PSYC 1002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Thioridazine, Alprazolam, Fluoxetine

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Treatment options for psychological disorders
Psychotherapy
Insight therapies (looking at the unconscious)
-“talk therapy”
Behaviour therapies
-changing overt behaviours, cognitive behavioural therapy,
changing thoughts too
Biomedical therapies
-biological functioning (drug therapy, )
Clients: who seeks therapy?
most common presenting problems: -anxiety and depression
long delays
half of those who seek mental health services don’t have a diagnosable
problem (relationship problems)
Who provides treatment?
clinical psychologists (focus on big disorders, anxiety depression)
counselling psychologists (day to day issues)
psychological associates
psychiatrists (have a medical degree who specialize in treating
psychological disorders)
clinical social workers, psychiatric nurses
counsellors: high level degree, education counsellors, parental
counsellors
Insight therapy(talk therapy) : psychoanalysis
Sigmund Freud and followers
Goal: discover unresolved unconscious conflicts
-free association
-dream analysis
-interpretation
-resistance and transference
Insight Therapies(talk therapy): Client-Centred Therapy
Carl Rogers
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