PSYC 2310 Chapter Notes - Chapter 14: Systematic Desensitization, Dyskinesia, Psychosurgery

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Chapter 14- treatment of psychological disorders basic goal to help people change maladaptive, self-defeating thoughts, feelings, behaviour patterns to enable normal functioning. Free association: procedure of verbalizing all thoughts that enter consciousness. Believe dreams express impulses, fantasies, wishes, person keeps defended during. Dream interpretation- help client search for unconscious material contained in the without censorship wake hours dreams. Resistance: defensive manoeuvres that hinder therapy process. Transference: when client responds irrationally to analysts as if he/she were an important figure from the past brings out open repressed feelings, can be pos transference (affection) / neg transference (anger) Interpretation: statement by therapist to provide client with insight to behaviour. Interpersonal therapy: structured therapy focuses on current interpersonal problems and enhancing interpersonal skills. Humanistic psychotherapies: view humans as capable of consciously controlling actions/taking responsibility everyone possesses inner resources for self-healing/personal growth focus on present and future instead of past, help clients be aware of feelings as they occur.

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