Efforts that aim to reduce the incidence of societal problems, such as joblessness or homelessness, that can give rise to mental health issues.
Preventative efforts that involve working with people at-risk for developing specific problems.
Efforts that aim to keep people's mental health issues from becoming more severe.
The belief of psychoanalysts that other treatment methods may rid a client of a particular symptom but do not address the true problem. Therefore, after the patient has successfully been treated, he or she will begin to experience a new psychological problem.
Term that describes humanistic therapy; states that the therapists will not tell their clients what to do, but, rather, would seek to help the clients choose a course of action for themselves.
Developed by Fritz Perls, these therapists encourage their clients to get in touch with their whole selves.
Humanistic therapies that focus on helping clients achieve a subjectively meaningful perception of their lives.
The opposite of systemic desensitization; involves having the client address the most frightening scenario first.