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1. Definition

Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders using psychological methods designed to help the suffering person (Psychology 3–4). The term “psychotherapy” is broad, covering a wide range of psychotherapeutic procedures that aim to cure or mitigate problems in living by using psychological techniques. Psychotherapy per se doe…

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Davis, Russell H., König, Karl and Leichsenring, Falk, “Psychotherapy”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 23 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.179>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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