chapter  2
When More Is Less: A Common Difficulty in Collaborative Treatment of Human Distress
ByPhoebe S. Prosky, MSW
Pages 9

Our current understanding of the multidimensionality of psychological events reveals that we have choices as to how to describe them. Each choice brings with it its own hypothesis about the etiology of the event and determines the appropriate interventions for addressing it. For example, an event may be described as a state of depression (mind), a change in body chemistry (body), a detachment from important others (context). Each of these descriptions implies its own etiology and its own therapeutic response.