Personal Uniqueness Therapy: Living with an Inner Ideal
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 3, Issue 1, January 2014, Pages: 1-7
Received: Jan. 25, 2014; Published: Feb. 20, 2014
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Leonid Z. Levit, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Centre for Psychological Health and Education, Minsk, Belarus
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Abstract
The article under consideration represents a new system of psychotherapy and self-therapy – Personal Uniqueness Therapy (PUT). It is based on the author’s Person-oriented conception of happiness (POCH), particularly its “PU” system. The motivating force of inner ideals is applied in the process of therapy. The author demonstrates PUT distinctions from all other systems of therapy which have a surface resemblance to it. A client is taught to feel, get in contact and gradually broaden her ideal part that helps her to initiate the coping process during distress and gradually overcome external difficulties. A vignette concerning the application of the main PUT techniques in the author’s work with a depressive client is adduced.
Keywords
Positive Psychology, Psychotherapy, Personal Uniqueness, Egoism, the Ideal, Meaning, Self-Realization
To cite this article
Leonid Z. Levit, Personal Uniqueness Therapy: Living with an Inner Ideal, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-7. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20140301.11
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