Methodology and Psychotechnics of reconstruction of the Self in clinical disease of different spectra



In the article on a representative material of the modern Russian theory and practice of psychotherapy, we show that the psychological aspect of physical suffering, although recognized by modern medicine, is traditionally treated as a minor and one that defies prediction and algoritmisation. We conducted a metatheoretic analysis of domestic and foreign concepts in the practice of somatic patients psychotherapy, analyzed the practical effectiveness of different models of person-centered psychotherapy of patients with personality disorders of nonpsychotic genesis. We allocated specific scope of clinical psychologists and psychotherapists, namely personality-oriented psychotherapy in patients with non-psychotic personality disorders or uncomfortable psychological conditions manifested by chronic physical illness. Reflective metatheoretical analysis of existing theory and practice of psychotherapeutic work with these patients allows to clearly define and identify the range of issues, signs of a disorder, i.e. formulate an indicative basis for this particular set of problems and, most importantly, provide appropriate space for the most effective psychotherapeutic intervention aimed at enhancing the adaptive resources of the Self.

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Keywords: psychological aspect of physical suffering, personality-based psychotherapy, non-psychotic disorders, psychotherapeutic work, clinical psychologist activity, activation of adaptive resources of the Self.

Journal rubric: Forensic and Clinical Psychology in Legal Context

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Maksimenko K.S. Methodology and Psychotechnics of reconstruction of the Self in clinical disease of different spectra [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2014. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 74–86. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Ksenya S. Maksimenko, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Doctoral Student, Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine, e-mail:



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