Psychotherapy - Humanistic-existential therapies focus on...

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Some people with psychological problems will often seek biomedical approaches. With the biomedical approach there are three forms of biomedical treatment. The first form is drug therapy which is issued widely. The second form is electroconvulsive therapy which has limited use. The third form is psychosurgery, which is used rarely if ever. All of these are to help a person overcome their problems rather than using psychotherapy. Some psychodynamic approaches engage in protracted therapy that relies heavily on free association, interpretation of dreams, and transference. Free association is the uncensored uttering of all thoughts that come to mind. Interpretation of dreams is when the client was to jot down their dreams upon waking so they could talk about them in therapy. Transference is responding to one person in a way that is similar to the way one responded to another person in child hood.
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Unformatted text preview: Humanistic-existential therapies focus on the quality of the clients subjective, conscious experience. Humanistic-existential therapies usually focus on what clients are experiencing here and now. Psychodynamic and humanistic-existential forms of therapy tend to focus on what people think and feel. Humanistic-existential therapies help people to develop self insight, and aim to increase insight into their thinking patterns in the present and past experience. Behavior therapy is called cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on an underlying assumption that cognitions such as thoughts and beliefs influence behavior and changes in cognitions that lead to desirable behavior changes. Cognitive therapy is a form of therapy that focuses on how clients cognitions lead to distress and may be modified to relieve distress and promote adaptive behavior....
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2010 for the course ETH: SCI 125; 275 taught by Professor Rickiebanning during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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