Psychotherapy, Philosophy of
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Messer, S. B. and Woolfolk, R. L. 2010. Psychotherapy, Philosophy of. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Psychotherapy is often considered to be an applied science consisting of a compendium of techniques or approaches validated by empirical research. Alternately, it is viewed as an art form requiring a creative, intuitive, and individualistic approach to clients and their problems. Psychotherapy, however, can also be regarded as a philosophically influenced practice whose underpinnings transcend its scientific, human engineering, or artistic dimensions.
- philosophy of psychotherapy