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Is reiki a type of psychotherapy?

Is reiki a type of psychotherapy?

No: Reiki is a japanese healing art based on the manipulation of a "life force energy" by the practitioner. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Psychotherapy (Definition)

Psychotherapy is one treatment strategy for a variety of mental health conditions. It has also been shown to help a variety of chronic medical difficulties such as chronic pain. There are a variety of therapy types including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt), psychodynamic therapy, & interpersonal therapy. Certain therapy is better suited for ...Read more


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Is cbt a form or type of psychotherapy?

Is cbt a form or type of psychotherapy?

CBT stands for: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and it is a form of psychotherapy. It is focused on the here and now and not analytic. Thinking generates feelings and it is focused on changing self talk / thoughts. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is transactional analysis some type of psychotherapy?

Yes: Popularized by eric berne in the 1960s, ta is an updated, more "user friendly" variation of freudian psychotherapy. Wikipedia has a good, long entry on ta: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/transactional_analysis. ...Read more

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Types of psychotherapy what type of therapy is used for young adults with autism?

Autism: The spectrum of autism is very broad. Therapies can range from talking to behavior shaping. For young adults as well as children, social skills and language communication skills should be targeted for improvement. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: psychotherapy?

Therapy: Psychotherapy is one treatment strategy for a variety of mental health conditions. It has also been shown to help a variety of chronic medical difficulties such as chronic pain. There are a variety of therapy types including, but not limited to, cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt), psychodynamic therapy, & interpersonal therapy. Certain therapy is better suited for certain conditions & individuals. ...Read more

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What must I consider before starting holistic psychotherapy?

Need More Info: Psychotherapy is often holistic in and of itself; it is a healing modality that uses talking and social phenomena, behavioral exercises, and the body-mind interface. It might be easier for experts to answer the question if you could specify what you mean by 'holistic psychotherapy.'. ...Read more

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Any psychotherapy self-help books?

What context?: If psychotherapy is a process between a therapist and someone seeking help, "self-help" seems to be contradictory. While a book may give valuable information, the feedback given in therapy seems much more germane. A prominent tenet of therapy is that "self can't see self". Have an experience of real psychotherapy. Don't sell yourself short! you are worth more than that! ...Read more

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Do soldiers get free psychotherapy?

Active armed service: Active armed service members are covered for psychotherapy services through their military health insurance benefits and often do not have a copayment if they see a psychotherapist in the network. You can find out who is in your network by going to the insurance provider list. For example: if you have Tricare and search for behavioral health for the zip code you would see a list of providers. ...Read more

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Why is there such variability in care quality in psychotherapy?

Why is there such variability in care quality in psychotherapy?

Variability in care: Psychotherapy requires a relationship between humans -- not machines. Humans (including therapists) are variable in their skills and interests. Basic competencies must be assured through credentialing, but beyond that things may vary. You need to find a therapist with expertise in the areas you want help with. Other issues include insurance restrictions on timing and frequency of sessions. ...Read more

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Can some supportive words in psychotherapy reinforce one's psychopathology?

It can, but depends: Therapists should rarely, if ever, purposefully use 'punishment.' they also cultivate supportive acceptance of clients. Sometimes that even includes very unusual topics. However, acceptance is not 'encouragement.' when pathological behavior presents itself, the therapist should accept it but avoid rewarding or punishing. If the client can take it, the therapist also points out the behavior. ...Read more

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