Topic8a-PsychologicalTherapy(Students).ppt - Psychologic al Therapies Dr Paul Wehr Agenda • Announcements – Final Exam Tuesday December 10th 7:30pm

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Psychologic al Therapies Dr. Paul Wehr
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Agenda Announcements: Final Exam: Tuesday December 10 th , 7:30pm – 9:30pm; PAC 1, 2, 3 & 8 Lecture Topics: Drugs, Psychological Disorders, Psychological Treatment. Assigned Reading: Social Psychology, Health Psychology, and Salvatore & Shelton. Review Session for LA test 3: TBA Learning Catalytics and SONA participation grades. Exam Period office hours: Monday, Dec 9 th , 10am – 2pm in PAS 4037. Psychological Therapies: Insight (Talk) Therapies. Behavioural Therapies. Drug Therapies.
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Mental Health Facilities Centralized Mental Hospitals (1840s). Lack of effective treatment (warehousing). Overcrowded & understaffed. Staff undertrained & underpaid. Patients removed from communities. Contributed to psychopathology. Deinstitutionalization (1960s): Hospitals (inpatient care). Community-based facilities (outpatient care). Drug therapies. Problems: Revolving door . Homelessness . Lakeview Psychiatric Hospital in Etobicoke
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Insight Therapies Verbal interactions between therapist and client lead to insights about the client’s difficulties and possible solutions. Psychoanalysis : recovery of unconscious conflicts, motives and defence mechanisms. Refer to patients Client-centred therapy : client determines the pace and direction of therapy; therapist provides supportive climate . Refer to clients; clients in charge; more of partnership rather than therapist in charge Cognitive therapy : recognizing and changing negative thoughts and maladaptive beliefs . Group Therapy : simultaneous treatment of multiple clients
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Psychoanalysis Freud practiced psychoanalysis for 50 years in Vienna; still influential today in modified form. Treated patients with neuroses (anxiety & somatoform disorders). Symptoms caused by unresolved conflicts from childhood buried in the unconsciousness .
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