Psychotherapies: an overview

T. B. Karasu

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The author schematically describes the three predominating themes in the development of the psychotherapies: dynamic, behavioral, and experiental. These themes represent different conceptualizations of the fundamental nature of man and his ills, therapeutic processes or change agents, the basic nature of the physician-patient relationship, and the primary techniques and methods used. Although there appears to be some unifying thread connecting the four different areas within each theme, a comparable bond The author questions the potential unification of the psychotherapies and poses specific dimensions for further exploration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)851-863
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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