Garry F. Prouty

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Pre-Therapy is an evolution from client-centered theory and practice. The focus of Pre-Therapy is on regressed patients such as the psychotic retarded or chronic schizophrenics. It is also applicable to demented populations. The central construct is psychological contact, described as the necessary condition of psychotherapy and outlined on three levels:(More)
Pre-Therapy is a theory conceptualizing about psychological contact practiced with low-functioning persons. This category includes schizophrenic people, retarded people, and geriatric clients who are too isolated and withdrawn for regular psychotherapy. The techniques, known as Contact Reflections, are Situational, Facial, Word-for-Word, Bodily, and(More)
This article describes the symbolic and phenomenological characteristics as well as the experiential process of the schizophrenic hallucination. Considerable attention is paid to insights derived from this type of treatment. Specifically, the concept of primary process is examined as well as the structural nature of the self in the schizophrenic psychosis.(More)
Contact Reflections are the primary method of Pre-Therapy. There are five formalized techniques: situational, facial, word-for-word, body, and reiterative. Together they form a web of psychological contact enabling the development of therapeutic relationships. A case history of treatment with a client with retardation and psychosis is presented with a(More)
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