The therapeutic process

The therapeutic process consists of several parts and it is important to know about them.

FIRST PHASE: Corresponds to the agreement and commitment of the patient and the therapist. This is a first phase of exploration of the problem, in which relevant information is gathered from the different areas of the patient’s life: life history, family, work situation, support network, context, etc.

SECOND PHASE: In this second phase, the definition of the therapeutic objectives must be agreed upon. Likewise, the therapist will make a clinical hypothesis, which can be reformulated throughout the therapeutic process.

THIRD PHASE: Consists of the intervention phase in which new skills are acquired through different techniques and methods.

FOURTH STAGE: This phase is based on helping the patient to maintain and consolidate the changes made. At the same time, the prevention of possible future relapses is worked on; identifying and training strategies to prevent them.

FIFTH PHASE: Corresponds to the termination phase, it is based on the review of the course of therapy and the achievements made. In this phase it is extremely important that the process is brought to a close.