PS100 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Gestalt Therapy

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12 Dec 2015
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Goals of treatment help change maladaptive thoughts, feelings, behaviors. Resources for therapy psychologists: can"t prescribe drugs psychiatrists psychological associates, ma, many years of psych therapy, may work for psychologists or psychiatrists. Therapists: not protected, msw will do a lot of work to exit hospital patients. Relationship between client and psychologist and technique. Underlying assumption: tension between unconscious impulses and the current. Conflicts between- unconscious/ irrational impulses (id) versus harsh social constraints of super eg. Goal: create a level of harmony in the system. How: makes you aware of the id, reduces some compliance with superego, gives more strength to the ego. Goal: help patients achieve insight release you from your repression. Insight = conscious awareness of psychodynamics underlying problem. Verbal stream of thoughts, feelings, or images that enter awareness. Assumption- free associations are predetermined not random. Patient encouraged to explore intense and strong feelings. Feelings that they have repressed for fear of punishment/retaliation.

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