Class Notes (835,117)
Canada (508,937)
York University (35,197)
Psychology (4,108)
PSYC 1010 (1,345)
Lecture

Treatment of Psychological Disorders Lecture covering treatment of psychological disorders. Topics covered: behaviour therapy (systematic desensitization, implosion therapy, behaviour modification), cognitive therapy (rational-emotive therapy, psychoanaly

2 Pages
116 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1010
Professor
Rebecca Jubis
Semester
Winter

Description
Treatment of Psychological Disorders Therapies are classified into 3 categories: 1. Insight therapies (“talking” therapies). 2. Behaviour Therapy – any therapy that’s based on learning principles. 3. Biomedical Therapies Behaviour Therapy Assumptions 1. Maladaptive behaviours are acquired through “faulty” learning and you can “unlearn” these behaviours with behaviour therapy. 2. You don’t need to uncover the cause for the disorder. Systematic Desensitization – (Wolpe, 1958) 1. Set up an anxiety hierarchy. 2. Train the patient in deep relaxation techniques. 3. Imagine the items in the hierarchy while relaxed. 4. “In vivo” situation Learning Principles that make Systematic Desensitization Effective 1. Counterconditioning – substituting anxiety with relaxation 2. Extinction – weakens anxiety response, and eventually replaces it with relaxation Implosion Therapy (imagine) & Flooding (in vivo)  Relaxation is not used.  Based on extinction only.  Induce anxiety and prevent the client from avoiding the phobic stimulus. Behaviour Modification  Based on operant conditioning. A) Contingency Management Involves the presentation and withdrawal of positive stimulus contingent upon the
More Less

Related notes for PSYC 1010

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit