Pathfinder : Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy - Literally called ‘mind treatment’; any treatment based on psychological principles designed to alleviate emotional distress, social difficulties or behavioral disorders. (Kristal, Leonard. The ABC of Psychology, BF 31 AE15 1981, Information-Reference, 2nd floor)

Psychotherapy is a method of working with patients/clients to assist then to modify, change, or reduce factors that interfere with effective living. (Corsini, Raymond J. Encyclopedia of Psychology, BF 31 E5 1994 v.3, Information-Reference, 2nd floor)

Psychotherapy - Any form of treatment for mental illnesses, behavioral maladaptations, and/or other emotional problems, in which a trained person deliberately establishes a professional relationship with a client for the purpose of removing, modifying, or retarding existing symptoms and/or behavior problems, and of promoting positive personality growth and development. (Ramachandran, V.S. Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, BF 31 E45 1994 v.3, Information-Reference, 2nd floor)

Books dealing with the topic are listed in the catalog under the headings:

  • Adolescent psychotherapy
  • Bioenergetic psychotherapy
  • Brief psychotherapy - Case studies
  • Child psychotherapy
  • Child psychotherapy - Philippines
  • Client-centered psychotherapy
  • Existential psychotherapy
  • Family psychotherapy
  • Family psychotherapy - Technique
  • Group psychotherapy
  • Group psychotherapy - Addresses, essays, lectures
  • Group psychotherapy - Case studies
  • Marital psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapist and patient
  • Psychotherapy - Addresses, essays, lectures
  • Psychotherapy - Decision making
  • Psychotherapy - Dictionaries
  • Psychotherapy - Education
  • Psychotherapy - History
  • Psychotherapy - Methods
  • Psychotherapy - Moral and ethical aspects
  • Psychotherapy - Philippines
  • Psychotherapy - Religious aspects
  • Psychotherapy - Study and teaching
  • Psychotherapy for the aged
  • Psychotherapy patients - Cases, clinical reports, statistics
  • Rational-emotive psychotherapy

The following subject headings may be helpful in locating related books:

  • Behavior therapy
  • Family - Mental health
  • Family - Psychological aspects
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Grief therapy
  • Group counseling - Addresses, essays, lectures
  • Mental disorders - Therapy
  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Mental illness - Treatment
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Small groups - Psychological aspects

Basic references located at the Information-Reference, 2nd floor:

Text located at the Br. Andrew Hall Library, 2nd floor :

Texts located at the Br. Benedict LRC, AGH Bldg, 18th floor:

Texts located at the Circulation, 3rd floor:

Texts located at the Filipiniana, 4th floor:

Texts located at the Special Collections, Archives, 4th floor:

  • Bitanga-Valeros Collection
  • Quito Collection


(Periodicals, 2nd floor)


Proquest Online


(Information-Reference, 2nd floor)

(Archives, 4th floor)

(Instructional Media Services, Ground floor)

  • Ellis, Albert. Rational emotive-therapy : with children and adolescents. V003011

    (Archives, 4th floor)


    Proquest Digital Dissertations


    American Group Psychotherapy Association
    [Retrieved November 9, 2010]
    "Welcome to the American Group Psychotherapy Association’s website. 0ur organization is an interdisciplinary community that has been enhancing practice, theory and research of group therapy. AGPA provides the support you are looking for to enhance your work as a mental healthcare professional or your life as a member of a therapeutic group."

    Group Psychotherapy Home Page - by Haim Weinberg
    [Retrieved November 9, 2010]
    "Haim Weinberg’s Group Psychotherapy Resource Guide and Home to the Group Psychotherapy Professional Online Discussion List."

    Liberation Psychotherapy
    [Retrieved November 9, 2010]
    "This is a site that concentrates upon ideas on human nature. We love ideas and we love sharing them. Here you will find no closed system that is maintained by rigid believers. Rather, you will find an openness to learn from anyone and anything that will benefit the future of humanity."

    Psychotherapy in Los Angeles
    [Retrieved November 9, 2010]
    "A group of experienced psychologists and psychotherapists provide therapy for anxiety, depression, shyness, couple and marital counseling, life change..."

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    Compiled by: Mr. Wilfredo A. Frias Jr.

    Date: April 2003 / November 2010