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The question of what does and what does not constitute psychotherapy continues to be assessed. Its assessment is made by, and follows, those who ascribe to a specific model. Similarly, the psychotherapist is frequently designated as one who follows a specific model. Thus, over the last 100 years formally, and for a much longer time less formally, psychotherapy has developed in a number of professional orientations, beginning with the religious through medicine, psychology, and social service to lay groups and cults. The term psychotherapy has come to cover almost any counseling arrangement between a counselor and a counselee. Despite various
Psychotherapeutics in Primary Care.. Ann Intern Med. 1981;95:396. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-3-396_1
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