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1 ** Important Notice Concerning Lecture Material ** This file includes most, but not all, overhead material presented in lecture (e.g., some material may be altered or added in last-minute changes). The best use of this file is to print it out and take notes on them during lectures. Æ WARNING: Perfect knowledge of this material will not guarantee an A in the course. That is, important details will be presented in lecture but are not presented in this pdf file. Thus, it is very important that you attend lecture and discussion sections. Topic 12: Psychotherapy & Pathology • Who treats mental disorders? • How to assess mental disorders? • What theoretical orientations What theoretical orientations should one adopt for treatment? • Why do people get mental disorders? Psychotherapy involves the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders. Topic 12: Psychotherapy & Pathology Psy 1: Spring 2008
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2 Who Treats Mental Disorders? The Clinical Psychologist Duties ¾ Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders ¾ Understanding of personality theory and ways to treat different mental disorders Training ¾ Undergraduate degree in psychology ¾ Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (4-5 years) ¾ Internship (Post-doctoral clinical training) (1-2 years) ¾ Licensure (examination) Setting ¾ Private practice ¾ Hospitals ¾ Businesses/Government ¾ Schools (more common are Educational Psychologists) Areas of Specialization in Psychology Clinical ¾ abnormal behavior and psychological disorders Biological and Industrial/Organizational 3% Social and Personality 8% ¾ assessment & treatment Counseling ¾ dealing with normal life situations ¾ provide guidance Rh Other Psychology 15% Developmental 6% Clinical 36% Experimental 16% Personality 8% Educational 3% School 3% Counseling 10% Research ¾ academic/medical setting School/Education learning, job training Topic 12: Psychotherapy & Pathology Psy 1: Spring 2008
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3 Other Clinically Related Vocations •Phys ic ian ¾ Psychiatrist ¾ Neurologist • Other Mental Health Professional ¾ Counseling psychologist/Educational psychologist ¾ Social worker ¾ Marriage & Family Counselor ¾ Psychiatric nurse Clinical Psychologist Receives Referral How to Treat Mental Disorders? Assessment, Diagnosis & Therapy Assessment of family history and behavioral evaluation • Assess family genetic history (depression? schizophrenia? ADHD?) • Assess family/school environment (context-specific? friend support?) • Assess client/patient’s behavior in interview Topic 12: Psychotherapy & Pathology Psy 1: Spring 2008
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4 Family History: Genetics & Environment Genetic Variation The Epigenetic Plane Phenotypic Variation The assessment of family history and behavioral evaluation will cover both genetic and environmental factors Clinical Psychologist Receives Referral How to Treat Mental Disorders?
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2008 for the course PSYCH 1 taught by Professor Shimamura during the Spring '08 term at Berkeley.

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