Study guide test 4 ch 15

Study guide test 4 ch 15 - DerekTobia 21 December12,2008...

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Derek Tobia December 12, 2008 Study Guide Test 4- Chapter 15 Therapies for Psychological Disorders 21% Therapy I. Vocabulary 1. Biomedical therapies - Treatments for psychological disorders that alter brain functioning with chemical of physical interventions such as drug therapy, surgery, or electoconvultion therapy 2. Psychotherapy - Any of a group of therapies, used to treat psychological disorders that focus on changing faulty behaviors, thoughts, perceptions, and emotions that maybe associated with specific disorders. II. Goals 1. Diagnosis 2. Etiology- Cause of the problem 3. Prognosis- What will happen if not treated 4. Treatment III. Types of professions A. Clinical Social Worker - Mental health professional whose specialized training prepares him or her to consider the social context of peoples problems B. Pastoral Counselor - A member of a religious order who specializes in the treatment of psychological disorders, often combining spirituality with practical problem solving C. Clinical Psychologist - An individual who ahs earned a doctorate in psychology and whose training is in the assessment and treatment of psychological problems D. Counseling Psychologist- Psychologist who specializes in providing guidance in areas such as vocational selections, school problems, drug abuse and marital conflict. E. Psychiatrist - An individual who has obtained an MD degree and also has completed postdoctoral specialty training in mental and emotional disorder; a psychiatrist may prescribe medications for the treatment of psychological disorders. F. Psychoanalyst - An individual who has earned either a PhD or an MD degree and has completed postgraduate training in the Freudian approach to understanding and treating mental disorders G. Psychologist - Someone who has studies psychology. They cannot prescribe medicine and must pass a state test. Psychodynamic Therapies I. Freudian Psychoanalysis A. Psychoanalysis - The form of psychodynamic therapy developed by Freud; an intensive prolonged technique for exploring unconscious motivations and conflicts in neurotic, anxiety-ridden individuals. A. Freud’s concept of therapy 1. Problems arise from the unconscious. 2. The aim of therapy is to make the unconscious conflicts conscience 3. Insight Therapy - To guide a patient toward discovering insights into the relationships between present symptoms and past origins. Realizing why you do things. B. Techniques used to bring conflicts out 4. Free Association and Catharsis - The patient continuously talks- stream of consciousness- and the analyst tracks the associations to their source and identify the patterns to find the hidden meaning.
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i. Catharsis - Any emotional release 5. Resistance- The analyst talks about subjects the individual does not want to talk about because when you get close to a subject you try to resist. Helps patient face painful ideas, desires, or experiences. i.
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2008 for the course PSY 103 taught by Professor Canli during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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