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What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a scientific and spiritual healing method aimed at helping individuals or groups who seek help in addressing emotional, mental, and behavioral patterns that cause distress, with the guidance of a therapist. The goal is for the individual to achieve a healthier, more functional, and productive life. Psychotherapy involves working together with the therapist to address problems, explore their origins, discover alternative solutions, and engage in a systematic treatment process aimed at functional behavior.

Areas of Application of Psychotherapy:

Individual Psychotherapy Adolescent and Child Psychotherapy Play Therapy Family Counseling Marriage and Couples Counseling Play Therapy

Play therapy is the treatment and improvement of mental illnesses and behavioral disorders, especially in children, through play or toys by professionals trained in this field. The difficulties children face in expressing themselves verbally due to their underdeveloped vocabulary and cognitive processes that require verbal expression can make it challenging for them to express their psychological states verbally. By using toys, children can reflect their inner worlds through play and resolve the complexity of their inner worlds. Through play therapy, professionals assist children in resolving their internal conflicts and coping with their problems using techniques tailored to the child’s needs.

Psychological Tests Applied:

Personality Tests The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI) and other psychometric scales are used for diagnosis and treatment assistance.

The MMPI test is used to determine an individual’s mental problems, assess their susceptibility to psychopathology, and evaluate the suitability of public safety workers for their jobs. The MMPI consists of 566 questions and includes about 15 separate scales.

Various scales are used for the assessment and objective measurement of depression and anxiety disorders (Beck Depression Inventory, Social Phobia Scale, SCL-90).

Developmental Tests

Child development tests such as the AGTE measure the child’s language, psychosocial development, fine motor skills, and gross motor skills. These tests serve as screening tools for developmental delays and abnormalities.

The WISC-R Intelligence Test is used to assess children’s cognitive abilities, and through the prepared psychogram, the child’s susceptibility to psychological problems can be observed.

Neuropsychological Tests

These tests, which assist in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems, measure an individual’s cognitive performance. They provide information about the characteristics of dementia-related disorders in older adults, and depression screenings are also conducted during evaluations.

Tests such as the Mini-Mental State Examination, Digit Span, Verbal Learning Test, Stroop Test, Benton Facial Recognition Test, Luria Battery, Boston Naming Test are used to measure an individual’s memory and executive cognitive functions.

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