Lege Artis Medicinae

[Psychoterapy as medical activity]

SZŐNYI Gábor

SEPTEMBER 30, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(09)

[In the clinical practice we can use the medical model, the algorithm of examination, indication, choice of therapy, therapeutic process, outcome, control also in case of psychotherapies. Because the location and the cause of the disorder, the place and the tool of the therapy are the same, namely the human psyche and the human interpersonal relati onships the psychotherapies demand differing attitude from the somatic medicine at several points. The basic position should be summarized under the psychotherapeutic attitude. Main common parts of the psychotherapy methods are the therapeutic contract and the therapeutic relation. The different components influence the process through the person, the inner world of the patient and the therapist. Therapeutic interventions cannot be judged if we pick them out from these interrelations hips. The psychotherapeutic methods can be evaluated on the basis of the therapeutic contract, of the goal and method of the therapy. To find our way among the psychotherapeutic methods we rely on the differentiation between autonomous theoretical schools, basic therapeutic settings, specific forms created of time-parameters and spheres of application. The basic unit of the psychotherapeutic delivery service is the therapy session. There are special methods of training. The most specific one, unknown in all other medical training is the so called personal therapy (,,self experience therapy"). ]

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