Bio-Psycho-Social Approach to Psychotherapy

Bio-psycho-social approach to psychotherapy refers to a systemic framework or way of looking at and understanding an issue by integrating across various levels that affect human behaviour. Rather than taking a reductionist view and focusing only on the symptom, we expand our lens wider and try to understand other aspects of your life that may be contributing to your symptom.

Biological factors refers to everything to do with one’s physical make up that includes their genetics, their temperament, their physical abilities including any physical limitations, as well as physical health issues.

Psychological factors refer to your factors such as your pattern of thinking, feeling and behaving, your personality, your personal views, attitudes and beliefs.

Social factors refers to the social groups you are participating in and shape your thoughts, feelings and behaviour. This includes your relationships with friend, family, classmates, coworkers, etc., the community your belong to, your work or school, ethnic and/or racial group, country, etc.