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Introduction to Psychology Lecture 13: The Treatment of Psychological Disorders (Clinical Psychology)
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Psychological Disorders • Elements of Treatment • Theoretical approaches to treatment – Biomedical approaches – Psychodynamic approaches – Social-cognitive approaches – Humanistic approaches
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Basic Features of Treatment • Client or Patient • Therapist who is accepted as capable of helping the client. • Establishment of a special relationship between the client and therapist. • Theoretical explanation about the causes of the client’s problems.
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• 15% of U.S. population in a given year • Women more than men • Medical insurance • Education level Who Seeks Treatment?
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Providers of Psychological Treatment • Psychiatrists • Psychologists • Clinical Social Workers • Marriage and Family Therapists • Licensed Professional Counselors • Psychiatric Nurses • Substance Abuse Counselors • Pastoral Counselors
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Who People See for Therapy
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Types of Treatment • Biomedical therapies – Biological functioning interventions • Insight therapies – “talk therapy” •P s y c h
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Psychological Disorders • Elements of Treatment • Theoretical approaches to treatment Biomedical approaches – Psychodynamic approaches – Social-cognitive approaches – Humanistic approaches
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Biomedical Therapies • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) • Psychosurgery – e.g., Prefrontal lobotomy • Psychoactive Drugs – Neuroleptics or antipsychotics – Antidepressants – Lithium and anticonvulsants – Anxiolytics
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This note was uploaded on 06/29/2009 for the course PSC 1 taught by Professor Prokosch during the Winter '08 term at UC Davis.

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