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What is Psycho-therapy?
Psychotherapy is a form of psychological treatment that is conducted in the context of a supportive and non-judgmental relationship between a patient and a psychotherapist.
The purpose of psychotherapy is to help a patient bring to awareness and work through challenges that are contributing to the patient’s problems or symptoms.
The 3 Phases of Psychotherapy
Assessment and Diagnosis: In the initial phase, relevant information is obtained to understand the patient’s challenges and if appropriate to determine a diagnosis. This includes a discussion about the patient’s goals.
Treatment: During the middle phase, patient and therapist work towards a deeper understanding of the challenges and relevant changes.
Ending: In the final phase, patient and therapist review what was explored and learned throughout the psychotherapy process.
What Happens During Psychotherapy?
During psychotherapy, research-based interventions and methods will help patients understand and overcome their challenges. Often this is done through four core aspects (based on Shedler, 2010):
What can psychotherapy help with?
- Psychological symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, grief, low motivation, stress, social)
- Relationships (e.g., conflict, marital problems, sexual dysfunction, infidelity)
- Work (e.g., job loss, burnout, lack of creativity or inspiration
- Transitions (e.g., break-ups, separation, death and loss, pregnancy)
- Bodily symptoms (e.g., fatigue, sleep, eating, pain, headaches)
- Trauma (e.g., abuse, illness, loss, bereavement)
- Family difficulties (e.g., relationship problems, parenting challenges)
- Developmental challenges (e.g., learning challenges, underachievement)