Most traditional psychotherapeutic curricula do not include a course on somatic psychology or any type of body psychotherapy. Although there is very little research that has studied the efficacy of these body-centered approaches, their increased use by the general population is one indication that some of their methods have merit and could possibly be transferable to a more traditional setting. To gain insight into these possibilities, five prominent people in the general field of body psychotherapy were interviewed. The conclusion is that traditional psychotherapists and body psychotherapists use entirely different models of the body/mind relationship (i.e. primarily cognitive approach vs. integrated body/mind) and that with a shift of focus from pathology to healing, many practices from body psychotherapy can be easily transferred to a traditional setting.
|Commitee:||Bauer, Ron, Porter, Terrie J.|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||MAI 48/02M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Body psychotherapy, Body-mind integration, Mindfulness, Relationship with client, Somatic psychology, Touch|
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