Key_therapy_terms_chapter_15 - Key Therapy Terms (Lahey,...

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Key Therapy Terms (Lahey, 2007, Chapter 15) Psychotherapy: Ethical Standards- 1. The goals of treatment must be carefully considered with the client. They should be in the best interest of the client and society and must be fully understood by the client. 2. The choices for alternative treatment methods should be considered. 3. The therapist must only treat problems that he or she is qualified to treat. No therapist is trained to use all forms of therapy or handle all types of problems. 4. The effectiveness of treatment must be evaluated in some way. The best way of doing this is to use meaningful measures to progress in treating it. 5. The rules and laws regarding the confidentiality of all information obtained about the client must be fully explained to the client. 6. The therapist must not use the power of the intense relationship with client to exploit the client in sexual or other ways. 7. The therapist must treat humans with dignity and must understand and respect differences in gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other factors. Must understand differences. Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Unconscious conflicts between id, ego, superego- the ego operates as if the raw, selfish desires of the id were too dangerous to allow into consciousness, so it works diligently to dam up the id in the recesses of our unconscious mind. The id is able to reveal itself in disguised, symbolic forms. Free association- the individual talks in a loose and undirected way about whatever comes to mind. No thought or feeling is to be withheld, no matter how illogical, trivial, unpleasant, or silly it might seem. Dream interpretation- was used by Freud in much the same manner as free association. By asking people to recall dreams, Freud believed he had obtained another window on the unconscious. Resistance- Resistance is any form of opposition of the patient to the process of psychoanalysis. It can
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course PSYC 2004 taught by Professor Dmharris during the Fall '06 term at Virginia Tech.

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Key_therapy_terms_chapter_15 - Key Therapy Terms (Lahey,...

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