Therapy Chapter 17

Therapy Chapter 17 - Chapter 17 Therapy I Psychological...

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Chapter 17 Therapy I. Psychological therapies a. Psychoanalytic—Freudian, not a lot of universities give degrees in it anymore b. Humanistic c. Behavioral d. Cognitive II. Clicker question a. Have you ever seen a therapist of some sort? Results: 30% said no, most people at least once i. A lot of clinical psychologists have to work hard to get people, especially men, to come see them when they need help III. The biomedical therapies a. Drug therapies b. Brain stimulation c. Psychosurgery IV. History of treatment a. Maltreatment of the insane throughout the ages was the result of prejudice. Many patients were subjected to strange, debilitating, and downright dangerous treatments b. Used to be mainly punitive c. Hospitals would put people in cages and have normal people come to see the crazy zoo d. Philippe Pinel in France and Dorthea Dix in America founded humane movements to care for the mentally sick V. Psychotherapy a. Involves an emotionally charged, confiding interaction between a trained therapist and a mental patient VI. Biomedical therapy a. Uses drugs or other procedures that act on the patient’s nervous system, curing him or her of psychological disorders b. When psychotherapy alone doesn’t help, as in bipolar cases VII. An eclectic approach uses various forms of healing techniques depending upon the client’s unique problems a. Anxiety disorders and depression can be treated biomedically and with psychotherapy because talking to someone can increase the serotonin levels in their bloodstream I. Psychoanalysis a. Sigmund Freud b. People have the cure inside, they can solve their problems on their own c. Psychological problems originate from childhood impulses and conflicts d. The aim of psychoanalysis is to bring repressed feelings into conscious awareness where the patient can deal with them
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e. Dissatisfied with hypnosis, Freud developed the method of free association to unravel the unconscious mind and its conflicts i. Especially difficult for Victorians, who were extremely self-conscious f. During free association, the patient edits his thoughts, resisting his or her feelings to express emotions i. Freudian slips ii. Eventually the patient opens up and reveals his or her innermost private
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This note was uploaded on 05/11/2008 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor White during the Fall '07 term at New Mexico.

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