Professor Garry Prouty's Pre Therapy is an approach which
focuses on patients who are difficult to engage. It is applicable
for patinets who experience regression, psychosis, learning
disabilities, special needs, dementia and alzheimers disease.
Making successful connection with patinets in order to engage in
meaningful conversations has thwarted doctors and nurses for decades. This has
resulted in patinets being
psychologically isolated and trapped within their own being.
Prouty's natural flair of reaching through by making contact
with patients is a major break through. Following years of working with patients suffering
from regressive behaviour and psychotic experiencing, Prouty eventually
formulated his Pre Therapy expertise in 1994.
Pre Therapy is a Person -Centred and deeply respectful approach, bringing
alive the meaning of Carl
Rogers 'Psychological Contact. This is the essential contact
which is necessary for all people to engage in
reciprocal relationships. Over all apsychotic people are unaware
of their individual functioning within psychological contact. Pre
Therapy' Contact Reflections are the Skills which encourage
low functioning patients who may be out of touch with their own sense of self, in relation
people and their surroundings to regain their essential contact. Patients are
to engage in the daily activities of life and at the same time the
psychotic experiences begins to recede.
This is the Essence of Prouty’s Pre Therapy Contact Skills.
Introduction to Contact Work Pre Therapy and the work of Garry Prouty