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(p. 144) Psychotherapy Office Designs That Support Treatment Objectives 

(p. 144) Psychotherapy Office Designs That Support Treatment Objectives
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(p. 144) Psychotherapy Office Designs That Support Treatment Objectives
Author(s):

Sally Augustin

and Agneta Morelli

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190272166.003.0012
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date: 18 November 2017

This chapter provides information about how to design the psychotherapy setting to support therapy objectives. The needs of both practitioner and client are addressed. The goal is to design these spaces so that clients are more likely to feel welcome, at ease, comfortable, in control, and, most importantly, safe. Evidence is presented on the visual, auditory, olfactory, and haptic aspects of design, as well as spatial and climate concerns. Recommendations are provided on the use of lighting, colors, sound, scent, furniture and space arrangements, and art and images in the psychotherapy office.

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