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Elliott Wisner

on 27 January 2012

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Transcript of Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy Aims To try to bring repressed feelings into concious awareness where the patient can deal with them To increase the individual's
sense of his/her own well being. Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experimantal relationship building, dialogue, communication and behaivour change that are designed to improve the mental health of a patient During the therapy, the patient
is called an analysand Psychotherapy may be performed by practitioners with a number of different qualifications Psychiatry Psychoanalysis Art Therapy Occupational Therapy They require Supervised clinical experience Graduate experience Derived specifically
from Freud's ideas Although most
therapists dont
practise in the
same way he did What happens
during psychotherapy? Sessions take place at the time and place, usually every week or fortnight Whatever is said or
done is confidential Normally individual therapy...
however group therapy is sometimes best for certain problems The underlying principle is that psychotherapy is no magic therapy; rather the capacity for cure lies within each person In the United Kingdom, psychotherapy is voluntarily regulated. National registers
for psychotherapiss and councellors are maintained by thee main umbrella bodies... The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) the British Association for Councelling and Psychotherapy (BACP) the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) Forms Most forms of psychotherapy use spoken conversation. HOWEVER some also use various other forms of communiction such as... the written word ...or drama artwork narrative music Starting in the 1950's, Carl
Rogers bought person centred
psychotherapy into mainstream
focus. Psychotherapy or councelling? What's the difference? Councelling is seen as a system intended to 'help people improve their sense of wellbeing, alleviate their distress, resolve their crises and increase their ability to solve problems and make decisions for themselves'. This suggests it works best with people who already have a sense of wellbeing and are able to solve problems and make decisions but need a helping hand during a crisis. Psychotherapy might be more helpful for psychological problems that have built up over years than at a time of crisis or distress. Given the variety of opinion on this subject, there's bound to be someone who reads this and disagrees, and they'll probably have a view worth listening to.
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