Lecture 34

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Published on 7 Apr 2011
School
UTSC
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYA02H3
Professor
Psychology II Lecture 33
Gestalt Therapy
-focus on feeling and body sensation in the present
-create self-confrontation
-develop self-support (modulation)
-develop objective behaviour
-manipulate environment in a way that the patient responds
-do not provide explanation, but instead provide a chance for the patient to discover and conform
himself
-exploration of dream
-body centered awareness
-focus on the physical aspect of patient
-how patient presents himself and problem
RET
-focus on thought process
-help discovering the bad behaviour is the problem
-teach the individual not to engage himself in such actions
-depression and anxiety is the result of the maladaptive behaviour and thought
-therapist helps to search the irrational thought of the patient
-confrontational approach
-thought affects behaviour more that past event
Reflection of the 3 Therapy
-patient feels the most comfortable in the client-centered therapy
-feel angry in the Gestalt therapy, but can learn more about oneself
-think more in RET, develop conflict with the therapist
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Focus on feeling and body sensation in the present. Manipulate environment in a way that the patient responds. Do not provide explanation, but instead provide a chance for the patient to discover and conform himself. Help discovering the bad behaviour is the problem. Teach the individual not to engage himself in such actions. Depression and anxiety is the result of the maladaptive behaviour and thought. Therapist helps to search the irrational thought of the patient. Patient feels the most comfortable in the client-centered therapy. Feel angry in the gestalt therapy, but can learn more about oneself.