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Chapter 15

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Feb292004, Sunday CHANAPS Notes From Reading C HAPTER15: T REATMENT O FP SYCHOLOGICALD ISORDERS I. The Elements of the Treatment Process A. Treatments: How Many Types Are There? 1. Insight Therapy i.e. talking therapy. Roots found in Freudian psychology. Clients engage in complex verbal interactions with therapists. a. Goal pursue increased insight regarding the nature of clients difficulties and sort through possible solutions. b. i.e. FamilyMarital Therapy. 2. Behavior Therapy based on principles of learning. Make direct efforts to alter problematic responses (i.e. phobias) and maladaptive habits (i.e. drug use). a. Involves classical, operant and observational learning. 3. Biomedical Therapies involve interventions into a persons biological functioning, through drug and electroconvulsive (shock) therapy i.e. Psychiatrist. B. Clients: Who Seeks Therapy 1. Most popular treatments for anxiety and depression. 2. 15% of population receives mental health service in a year. 3. Reasons people dont pursue treatment cost, lack of insurance, stigma (personal weakness). C. Therapists: Who Provides Professional Treatment 1. Psychologists a. 2 Types clinical psychologists and counseling psychologists both specialize in diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and everyday behavioral problems. b. Clinical treatment of full fledged disorders. c. Counseling treatment of everyday adjustment problems in normal people. d. Must earn doctoral degree. e. Psychologists more likely to use behavioral techniques. 2. Psychiatrist physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. a. MD Degree 3. Other Mental Health Professionals a. Hospitals clinical social workers, psychiatrist nurses as part of a team. b. Counselors schools, etc. maritaldrug counseling. II. Insight Therapies Involve verbal interactions intended to enhance the clients self knowledge and thus promote healthful changes in personality and behavior. A. Psychoanalysis 1. Psychoanalysis an insight therapy that emphasizes the recovery of unconscious, conflicts, motives, and defenses through techniques such as free association and transference. 2. Freud neurotic problems are caused by unconscious conflicts left over from early childhood. Inner conflicts of Id, ego, and superego. 15 www.notesolution.com
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