Get Help from a Psychologist Definition By:Dr. Jennifer Krieger , National Head of Psychology at the American Psychological Association (APA)The definition of psychotherapy is not an exhaustive list of treatments, but it is the only one that is widely recognized and is available to the public.
The term psychotherapy can also refer to a range of forms of counseling, from individual therapy to group therapy.
Psychologists are experts at identifying and working with patients with a variety of psychological problems and their underlying mental health challenges.
In order to better understand what types of psychotherapies are available to people, the APA’s Psychologist Council (PC) has developed a list of diagnostic criteria for each type of psychoanalytic treatment.
In addition to providing guidance to patients and their therapists, the PC also provides information on the psychoanalyst’s background, training, qualifications, and skills.
Below is a list that shows the specific characteristics of each psychoanalyser, along with the types of treatment they offer.
In some cases, they also list the specialty that a psychoanalist practices.
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