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Psychological counseling versus psychotherapy
Psychological counseling versus psychotherapy

Author(s): Jan Czesław Czabała
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Clinical psychology
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: psychological counseling; definitions; counseling process

Summary/Abstract: Psychotherapy and psychological counseling are two distinct forms of psychological assistance. Psychotherapy is a method of treating mental health disorders and psychological counseling is a method of helping people experiencing various kinds of developmental crises – a method supporting individuals, families, and groups in development and the maintenance of mental health. The article will present the definitions and distinct aims of these methods. The stages of the psychological counseling process, the types of desirable changes, and the ways of achieving them will be described.

  • Issue Year: 19/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 535-548
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English