The term preventionhas been utilised for some time in medical discourse,
but preventative measures have been gloriously ignored by mainstream psychotherapy.
They wait for a person to dive deep into their psychological distress before providing help.
A Phemiologist believes that there is a lot that can be done to prevent many psychological problems
from arising, in the first place, or to show people how to deal with them, at an early stage.
The medical model of personal problems views people as patients whose illnessess are treated
by means of either a given therapy (see medication), or psychotherapy, or both.
In many cases, people in distress do not require medication or long-term psychotherapy,
as they may greatly benefit from a timely and brief intervention
consisting of an exploration of emotional issues and rational concerns, education
(see training in emotional management and helpful thinking), support and guidance.
Most importantly, the practical application of Phemiology, that is,
The Seven Elements Approach views human being as truly unique individuals.