Week 10 - Clinical Psychology II: Psychological Therapies...

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Unformatted text preview: Clinical Psychology II: Psychological Therapies Topic 8 Helen Pryer Psychology 123 History of Treatment Therapy Psychotherapy An emotionally charged, confiding interaction between a trained therapist and someone who suffers from psychological difficulties There are a number of different forms of therapy Eclectic approach An approach to psychotherapy that, depending on the client’s problems, uses techniques from various forms of therapy Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis Freud believed the patient’s free associations, resistances, dreams, and transferences – and the therapist’s interpretations of them – released previously repressed feelings, allowing the patient to gain self- insight Use has rapidly decreased in recent years Resistance Blocking from consciousness of anxiety-laden material Interpretation Analyst notes the supposed dream meanings, resistances, and other significant behaviours to promote insight Transference The patient’s transfer to the analyst of emotions linked with other relationships eg: love or hatred for a parent Humanistic Therapy Client-centred therapy Developed by Carl Rogers Therapist uses techniques such as active listening within a genuine, accepting, empathic environment to facilitate clients’ growth Active listening Empathic listening in which the listener echoes, restates, and clarifies Behaviour Therapy Behaviour therapy Therapy that applies learning principles to the promotion of desired behaviours or the elimination of unwanted behaviours Exposure therapy Treat anxieties by exposing people (in...
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2008 for the course PSY 123 taught by Professor Various during the Three '04 term at Curtin.

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Week 10 - Clinical Psychology II: Psychological Therapies...

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