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Lecture 20

PSYC 102: Lecture 20

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PSYC 102
David Klonsky

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Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Lecture #20 - April 2, 2013 Therapy Chapter History of Western Treatment:  Bedlam/St. Mary of Bethlehem (1700s) o Patients tortured and mistreated o Put on public display  Philippe Pinel, Dorothea Dix (1800s) o 1st to see psychological problems as mental illness  Asylums (1900s) o Protection and treatment o And containment?  Deinstitutionalization (1960s) Cultural Context:  Western views o Disease/illness something that happens inside someone  Non-Western views o Can focus on cooperation, interdependence community (not removing someone)  Cultural Symbols and Rituals of Curing o Shamanism o Ritual hearing o Dissociation of consciousness Harmful Therapies: Things of the Past?  Rebirthing therapy  Recovered memory therapy  Critical incident stress debriefing Goals of Major Therapies:  Reaching a diagnosis  Proposing a probably etiology (cause)  Making a prognosis  Treatment planning  Often a theory-driven enterprise Goals of Major Therapies:  Biomedical therapies o Alter brain functioning via chemical or physical interventions  Surgery  Electric shock  Magnetic stimulation  Drugs  Psychotherapy o Change faulty behaviors, thoughts, perceptions and emotions Psychology 102: Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology Psychological Therapies:  Psychodynamic  Behavioral  Cognitive  Humanistic Therapists and Therapeutic Settings:  Clinical psychologi
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