The field of clinical psychology is comprised of four major categories. These are clinical psychology, clinical social work, counseling and marriage and family therapy. These are the most commonly known types but there are others. Other types include behavioral therapy, cognitive therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. All of these have proven successful in treating different types of problems.
Clients tend to have a variety of types of experiences with each therapist. Some clients speak about their feelings and get very personal with their issues. This type of talking is called descriptive talking. They may describe their problem in great detail and offer advice on how they can overcome the issue. The goal of the talking clients is to express how they truly feel and what they have experienced before speaking to the therapist.
The second type of talkative client is one who shares with the therapist about his experiences in a more generalized form. The therapist will then respond to the story and try to understand what the client is saying. The goal is for the two therapists to understand each other and reach some sort of understanding. The therapist’s main focus is trying to help the client solve his/her problem.
The third group of clients are those who describe their problems to a therapist rather than sharing them with them. These types are referred to as informative talkers. In general, the client will share everything that they experience rather than focusing on specific details. At times, he may offer advice or insights that could be useful to the client. This therapist is not trained in the specific areas related to his clients problem.
The fourth type of talker is one who simply has a problem related to speaking. This type tends to be shy and is not always willing to open up. However, if pushed to the question, he will usually do so. If a problem regarding talking ever occurs between the therapist and his/her patient, it is important for the therapist to have good rapport with the person.
The fifth type is the one who opens up but is unable to express his/her thoughts and ideas. This therapist is often the opposite of the first three mentioned. They tend to be very comfortable opening up, but are afraid to let out their opinions or feelings. They are therefore good consultants when it comes to handling social situations.
Last, but not least is the passive talker. This type tends to be the opposite of the active ones mentioned earlier. This type of talker is not eager to share his/her problems, but would much rather remain aloof and observe. They will often listen and carefully listen to what the client has to say. However, they are rarely able to come up with any solutions.
These are the types of talk therapy that can be found in a typical therapist’s office. Each of these types of talkers has his/hers own advantages and disadvantages, depending on the client and the therapist. However, it is always a good idea for clients to have a healthy respect for all these types of talkers. After all, every one has his/her own characteristics and flaws. And as a therapist, you have to find the best way to put these to use and help the client to solve his/her problem.
As far as the positive aspects of each of these types of therapists are concerned, both have their own good points. For example, a passive therapist is able to see the big picture and how to deal with a certain problem by just observing the client. On the other hand, an active therapist is able to figure out what is wrong with the client and how to solve the problem accordingly.
As for the negative aspects of each of these types of talk therapists, some clients tend to be irritable and hard to get along with. On the other hand, some clients may also be too eager to share everything about themselves and the problem they are facing, which may be uncomfortable for the therapist. Clients should know their own limits and boundaries before engaging a therapist. Also, clients should be open to being challenged by a therapist.
In what are the 4 types of talk therapy? It is up to you to choose which type fits you best. Although all types of talk therapy can help clients get over emotional issues, the type of therapist that will help you achieve your goals is up to you. Talk therapy is not limited to clinical psychiatrists. You can seek the advice of a psychiatrist in the field of Cognitive-behavioral therapy, counseling, or psychodynamic therapy.