PSYC 1115 Lecture Notes - Dream Interpretation, Psych, Acute Stress Reaction

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Published on 19 Apr 2013
School
Langara College
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1115
Professor
Psych 100
March 27, 2013
Snap shot (in words) of insight therapies
Brief snap shot of insight therapies
goals differ depending on type
-psychoanalysis: expand awareness, insight into unconscious processes
-humanistic-existential: realize fullest potential by understanding self
assumptions
-psychoanalysis: insight into unconscious conflicts reduces symptoms
-humanistic-existential: self-actualization is a process
methods
-psychoanalysis: dream analysis, free association, interpretation
-humanistic-existential: reflection, express feelings, take responsibility for your
life and choices, acceptance by therapist
efficacy
-better than no treatment, but less effective than structured therapies such as
cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy
-not effective for psychotic disorders
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Humanistic-existential: reflection, express feelings, take responsibility for your life and choices, acceptance by therapist. Better than no treatment, but less effective than structured therapies such as cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy, cognitive-behavioural therapy. Cognitive therapy: encouragement target negative explanatory style and change into positive change thinking style. Behavioural: encourage people to associate negative with positive feelings. Randomized controlled trials: participants randomly assigned to treatment, control condition without treatment. Meta-analysis: compile many studies together, examine overall [most powerful evidence] Example of outcome research: 90 patients with schizophrenia symptoms that weren"t responding to drug treatments. Half ra to cbt treatment half to friend treatment. Patients who received cbt showed fewer psychotic symptoms than befriend group. Example of meta-analysis: studies comparing cbt to placebo conditions for anxiety disorders. Overall cbt reduced anxiety symptoms better than placebo. Method: show at-risk, early delinquent adolescents prison or dtes. Assumption: seeing prison in real life, dtes will frighten people to avoid those actions.

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