psych 11-29 - November 29, 2007 Intro. to Psych Causes...

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November 29, 2007 Intro. to Psych Causes -trauma-induced psychoses -not always permanent -with therapy Therapy -eclectic approaches -goal: utilize the useful dimensions of multiple theories -criticism: flying blind? -psychoanalytic approaches -goal bring unconscious information to consciousness, facilitating insight -opportunity for patient to know themselves better -criticism: interpretations of unconscious material can’t be validated; elitist -behavioral approaches -goal: apply learning principles to reduce/eliminate troubling behavior -criticism: can offer temporary change; ethical concerns -humanistic approaches -goal: facilitate self-acceptance, insight through unconditional positive regard -criticism: often naïve; inappropriate sometimes -family therapies -goal: every group is a system, so intervene in the system to effect individual change -criticism: elitist!!!; oversimplified -cognitive approaches -goal: change your thoughts and your behavior and feelings will follow -criticism: usually helpful but can be shallow
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