Conceptual Framework for Psychotherapy Prevention

Author: EFPA Board of Prevention and Intervention (BPI)


External and internal reality which people are capable to perceive resonates on one hand with the multitude of stress factors, and on the other hand with a reach palette of affective moods. Considering this context, when we refer to prevention it is necessary to take notice of human informational input but also its consequences, in a dynamic and procedural manner. In the contemporary society, the presence of stressful agents who stimulate, train and increase one’s vitality, the organism’s resistance and performances is a clear one. But we should notice that this type of interactions many times overlap the bearable norm of an individual. The new health paradigm brings a complex, holistic tableau, in which the patient is autonomous and informed. At the same time the psychologist, psychotherapist or counselor is a partner of the therapeutic dynamic.