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Psychotherapy is the use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behavior, increase happiness, and overcome problems. Psychotherapy aims to improve an individual's well-being and mental health, to resolve or mitigate troublesome behaviors, beliefs, compulsions, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships and social skills. Numerous types of psychotherapy have been designed either for individual adults, families, or children and adolescents. Certain types of psychotherapy are considered evidence-based for treating some diagnosed mental disorders; other types have been criticized as pseudoscience.

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Organizations relating to Psychotherapy

International Society for Bonding Psychotherapy / Lisbon, Portugal
International Society of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy / Vienna, Austria / Est. 2011
Asian Federation for Psychotherapy / Sagar, India / Est. 2001
Federation of European Psychodrama Training Organizations / Matosinhos, Portugal / Est. 1996
International Federation of Orgonomic Colleges / Saint-Mars-du-Désert, France / Est. 1979
Asociación Iberoamericana de Logoterapia
European Association for Transcultural Group Analysis / Milan, Italy / Est. 1986
International Federation of Daseinsanalysis / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1990
European Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies / Est. 2003
Federación Latinoamericana de Psicoterapias Cognitivas y Conductuales / Ribeirão Preto, Brazil / Est. 1999
Groupe international du rêve-éveillé en psychanalyse / Paris, France / Est. 1968
International Naikan Association / Neunkirchen, Austria / Est. 1991
European Committee for the Analytically Oriented Advanced Autogenic Training / Padua, Italy / Est. 1982
Asia-Pacific Association of Psychotherapists / Woollahra NSW, Australia / Est. 1996
World Association of Eclectic Hypnotherapists / Brownsville TX, USA / Est. 1993
Group-Analytic Society International / London, UK / Est. 1952
European Group Analytic Training Institutions Network / Bristol, UK / Est. 1988
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy / New York NY, USA / Est. 2001
International Academy of Positive and Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy / Wiesbaden, Germany / Est. 2005
International Society of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy / Toronto ON, Canada / Est. 2002
European Association for Hypno Psychotherapy / London, UK
European Federation for Somato-Psychotherapy / Molenhoek, Netherlands / Est. 1999
International Society for Non Verbal Psychotherapy / Est. 1968
European Association of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis / Nottingham, UK / Est. 1995
International Scientific Committee for Body-Psychotherapy
Red Europea y Latinoamericana de Escuelas Sistémicas / Est. 2005
International Registry of Professional Hypnotherapists / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 1996
Internationale Arbeitsgemeinschaft Systemische Lösungen nach Bert Hellinger / Würzburg, Germany
Société d'étude de psychodrame pratique et théorique / Paris, France / Est. 1964
C G Jung-Institut Zürich / Küsnacht, Switzerland / Est. 1948
European Congress on Hypnosis in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatic Medicine / Haifa, Israel
European Association of Sophia-Analysis / Cosenza, Italy / Est. 1970
Institut européen de somato-intégration
Forum für Humanistische Psychologie und Psychotherapie / Freiburg-Breisgau, Germany
Institut européen de psychothérapie, Paris / Est. 1966
International Academy of Eclectic Psychotherapists / Est. 1983
International Forum for Logotherapy / Berkeley CA, USA
Spiritual Emergence Network / Todtmoos, Germany / Est. 1980
International Society for Neural Therapy
Universal Hypnotherapists Centre
World Association of Hypnotherapists
Institut international de synthèses psychothérapiques
Nordiska konferensen i gruppsykoterapi
International Association of Dynamic Psychotherapy / Tokyo, Japan
International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis / Barcelona, Spain / Est. 1956
European Federation of Centres for Positive Psychotherapy / Wiesbaden, Germany / Est. 1997
Latin American Federation for Psychotherapy / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 2000
International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association / Royal Oak MI, USA / Est. 1987
International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy / London, UK / Est. 1991
Asociación Latinoamericana de Psicoterapias Integrativas / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 2006

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World Problems relating to Psychotherapy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Violation of medical confidentiality

Action Strategies relating to Psychotherapy

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Ensuring competent psychoanalysis
Developing group psychotherapy
Abolishing unethical practices in psychotherapy
Training psychotherapists
Providing psychotherapy by computer

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