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The Practice and Ethics of Psychotherapy with Children
The practice and ethics of psychotherapy with children
What is Psychotherapy?

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 ...

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