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Psychotherapy

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 203
Professor
Rob Beamish
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 31Psychotherapy part IICognitive therapy is a very distinct form of psychotherapy very differentBetween two possible explanations choose the more simpler one cognitive theories is more cleaner model more simple symptoms are the problem whereas in psychoanalysis therapist is almost ambiguous and the symptoms are underlying of the diseaseCognitive theorist are more in your face confrontation talk about themselves to model appropriate behaviourCognitive therapy is different because it is very structured goal directed environment every session has an agenda with goals to fulfillThe therapy is time limited distinguishes it from psychoanalysis which can go often for months or years cognitive is limited to weeksIn that time frame therapy is present focused at least in the beginning not that past is not important they come up later in the therapy the focus is understanding focusing on symptoms of here and nowIts focus on the problem in psychoanalysis the symptom is viewed as a sign or indication of a disease but for cognitive therapeutic case the symptoms is the problem you treat the symptoms you solve the problemIn this framework the patients and therapists work collaborate work together to build an alliance agree on the terms topics problems to be addressed and the approach that is taken is one that is collaboratedSome level patients thoughts and beliefs are responsible for the cause of behaviourCognitive therapy tries being educational with respect to the nature of their disorder what is the cause and nature of it but beyond that one of the primary goals is to train the patient to become their own therapist in their own lifeThe cognitive model is profoundly simple the principle is that underneath every emotion is a thought every response or behaviour reflects some thought on our part our thoughts determine how we react and behave and when we saw patients one of our objectives is to target the thoughts and beliefs that cause these behavioursSome of the central ta
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