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QuickTimeP and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. Evaluating Therapies
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To whom do people turn for help with psychological  difficulties? 
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Within psychotherapies cognitive therapies are  most widely used, followed by psychoanalytic and  family/group therapies. 
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Clinical psychologists:  PhDs  or PsyDs. Expert in research,  assessment, and therapy,  supplemented by a supervised  internship. Clinical or Psychiatric Social Worker:   Master of Social Work plus postgraduate  supervision prepares some social workers  to offer psychotherapy, mostly to people  with everyday personal and family  problems. QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Counselors:   Pastoral counselors,  abuse counselors work with a  problems arising from family  relations and substance abuse and  with spouse and child abusers and  their victims. Psychiatrists:   Physicians who  specialize in the treatment of  psychological disorders. Not all  psychiatrists have had extensive  training in psychotherapy, but as  MDs they can prescribe  medications.  QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture. QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor are needed to see this picture.
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Is Psychotherapy Effective? It is difficult to gauge the effectiveness of psychotherapy  because there are different levels on which its  effectiveness can be measured. 1. Does the patients sense improvement? 2. Does the therapist feel the patient has improved? 3. How do friends and family feel about patient’s  improvement?
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Client’s Perceptions If you ask clients about their experiences of getting into therapy, they  always overestimate its effectiveness. Critics however remain  skeptical. 1.
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This note was uploaded on 09/15/2008 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Schreier during the Spring '08 term at University of Michigan.

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