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Chapter 4: The Practice and Ethics of Psychotherapy with Children
Most mental health professionals spend the majority of their time practicing psychotherapy. However, no one has provided a definition of psychotherapy that satisfies all practitioners. One influential definition of psychotherapy has been offered by Raymond Corsini (2005), an expert in clinical interventions:
Psychotherapy is a formal process of interaction between two parties … for the purpose of amelioration of distress in one of the two parties relative to any or all of the following areas of disability or malfunction: cognitive functions (disorders of thinking), affective functions (suffering or emotional discomforts), or behavioral functions (inadequacy of behavior) The therapist [has] some theory of personality's origins, development, maintenance and change along ...