Psychotherapy in general practice

  • BG Beyers


A psychiatrist can accomplish psychotherapy with reconstructive goals successfully within 3 to 5 years. A general practitioner should be able to observe and modify a very small segment of a disturbed personality during consultations lasting 8 to 10 minutes. An attempt is made to d~scribe how this can be achieved by complete identification with the patient and his problem: the discovery of a basic defect in his personality; attempting to bring this to his understanding and by teaching him to improve his behaviour.

S. Afr. Med. J., 48, 1581 (1974)

Author Biography

BG Beyers
Provincial Hospital, Vryheid, Natal

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135