Date :11th October 2012
To highlight the importance of psychotherapy in the fast paced
world around us.
To bring about the key features of psychotherapy how it works
How it compares with spirituality
WHAT IS PSYCHOTHERAPY
Psychotherapy is a general term that is used to describe the process of
treating psychological problems and mental distress
Goal: increase sense of well-being, reduce discomfort
The approaches used in Psychotherapy
Psychodynamic: insight-oriented therapy.0 An approach to therapy
that involved delving into a patients thoughts and past experiences to
seek out unconscious desires or fantasies.
Cognitive-behavioral: A type of psychotherapy that involves cognitive
and behavioral techniques to change negative thoughts and maladaptive
Humanistic: A form of therapy that focuses on helping people
maximize their potential.
Psychotherapy aims to return its patients to a semblance of
Tallman (1999): Outside therapy people rarely have friends
who listen for more than 20 minutes. People close often
involved in problem and can’t provide safe impartial
WHAT WORKS IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
Bruce Wampold (2001) suggested
“Extra-therapeutic” Factors (87%)
Therapeutic Factors (13%)
Therapeutic Alliance (8%)
Therapeutic Allegiance (4%)
Therapy model or technique (1%)
Lambert (1992) estimates 40% client changes due to
motivation or severity of problem; 30% to quality of
therapeutic relationship; 15% to expectancy (placebo)
effects, and 15% to specific techniques.
WHO SEEKS & WHY?
Children: behavioral, school, family issues
Adolescents: as above and issues of separation and peer
relationships ,technology addiction
Young adults: all of above plus career issues
Mature adults: all of above plus issues of changing
relationships, family alignments, health, work and social status
Older adults: all of above plus end of life issues
One day at Amity a new student finds her way the Counseling
She’s made friends, joined extra-curricular activities, likes her
hostel, and even enjoys the lectures..
But she just can’t get things done. In fact, she can not even start
things. And its not because of her study skills or motivation…
but she is just unable to concentrate
The psychotherapeutic interventions that can be used are
Cognitive Behavior Therapy:
Person should be asked to focus on Thought –Behavior-
Work on short term goals & contiously monitor his TEA
NEW AGE DISORDERS &
A South Korean couple who let their baby starve while they
played role-playing game Prius Online for up to 12 hours at a
The treatment for addiction to technology can be through
psychotherapy eminent to help “Screenagers”.
The treatment Dr Graham has designed is in three stages. It
begins with psychotherapy designed to address the patient's
issues with face-to-face relationships.
The next stage is to unpick their relationship with technology
and encourage them to switch it off, and finally they are
encouraged to take part in both physical exercise and activities
with family and friends.
Meta Analysis -Results of nearly 400 controlled evaluations of
psychotherapy and counseling were coded and integrated
statistically. The findings provide convincing evidence of the
efficacy of psychotherapy. On the average, the typical therapy
client is better off than 75% of untreated individuals. Few
important differences in effectivenesscould be established among
many quite different types of psychotherapy. -Unoversity of
Spirituality origin of the word is from Latin word “Spiritus”
meaning “BREATH OF LIFE”
Spirituality is mostly understood through religion and its
interpretation which often are misrepresented.
Most Religions we do not develop faith in ourselves by
focusing on the self, its symptoms, and healing, as
In many religions on looks away from the self and its narrow
orbit of concerns and toward the mysterious existence of the
Other–God, our neighbors, the greater society, the universe
Considering that psychotherapy offers a breath of life to
those ailing it is spiritual in nature
There are many schools of thought in psychotherapy and
there is no one “right” approach
You must consider multiple “patient factors” when
With the complexities of life Psychotherapy offers
Proven evidence of change in the brain activity through
psychotherapy ,hence results can be considered Tangible
SPIRITUALITY CAN SURELY BE PREVENTIVE
BUT PSYCHOTHERAPY IS CURATIVE !!!!!!