By Nigel Benson

What is psychotherapy? How do we decide on correctly from lots on offer?

This e-book offers a worthy precis of the most treatments: the "talking therapies" of psychoanalysis, behavioral and cognitive suggestions, somatic ideas, humanist gestalt and existential methods, and person and staff therapies.

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Contents Cover Title Copyright A Problem Old as Humanity... What is Psychotherapy? Psychotherapy and Counselling Main types of Psychotherapy Who is a Psychotherapist? Who is a Psychiatrist? Other Therapists How to choose a Therapist Why do People Need Psychotherapy? Depression Who Gets Depression? Anxiety The Mystery of Anxiety Phobias Obsessions and Compulsions Eating Disorders Bulimia and Anorexia Self-harm Schizophrenia Other Forms of Schizophrenia Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Examples of Major Categories of Mental Disorders Distinctions between Psychosis and Neurosis The Immediate Goals of Psychotherapy The Broader Goals of Psychotherapy Why is Psychotherapy Important?

Don’t stare at him ... and slowly walk away ... Well done! Now run like hell! g. when demonstrating relaxation. Modelling and Cognitive Techniques Besides imitation and positive reinforcement, Modelling therapists also often apply cognitive processes that will get clients to think about their problems and how to solve them. For example, it may be important for an arachnophobic to know certain facts about spiders. Now remember ... he is actually very short-sighted and can’t focus on you from that distance.

Main types of Psychotherapy When a person needs help, the first step is usually to consult a medical doctor who will attempt diagnosis and medical therapy. If that is not effective, then various psychotherapeutic approaches can be considered. There are today several hundred psychotherapies available! But, for convenience, the therapies in this book will be divided into seven main groups. The first is medical or somatic therapy – literally “body therapy”, mainly using drugs. The basic assumption in somatic therapy is that there is a chemical imbalance causing the problem.

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