III - Family Psychology & Family Psychiatry - Psychotherapy
It may be useful to tabulate some of the main features:
- Benexperiential psychotherapy utilises an experience which is favourable to the individual or family psyche.
- It is based upon experiential psychopathology.
- The “idea of self” is the essential target of therapy.
- The diagnostic procedure is separated from the therapeutic process.
- Interpretation is not employed. The experience is all. Thus there is no dogma.
- The process of re-experience is central to therapy either within or without the interview.
- Confrontation is not employed; security is encouraged.
- Decisions are made.
- It is complementary to vector therapy.
- Being experiential, it opens therapy to the scrutiny of research procedures.
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