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Psychotherapy and General Practice

  • Linda Gask (a1) and Graeme McGrath (a2)

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The authors review the development of liaison psychotherapy in general practice, and argue that a 'skill-sharing’ approach, where the general practitioner retains the treatment role, is a more efficient model than a ‘consultation’ approach. Skill-sharing models are reviewed, and the need for psychiatrists and psychotherapists to be more directly involved in teaching basic psychotherapeutic skills to general practitioners is emphasised.

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