Brief Assessment on the Status of Psychosocial Psychotherapy in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa University


The study explores the current status of psychosocial therapy in Addis Ababa and show the various methods utilized by different organizations in the process. It explores and compares the theoretical bases of each practitioner’s along with others working using different background in their study. Hence the paper indicates the best methods clients ought to get and easily access to the help they are looking for and it would also show a way for the different firms to work together in solving various problems that need coordination. Integration of methods based on the many available theories and methods is assessed in order to view their application as indicated in various literatures. The study assesses the status and relationships between the psychological and psychotherapeutic methods and other "traditional" spiritual methods carried out in the country. As a result, the concerned bodies working in the field, policy makers, and other institutions relevant to the issue working together in order to increase the well-being of their clients. This research is important for those involved in therapy and in counseling to identify session development, theoretical selection, method integration and multiculturalism in every aspect of helping clients. The finding of the study will also provide important direction for conducting further research in the areas of psychological wellbeing for every individual and in bringing together different disciplines in finding a common guideline and work ethics for future consumption. Therapy helps people to deal with their emotional difficulties, pains and it is helpful because it socializes what is mistakenly experienced personally and privately. Hence since human beings are as much social beings and so dealing with their emotional and cognitive realities with trained or accepted professional will help them fix their faulty thinking processes, or in interpreting or re-interpreting their life experiences, or in teaching them behavioral options. These therapies are based mainly on scientific evidences and are subject to test on their effectiveness and usefulness. When therapy is not based on theories of scientific data, it has a reliance on intuition and experience. So while exploring different experts' ways of intervention, the paper finds or identifies gaps which can be complementing with other method from other therapist



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