There is no doubt some overlap between psychotherapy and perspective analysis.
However, it’s helpful to identify some general differences.
- therapist / patient counselling
- identify, diagnose and resolve mental disorders and problematic thinking and behaviors.
- trained/licensed therapist
- Goal of improving overall wellness of mental health and well-being
- Therapist (often) stays neutral / detached
- Therapist maintains boundaries on what is within the realm of therapy and their patient’s worldviews.
- Define, create, and follow-through with wellness goals
- peer-to-peer conversation
- not focused on problems or disorders
- Analyst shares their personal perspective, knowledge and experiences
- Licensing doesn’t (yet) exist for this field.
- Clarity through exploration of perspectives
- Focused on helping people expand their own perspectives and listen to other peoples perspectives
- Helps one respect one’s own thoughts/perspectives as well as respect other’s perspectives
- See the bigger and broader picture
- Fleshes out client’s unique political, social, ethical, and spiritual outlook
- touching on society and humans as a whole
- help clarify personal goals
- Client is becoming more aware of their behavior, emotions, moods, and thoughts.
- Identify sources of stress and conflict, both internally and interpersonally.