AI in psychotherapy 

Question: Is there a potential for artificial intelligence to benefit the field of human psychotherapy and create synergies? More people want psychotherapy, but the number of therapists is limited, and patients are often faced with time and cost issues. Can artificial intelligence help improve this situation so that more people have access to therapy?

Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2023 Korean Conference.

Well, in its current form, it cannot, but it can be adapted and expanded and refined so that it can perform some functions in terms of listening, giving people certain feedback. It will not be as good as a good human therapist, but it can be as good as a bad human therapist, and it is, of course, correct that more and more people are open to therapy more than they are psychologists.

However, I would suggest that a better solution to this problem and a solution that is likely to be implemented at some point is that you create other forms of therapists, other educations for becoming a therapist that are not as long, not as complicated, not as demanding. We have talked about before that many spiritual people who have been on the path for a while actually have the capacity to serve as a form of counselors for people. Some have already done this, set themselves up giving classes or offering individuals counseling sessions and this is something that in the coming decades will be more common so that you can actually see that people can start out spending one or two decades pursuing spiritual growth on an individual basis, and then, go into the role of being a therapist where they can help other people and give individual sessions.

There can also come a point where there is a more formalized education that people can take so that there can be somewhat of a standard for how to help people instead of it being completely individual. This is actually the preferable solution because a machine can never do what a human being can do when interacting with another human being. It simply is not the case, but you can, of course, program a machine to ask common questions that help people clarify what their issues are, and you can, of course, create a machine that sits there and passively listens for an hour while the patient is talking about itself as many therapists do.


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