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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2075-3470

ISSN (online): 2311-9446


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

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Phototherapy as a psychotherapeutic tool 5573

Kevats M.A.
Student of the Faculty Clinical and Special Psychology, Moscow City University of Psychology and Education

The article describes a specific approach of using photography in psychotherapy which is called phototherapy by its author J. Weiser and is not widespread in Russian Federation at the time. That concept is distinguished from art therapy and therapeutic photography. Functions of photography are specified in the context of its value for psychotherapy and as a part of phototherapy process. We consider examples of using phototherapy around the world and present our conclusions about the audience and psychological problems where this approach shows its effectiveness.

Keywords: psychotherapy, psychological correction, art therapy, therapeutic photography, phototherapy

Column: Workshop and methods


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