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Lecture 33
Chapter 18- The Treatment of mental Disorders
oThink about the psychological processes being caused by the brain
oApproach that a doctor would take to solve the problem
oChemical imbalance to be fixed
oBrain pathways are affected
oProblem of adaptation
oUsually when it comes to mental disorders
oAnd how you have dealt with problems
oPsychologists have much less to bring to the table by trying to treat schizophrenia
oWhich is the better approach
oTherapy that teaches strategies to deal with it
oOr pills that might dull the symptoms but not solve it
oClient- therapist relationship
oTalk therapy
Has properties that can help
oTherapy relationship is special:
The client is motivated enough to seek therapy
Taking an active step ( first step)
Some movement already
The therapist is skilled
knowledge
Therapist provides client with undivided attention , and shows
concern for the client (empathy)
Caring person
Client usually feels along but now there is someone there
A relationship develops b/w client and therapist
Trust
oTherapeutic alliance- provides safe setting to unveils things in the safe context
oVery important
oPsychodynamic therapy
oBased on Freud’s idea’s of repressed conflicts
First to break new ground
Problems come from problems of adaptation
oFreud’s theory put emphasis in sexual conflicts. These were explored in
psychoanalysis
oPsychodynamic therapy also focuses on repressed conflicts but the
conflicts are not necessarily sexual in nature
oInsight therapies
oGain insight into ones self
oConflicts, hang ups and takes up a lot of mental energy
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Lecture 33 Chapter 18- The Treatment of mental Disorders o Think about the psychological processes being caused by the brain o Approach that a doctor would take to solve the problem o Chemical imbalance to be fixed o Brain pathways are affected o Problem of adaptation o Usually when it comes to mental disorders o And how you have dealt with problems o Psychologists have much less to bring to the table by trying to treat schizophrenia o Which is the better approach o Therapy that teaches strategies to deal with it o Or pills that might dull the symptoms but not solve it o Client- therapist relationship o Talk therapy Has properties that can help o Therapy relationship is special: The client is motivated enough to seek therapy Taking an active step ( first step) Some movement already The therapist is skilled knowledge Therapist provides client with undivided attention , and shows concern for the client (empathy) Caring person Client usually feels along but now there is someone there A relationship develops bw client and therapist Trust o Therapeutic alliance- provides safe setting to unveils things in the safe context o Very important o Psychodynamic therapy o Based on Freuds ideas of repressed conflicts First to break new ground Problems come from problems of adaptation o Freuds theory put emphasis in sexual conflicts. These were explored in psychoanalysis o Psychodynamic therapy also focuses on repressed conflicts but the conflicts are not necessarily sexual in nature o Insight therapies o Gain insight into ones self o Conflicts, hang ups and takes up a lot of mental energy www.notesolution.com
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