Chapter 1. GP or Therapist – or Both?

  1. Ann Williamson MB, ChB, BSCAH Accred, medical General Practitioner Certified Practitioner Master Practitioner Therapist

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470773260.ch1

Brief Psychological Interventions in Clinical Practice

Brief Psychological Interventions in Clinical Practice

How to Cite

Williamson, A. (2008) GP or Therapist – or Both?, in Brief Psychological Interventions in Clinical Practice, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470773260.ch1

Author Information

  1. British Society of Clinic & Academic Hypnosis, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470513064

Online ISBN: 9780470773260

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Keywords:

  • emotional distress and pathologizing emotions;
  • western medical model - diagnostic classification and cures;
  • client minimal cues;
  • Maslow's hierarchy of needs;
  • clients and ‘refresher’ consultation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The western medical model

  • Pathologising emotions

  • The first steps

  • Applicability of the medical model

  • Problems with being a therapist

  • Setting the contract

  • Selection

  • Onward referral

  • Disengagement

  • Relapse

  • Time constraints

  • Summary