… a formal process of interaction between two parties, each party usually consisting of one person but with the possibility that there may be two or more people in each party, for the purpose of amelioration of distress in one of the two parties relative to any or all of the following areas of disability or malfunction: cognitive fx’s (disorders of thinking), affective fx’s (suffering or emotional discomforts), or behavioral fx’s (inadequacy of beh), with the therapist having some theory of personality’s origins, development, maintenance and change along with some method of treatment logically related to the theory and professional and legal approval to act as a therapist.
Estimate of Percent of Time Spent by “Counselors” and “Psychotherapists” in Professional Activities
Procedures in which a trained person establishes a relationship with an individual seeking help, in order to remove or modify existing symptoms, change disturbed patterns of thought and behavior, and promote personal growth.
"Love Me, Love Me, Only Me!" (To the tune of "Yankee Doodle")
Love me, love me, only me or I'll die without you! Make your love a guarantee, so I can never doubt you! Love me, love me totally; really, really try, dear; But if you must rely on me, I'll hate you till I die, dear! Love me, love me all the time, thoroughly and wholly; Life turns into slushy slime 'less you love me solely! Love me with great tenderness, with no ifs or buts, dear: For if you love me somewhat less, I'll hate your goddamned guts, dear!
"Primal Therapy is not just making people scream. It was the title of a book. It was never 'Primal Scream Therapy'. Those who read the book knew that the scream is what some people do when they hurt. Others simply sob or cry. It was the hurt we were after, not mechanical exercises such as pounding walls and yelling, 'mama'."
Thousands of videotapes and audiotapes purported to contain repeated messages are being marketed with claims that they can help people make friends, reduce pain, conquer fears, relieve depression and do many other things.
Many researchers have found that subliminal tapes provide no benefit to the user.