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Friday, April 16, 2010


In this post we will learn about the types of psychotherapies.  1. Behavior Therapy:- This changing behavior patterns without getting discussed internal mental state deals with behavior therapy. The skinner's radical behaviorism accepted as a part of behavior to improve the internal state was through environmental manipulation. The basis of the behavior therapy based is on the principles of classical conditioning and is used to relieve anxiety and treat phobia.

2. Family Therapy: - This therapy is referred to couple and family therapy. It is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples of relationships to have a change and development. To look changes of interaction among family members it becomes as very important factor in psychological health. The treatment of entire family to resolve and understand their conflicts and problems.

3. Group Therapy:- A group of patients with the same problems of gain-insight into their own personalities through discussions and interaction, together.  This term may be referred to any form of psychotherapy when given in the group including Cognitive behavioral therapy or interpersonal therapy. This group process is explicitly used as a mechanism of change by developing, exploring and examining relationships within the group.

4. Hypnosis:- This mental state theory or the set of beliefs usually followed by a system known as hypnotic induction that is generally composed of a series of preliminary instructions and suggestions. These suggestions may be prescribed by a hypnotist in the presence of the subject, or may be self-administered. The usage of hypnotism for these therapeutic purposes is referred to as hypnotherapy. A state of altered consciousness is created to increase the speed of psychotherapy or to help recovery of deeply repressed memories.

5. Play Therapy:- This therapy is the procedural use of theoretical model to establish an interpersonal process wherein play therapists use the therapeutic powers of play to help clients to stop or resolve psycho-social challenges and achieve growth and development. The form of counselling or psychotherapy that therapeutically engages the power of playing to communicate with and help people, especially children, to engender optimal loneliness and integration. This therapy is often useful, as a diagnostic tool. The reason of the traumatized behavior is observed by a play therapist. This play therapy is useful among children in a direct way.

Keywords: Play therapy, hypnosis, group therapy, family therapy, behavior therapy, interpersonal, therapist, therapists, counselling, psychotherapy.

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