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According to this question: Would most people benefit from psychotherapy? most people would benefit from psychotherapy.

I'm trying to narrow that question to only the people which have experienced some psychopathology and went into a cognitive therapy.

Wikipedia explains that the differences between psychotherapy and counseling can be summarized in the following sentence:

Unlike the patient in psychotherapy, the client in counseling does not need to be cured or helped to overcome a psychological suffering, but draws on the skills of the counselor as an aid skills they already possess in order to achieve the goals you want, in the ways and in the times that are responsive.

Does the evidence support the idea that most people affected by psychopathology would strongly benefit from continuing cognitive psychotherapy / counseling after the main problems disappear?

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Isn't this question too broad? I suspect that a cognitive therapist and a Freudian would have vastly different responses to this question, they would even define "therapy" and "continuing therapy" differently. –  sindikat Mar 26 '14 at 10:29
@sindikat: I don't have an academical background. How can I narrow the question? Is enough to add the adjective "cognitive" for making the question ok? –  Revious Mar 26 '14 at 12:48
i'm not an academic either, i probably know even less than you. I just think how this can be improved, because quality answers largely depend on how question is formulated. –  sindikat Mar 26 '14 at 12:57

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