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Feb292004 Sunday CHANAPSNotes From ReadingCHAPTER 15 TREATMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERSIThe Elements of the Treatment ProcessATreatments How Many Types Are There1Insight Therapyie talking therapy Roots found in Freudian psychology Clients engage in complex verbal interactions with therapists aGoalpursue increased insight regarding the nature of clients difficulties and sort through possible solutions bie FamilyMarital Therapy 2Behavior Therapybased on principles of learning Make direct efforts to alter problematic responses ie phobias and maladaptive habits ie drug useaInvolves classical operant and observational learning 3Biomedical Therapiesinvolve interventions into a persons biological functioning through drug and electroconvulsive shock therapy ie PsychiatristBClients Who Seeks Therapy 1Most popular treatments for anxiety and depression 215 of population receives mental health service in a year 3Reasons people dont pursue treatmentcost lack of insurance stigma personal weaknessCTherapists Who Provides Professional Treatment1Psychologistsa2 Typesclinical psychologists and counseling psychologistsboth specialize in diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and everyday behavioral problems bClinicaltreatment of full fledged disorders cCounselingtreatment of everyday adjustment problems in normal people dMust earn doctoral degree ePsychologists more likely to use behavioral techniques 2Psychiatristphysicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders aMDDegree3Other Mental Health Professionals aHospitalsclinical social workers psychiatrist nurses as part of a team bCounselorsschools etcmaritaldrug counseling IIInsight Therapies Involve verbal interactions intended to enhance the clients self knowledge and thus promote healthful changes in personality and behavior APsychoanalysis1Psychoanalysisan insight therapy that emphasizes the recovery of unconscious conflicts motives and defenses through techniques such as free association and transference 2Freudneurotic problems are caused by unconscious conflicts left over from early childhood Inner conflicts of Id ego and superego 3Probing the Unconscioustwo techniquesaFree Associationclients spontaneously express their thoughts and feelings exactly as they occur with as little censorship as possible 14
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