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Chapter 15: Community Therapy: Transforming Mental Health Challenges Through Dialogue

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Community Therapy: Transforming Mental Health Challenges Through Dialogue
Community therapy: Transforming mental health challenges through dialogue

I have often thought when I have sat with clients in the role of a psychotherapist that, if I could only give them one thing, I would give each of them a community. Most of the people I know are more alone than they want to be. Most of us live in community poverty.

In this final chapter, the concept of community therapy is introduced, which is an approach that uses dialogue to prevent and respond to mental health issues in the family, local community, ecosystem, and global community. As shown in Chapter 1, although the etiology of what we today call mental illness is complex, we do know that trauma ...

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