Lecture 33

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Published on 5 Apr 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
Psychology II Lecture 33
Psychological problem
-treatment includes medication, electrode, and lesion (biological not psychological approach)
-mental disorder is problem of adaptation
Clinical psychology
-include assessment
-talk therapy includes exploring the problem
Relationship in therapy
-patient is motivated enough to seek help
-trusting relationship between patient and therapist
Freud
-come up with the theory that the patient should gain insight about himself
-focus on childhood sexually abuse event
-develop conflict when the person tries to repress the feeling in the sub-consciousness
-feel threatened and too upset to think, resulting in depression
Free association
-patient is free to talk about anything, even details that may not be related to the situation
Dream interpretation
-no superego or ego that is in control of the thought
Resistance and defensiveness
-a person that cancels an appointment shows resistance
Transference
-strong feeling about his parents may be transferred into attitude toward the therapist
-make the conflict conscious
Source of unhappiness
-resolve conflicts in the childhood
Client center therapy
-does not try to investigate event in the childhood that may be a potential cause of the depression
-patient needs to feel good about themselves
-develop a warm relationship with the patient
-let him feel worthy
-therapist is non-directional, does not give opinion or solution, bound back only
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Treatment includes medication, electrode, and lesion (biological not psychological approach) Come up with the theory that the patient should gain insight about himself. Develop conflict when the person tries to repress the feeling in the sub-consciousness. Feel threatened and too upset to think, resulting in depression. Patient is free to talk about anything, even details that may not be related to the situation. No superego or ego that is in control of the thought. A person that cancels an appointment shows resistance. Strong feeling about his parents may be transferred into attitude toward the therapist. Does not try to investigate event in the childhood that may be a potential cause of the depression.