Philosophy's Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy by Peter Raabe

By Peter Raabe

In Philosophy's position in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Peter Raabe argues that philosophy is an efficient procedure in treating psychological sickness. Calling for a paradigm shift clear of the normal trust that the mind and brain are exact Raabe argues that so-called “mental health problems” similar to melancholy and schizophrenia usually are not the particular reasons of mental distress. as a substitute, they're simply labels for indicators. for instance, the notice “depression” is basically a label hooked up to a suite of indicators similar to disappointment, hopelessness, and coffee vanity. Raabe posits that distressing or painful lifestyles occasions could cause signs which are frequently clinically categorized because the psychological sickness of melancholy. The anguish attributable to painful existence occasions can usually be alleviated with useful discussions, and with no resorting to drugs. simply because philosophy is the most important type of dialogue, it signifies that the soreness that's categorised psychological sickness will be taken care of or even cured with philosophy. Raabe finally concludes that philosophy is helpful in 3 ways: it could actually hinder the onset of a so-called psychological disease within the one that reports it, it may be used to aid contributors struggling with the misery that's categorized “mental illness,” and it'll increase the competence of the counselor or therapist who practices it.

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