Multiple Methods of Psychotherapy| Psychotherapy with Multiple Modalities
Psychotherapy refers to a branch of psychology which uses psychological techniques and methods to assist individuals in overcoming their psychological difficulties or achieving personal growth. Although psychotherapy is mostly a psychological and sociological intervention, there are also biological reasons for it. Studies have shown that psychotherapy may lead to brain changes and structures. This suggests that interventions that are psychotherapeutic can modify the biological processes that underlie psychological disorders.
Culture, religion, and socioeconomics can influence one’s perspective on the value of psychotherapy treatments. Some cultures view mental illness as weakness, shame or shame. Others may hold different views about what causes it. The availability and affordability for psychotherapy can be affected by socioeconomic factors.
Individual therapy has different legal and ethical requirements. Due to multiple people involved in family and group therapy, confidentiality is more difficult. These settings may also present issues such as power dynamics, conflict of interests, informed consent, or power dynamics. These issues may be difficult for therapists to manage while still ensuring the proper care is provided to all members of the family or group.
- Cuijpers, P., Cristea, I. A., Ebert, D. D., Koot, H. M., & Andersson, G. (2016). The meta-analysis on psychological treatment for college depression: Anxiety and depression, 33(5): 400-414. This article highlights the efficacy of psychotherapy.