WHAT IS THE CATALYST THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH?
Catalyst therapy is a method of psychotherapy that originated out of a need to communicate with children who were not readily accessible to the traditional approaches to therapy. In this method of therapy two modalities of communications are used: drawing and language. These two methods of communication act as catalysts to stimulate patient-therapist interaction.
Catalyst therapy is a brief method of psychotherapy that can be used as a communication bridge between the child and the therapist. It is used with children who are overwhelmed by guilt feelings, who have a tremendous sense of aloneness, or have had catastrophic experience that immobilize them. Catalyst therapy focuses on the child as a communicator of change and as a communicator of past history. The boundaries of the child are vulnerable to intrusion and so the therapist offers two ways of communicating to protect the child and to help him/her to relate at a…
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