Methodology of individual work for the successful functioning of the individual in the modern social world

Despite its name, Sociofunctional Therapy is NOT aimed only at people with problems and/or mental disorders!

Often, one needs direction; an incentive to “continue”; support to reach one’s potential; or to find meaning again in this whole mess called “life”

Here are some of the objectives that can be achieved through Sociofunctional therapy:


  • Significant increase of self-understanding and self-awareness
  • Awareness of the factors helping and/or hindering the successful functioning of the individual in the modern social world
  • Optimizing performance in important areas of an individual’s life
  • Timely identification of potential and/or actual mental disorders
  • Addressing the identified potential and/or actual mental disorders in order to improve the general mental state of the individual
  • Building a comprehensive framework for understanding the world, allowing to reach the maximum potential of the individual in his individual context


Sociofunctional therapy is based on the “Socioanalytic Theory” (Hogan, Jonesy, and Cheek, 1985), which, after an in-depth analysis of the entire scientific literature on the subject, derive a set of suggestions and conclusions, giving a very comprehensive and plausible understanding of the modern social world. (You can see more on the topic here)

Therapy, in its essence, is a methodology aimed at achieving the successful functioning of the individual in the modern social world.

It is based on personality psychology, social psychology, and psychotherapy.

Relying on in-depth personal profiling with the help of tools for assessment and evaluation of values, characteristic behaviors, counterproductive behaviors, and personal characteristics, the methodology has a strongly applied character, focusing on individual characteristics of the person and approach, based on his specific life situation, his personal life goals, and his individual personal profile.


  • By identifying weaknesses, negative predispositions, potential and/or real mental disorders, antisocial behaviors, and other types of difficulties that hinder the normal functioning of the individual, the therapy aims to mitigate the factors that negatively affect his life and realization.
  • By identifying strengths, positive predispositions, pro-social behaviors, and other types of benefits that the individual has, the methodology aims to optimize his performance in all important areas of his life.
  • Finally, through life goal setting and identification and development of the necessary competencies in the individual, the methodology aims to compensate for the weaknesses and ensure its effective functioning in the modern social world.


The methodology relies on the so-called “integrative approach” in psychotherapy – combining techniques from different psychotherapeutic areas in order to achieve the optimal result for the individual. (Including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Adler Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Existential Therapy, etc.)

The approach relies on offering a specific “view of the world” coming from the theoretical basis of the methodology, as well as exploring the accompanying emotions after understanding and accepting or rejecting the matter. This reveals the potential directions for working with the individual and the possible techniques for improving his successful functioning.

    The specific choice of appropriate technique depends on three things:


    • The individual profile of the individual
    • The specific “step” that is being worked on in the context of the theory behind the methodology
    • The set life-goals


    • Acquiring the ability to identify, name, realize and manage emotions and work with personal ones and those of others
    • Impulse control
    • Increased self-acceptance
    • Reduced stress and the ability to deal with it
    • Increased understanding and usage of social skills
    • Improved decision-making and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to set goals and consistently follow the set goals
    • Sense of control over life by taking responsibility for your actions and their consequences
    • Ability to adequately assess the environment, the consequences of one’s own behavior and the behavior of others and the risks arising from them
    • Understanding of others and society
    • Awareness of behavioral norms
    • Building a positive attitude towards life and the world
    • Ability to deal with conflicts and negotiate
    • Realistic expectations for yourself and others
    • Verbal and nonverbal communication skills improvement
    • Increasing the usefulness of the individual for the world and others
    • Mastering mechanisms to deal with fears, anxieties, worries, sadness, and loneliness
    • Overall improvement of mental health
    • Overall improvement of physical health and tonus
    • Building a long-term vision and strategy for life and the important areas in it
    • Building the ability to identify and use the various dependencies and causal relationships in the modern world, providing the ability to adequately anticipate important events in the life of the individual and others.
    • Increasing the ability to achieve satisfactory results in all areas of life
    • Increasing the ability to cooperate
    • Getting personal answers to the important questions in life
    • Overall increase the ability to deal with challenges and difficulties
    • And many others…

    You are wondering if Sociofunctional therapy is right for you, or you just want to learn more? 

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