The Effect of Different Reality Perspectives on Psychotherapy

Volume
Volume 1
Issue
Summer 1973
Title
The Effect of Different Reality Perspectives on Psychotherapy
Abstract

The view that the therapist adopts on the issue of what constitutes reality will affect the decisions he makes in the therapeutic situation. By contrasting the Materialistic-Naturalistic position (which sees material entities and their derivative forces constituting all that is) with the Christian-Supernaturalistic position (which sees self-existent nonmaterial forces as being part of what is) on this reality dimension, it follows that there are differences in the resulting conception of health and, consequently, what is advised to attain it. The matching of counselor and client reality perspectives may be found a helpful criterion for enhancing therapeutic success.

Authors
Dr. N.E. Amundson and S. Willson
Pages
22 - 27
Price
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