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What is process vs content in therapy?

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Process and content are two pieces to an overall idea of therapy and are also their own versions of therapy altogether. Process therapy deals with the actions and process, both of how something came to be (such as a negative reaction or experience) and how to resolve it (what steps need to be taken). Content therapy, focuses instead on the event or object—the content. Essentially it is a focus on the actual problem, and the therapy is revolved around confronting the issue and accepting it in order to move on.

For example, process therapy would deal with how someone came to have anxiety by addressing the stresses in the individual's life from a young age and then make a path forward to address those...

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