Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 322--328

Integrative change model in psychotherapy: Perspectives from Indian thought


L. S. S Manickam 
 Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore, India

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L. S. S Manickam
Department of Psychiatry, JSS Medical College, JSS University, Mysore 570 04
India

Different psychotherapeutic approaches claim positive changes in patients as a result of therapy. Explanations related to the change process led to different change models. Some of the change models are experimentally oriented whereas some are theoretical. Apart from the core models of behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, cognitive and spiritually oriented models there are specific models, within psychotherapy that explains the change process. Integrative theory of a person as depicted in Indian thought provides a common ground for the integration of various therapies. Integrative model of change based on Indian thought, with specific reference to psychological concepts in Upanishads, Ayurveda, Bhagavad Gita and Yoga are presented. Appropriate psychological tools may be developed in order to help the clinicians to choose the techniques that match the problem and the origin of the dimension. Explorations have to be conducted to develop more techniques that are culturally appropriate and clinically useful. Research has to be initiated to validate the identified concepts.


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Manickam L. Integrative change model in psychotherapy: Perspectives from Indian thought.Indian J Psychiatry 2013;55:322-328


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Manickam L. Integrative change model in psychotherapy: Perspectives from Indian thought. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jan 23 ];55:322-328
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