WHAT IS THE ADAPTIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY?
There are many different psychotherapies in mental health, so it is useful to know simple information about them.
Adaptive Psychotherapy is the term applied to the psychotherapeutic technique that:
1)Fosters the adaptation, rather than the adjustment of the patient.
2)Addresses itself to the patient’s specific disabling problem and maladaptation.
3) Springs ideally from ego-syntonic and adaptive features within the therapist. Adaptive Psychotherapy is a derivative of psychoanalytic therapy and its theoretical bases rest primarily on the contributions of Heinz Hartmann. Patient adaptation implies mental equilibrium, ability to enjoy life, and lack of disturbance in productivity. Adaptation differs from adjustment in that adjustment implies passive submission to the goals of society, whereas adaptation implies active collaboration with the environment and attempts to change its goals. Adaptation may be progressive regressive.Progressive adaptation alters the environment for the better and implies intrapsychic growth. Regressive adaptation is tolerated or accepted by society but implies…
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