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Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology

Research and practice of psychotherapy progressed in a situation where people with peculiar speech and behavior had to be treated in a situation where they did not know what psychology was. It's like a field.

When I tried Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) myself, I realized that "the therapist's intentions are communicated to the client, causing a backlash." In the ABA literature, there is a way of writing that says, "If you use this method, you can control the other person at will," but that seems to be a misunderstanding. It's not that ABA is bad, I'm starting to think that ABA alone isn't enough, so I'm starting to look into psychotherapy.

Effects of mental visualization

Psychotherapy includes dream analysis, sandplay therapy, and play therapy. Even though the person himself/herself cannot express it well in words, it seems that they have in common that they make something that they have very strongly visible, even if only in fragments.

If you can visualize it, it will be a hint for improvement.


Even if something is complicated and difficult, it can be considered a kind of phenomenology to express it in words or other forms.

Psychological sharing effects

Ideally, psychotherapy proceeds in a direction that heals naturally through a one-on-one relationship between the therapist and the client.

There seems to be this power in sharing the psyche, as it is only good between the therapist and the client.

Difference from cognitive behavioral therapy

In the 20th century, psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy were separate schools. Psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy are separated on this page. In the 21st century, the name clinical psychology includes both.

Common point

Both can be used as a way to analyze yourself and improve yourself.

A psychotherapeutic approach starts with sorting out your likes and dislikes and things you are worried about by making them visible. In addition, this seems to be almost the same as the party research .

A cognitive-behavioral therapy approach starts with sorting out what happens before and after a particular behavior or feeling.


The relationship between therapist and client is different. In psychotherapy, the depth of the relationship between the therapist and the client's personality and personality becomes essential for better progress. On the other hand, cognitive-behavioral therapy is an approach that makes it difficult to see differences in progress even if the therapist changes, unless there are differences in the therapist's skills.

In psychotherapy, the relationship between the therapist and the client is characterized by the ability to fill gaps and move forward, even if it cannot be expressed in words, or if it can be expressed only in fragments. there is. On the other hand, in cognitive behavioral therapy, clear verbalization is essential. What cannot be verbalized cannot be handled.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy uses the theory that the brain learns. Therefore, the same methods are used not only as a gtherapyh, but also as a way to acquire new behaviors.

The theory of cognitive behavioral therapy is quite simple. Based on ABC analysis, there are some applications. Psychotherapy is a method that moves in the direction of ghealingh through the visualization and sharing of psychology.

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