual and couples therapy, both because of its status as an evidence-based treatment, and also because the EFT approach focuses on the development of emotional intelligence and on the importance of secure relationships. Because of these emphases, EFT offers an alternative to more technically-oriented evidence-based treatments.
EmotionalDisturbance
Emotional Disturbance refers to persistent troubling feelings thatare difficult to dislodge, as well as inappropriate reactions to current circumstances.
Empathy
Empathy refers to the capacity to feel, share and understand the emotions of others.
Employee Counselling
Employee counselling refers to the activity of helping employees by counselling them on issues related to work and personal life.
Enactment
An unconscious repetition of a neurotic event.
End of life
End of life care recognizes that as our lives come to an end we may progress to greater levels of acceptance and understanding.
Existence
Existence is derived from the Greek and is a word whose root meaning mostly escapes us.
Existential
Existential psychotherapy operates on the premise that the givens of existence - death, freedom, responsibility, ultimate aloneness and meaninglessness - are thought to give rise to the anxiety inherent in human existence and the longing to be connected to others.
Experiential
An Experiential process can be applied to different therapies. One theorist writes: "Personal problems and difficulties in living are never just cognitive, never only a question of how something is interpreted or understood. There is always an affective, emotional, felt, concrete, experiential difficulty.
Expressive Arts
As described by IEATA, the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association:

The expressive arts combine the visual arts, movement, drama, music, writing, and other creative processes to foster deep personal growth.
Extraversion
In Jung's schema, the extrovert is the person whose psychic energy comes from people and things outside, thus the opposite of the introvert.
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