Psychotherapy for the Developing World

  • B. B. Sethi
  • P. K. Chaturvedi


Psychotherapy may be defined as the treatment of emotional and personality problems and disorders by Psychological means (Kolb, 1968). According to Wolberg (1967) psychotherapy is the treatment, by psychological means, of problems of an emotional nature in which a trained person deliberately establishes a professional relationship with the patient with the object a) of removing, modifying or retarding existing symptoms b) of mediating disturbed patterns of behaviour and c) of promoting positive personality growth and development. From above definitions it is apparent that there is wide agreement that by psychotherapy are meant those therapeutic techniques which can be called psychological in the treatment of problems of an emotional or psychological nature.


Cultural Mores Transcendental Meditation Family Constellation Mental Health Care Delivery General Hospital Psychiatry 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. B. Sethi
    • 1
  • P. K. Chaturvedi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry K.G’s Medical CollegeLucknowIndia

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