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What is Contextual Therapy? Dimension 2: Psychology

Of the 4 dimensions of Contextual Therapy (CT), this one will be the most familiar to many readers. The dimension of psychology comprises all those factors that we normally associate with personality, with psychological distress, and with psychotherapy. Unlike many other family systems therapies, contextual therapy pays careful attention to the individual people who make up a family, and to the feelings, thoughts, desires, losses, strengths and weaknesses of each individual person. CT, unlike other family approaches considers personality and temperament to be important. All these factors are part of the psychological dimension, or the psychological perspective. In addition, the contextual therapist is interested in psychological challenges faced by each individual, the sort of thing that the well known DSM tries to capture in diagnoses. If a person is verbally gifted, is offend anxious about close attachments, these are all psychological factors. If a child is moderately hyperactive, of above average intelligence, and has a highly reactive temperament, these are also psychological factors. Emotional problems: depressed and or anxious mood, obsessive thoughts, addictive tendencies, self-esteem issues, and more are all psychological issues. In short, this dimension encompasses all the factors that a skilled and experienced individual psychotherapist would consider.
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