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Psych100-Snap shot (in words) of insight therapies.docx

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1115
Professor
C.Rawn
Semester
Winter

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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  Drug therapy: used with behavioural approach SSRI  help with eating, mood, sleeping MAOIs  Cognitive therapy: encouragement target negative explanatory style and change into positive change thinking style  Behavioural: encourage people to associate negative with positive feelings  What evidence is there that psychotherapies are effective? How can we best evaluate psychotherapies?  Gold standard: outcome research randomized controlled trials: ½ participants randomly assigned to
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