Comparing basic assumptions of different approaches to psychotherapy
When we look at different approaches to psychotherapy, we are actually not looking at interchangeable strategies, techniques, or interventions. Each approach has its own set of theoretical, ethical, relational, and structural assumptions. And each set of assumptions leads to and even dictates the role of the therapist and the nature of the relationship between the therapist and the client. First, let’s look at the basic premise of some common approaches – Gestalt therapy, Psychoanalysis, Behavior therapy, Cognitive Behavioral therapy, and EMDR. [Excerpt]
Original Work Citation
Cohen, A. (2014, August 11). Comparing basic assumptions of different approaches to psychotherapy. The Gestalt Therapy Institute. Retrieved from http://gestalttherapyinstitute.org/comparing-basic-assumptions-different-approaches-psychotherapy/ on 7/2/2018
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