S. KATZENELBOGEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Psychotherapy may be defined as treatment by means which appeal to both intellectual and emotional functioning of the individual. It uses procedures which require special knowledge and training. In addition to, but also independently of such procedures, psychotherapy makes use of and is inadvertently influenced by factors involving the therapist, other persons in contact with the patient, and events affecting him. This definition implies that psychotherapeutic influences may be present in any medical treatment, in any relationship of the patient with others, in anything he is subjected to or comes in contact with, insofar as such varied relationships, things, and
S. KATZENELBOGEN. PSYCHOTHERAPY(PSYCHOTHERAPY*). Ann Intern Med. 1944;21:412–420. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-3-412
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