Chapter 17 - Lecture 17 Key Terms

Chapter 17 - Lecture 17 Key Terms - Chapter 17 Lecture 17...

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Chapter 17 – Lecture 17 - Therapy 1. Psychological therapy – an emotionally charged, confiding interaction between a trained therapist and someone suffering from psychological difficulties and is used with psychological disorders that are believed to be learned (eg phobias). 2. Biomedical therapy – prescribed medications or medical procedures that act directly on the patient’s nervous system and is usually used for disorders thought to have biological causes (eg schizophrenia). 3. Psychoanalysis – based on Freud’s theory, assumes disorders develop because of conflicts early in life. The goal is to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness so patient can deal with them. 4. Free association – type of therapy where the analyst usually sits out of the patient’s view and have the patient say whatever comes into her head in a completely candid, uncensored manner because those thoughts may be childhood memories, dreams, recent experiences, etc. 5. Resistance – the blocking from consciousness of anxiety-laden material. 6. Transference – the transfer to the analyst of emotions linked with other relationships and give the patient a chance to “work-through” that relationship. a. Positive reactions – eg patient “falls in love” with analyst as atmosphere of trust develops. b. Negative reactions – eg when sensitive material is surfacing and therapy becomes challenging. 7. Psychodynamic therapy – a brief and less expensive version of traditional psychoanalysis. Differences being: a. Shorter and less intensive than Freud’s therapy. b. Less concerned with unconscious, psychosexual development, childhood experiences. c. More awareness of environmental influences. d. More interaction and warmth toward client. 8. Humanistic perspective – humanistic therapist help people grow in self-awareness and self-acceptance with emphasizes people’s self-fulfillment. Difference between humanistic and psychoanalytic therapists being:
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a. Humanistic therapists focus on present and future more than post. b.
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course PSYC 7A taught by Professor Staff during the Winter '99 term at UC Irvine.

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Chapter 17 - Lecture 17 Key Terms - Chapter 17 Lecture 17...

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