Chapter 15 - Chapter15:Therapy Psychotherapy-;consistsof...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Chapter 15: Therapy Psychotherapy- treatment involving psychological techniques; consists of interactions between a trained therapist and someone seeking to overcome psychological difficulties or achieve personal growth Biomedical Therapy- prescribed medications or procedures that act directly on the person’s physiology Eclectic Approach- an approach to psychotherapy that, depending on the client's problems, uses techniques from various forms of therapy Psychoanalysis- Sigmund Freud’s therapeutic technique. Freud believed that 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; First of the psychological therapies Psychoanalytic theory presumes that healthier, less anxious living becomes possible when people release the energy they had previously devoted to id-ego-superego conflict; emphasizes the formative power of childhood experiences and their ability to mod the adult Resistance- in psychoanalysis, the blocking from consciousness of anxiety-laden material Interpretation- in psychoanalysis, the analyst’s noting supposed dream meanings. Resistances, and other significant behaviors and events in order to promote insight Transference- in psychoanalysis, the patient’s transfer to the analyst of emotions linked with other relationships (such as love or hatred for a parent); feeling, such as dependency or mingled love and anger, that you experienced in earlier relationships with family members or other important people Psychodynamic Therapists- therapy deriving from the psychoanalytic tradition; views individuals as responding to unconscious forces and childhood experiences, and seeks to enhance self-insight
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Insight Therapies- a variety of therapies that aim to improve psychological functioning by increasing a person’s awareness of underlying motive sand defenses Client-Centered Therapy- a humanistic therapy, developed by Carl Rogers, in which the therapist uses techniques such as active listening within a genuine , accepting, empathic environment to facilitate clients’ growth. (Also called
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern