{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}


TherapiesEvaluating - effectively treated(phobia vs...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Evaluating Psychotherapies 1. Does Psychotherapy Help? 1. Testimonials vs Criticisms 2. Placebo Effect 3. Regression to Mean 4. The Evidence 2. “Pop” Therapies 3. What Matters? Where We Seek Help 10-15% of people seek help each year Does Psychotherapy Help? ± very positive testimonials … but … ² crisis may pass by itself (no control) ² need to believe (dissonance reduction) ² like the therapist (strong bond) ± placebo effect : if you believe a treatment will work, it may do so ± regression toward the mean : the tendency for extremes to move toward the average
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Empirical Evidence ± those not undergoing therapy often improve, but those undergoing therapy are more likely to improve and to improve more ± more specific problems more likely to be
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: effectively treated (phobia vs schizophrenia) ± of major accepted therapies, all seem to work effectively (but may be best for certain problems)—is it the therapist? “Pop” Therapies ± no scientific evidence that they work ² therapeutic touch (don’t actually touch but “move energy fields”) ² eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (fixing eyes works as well) ± but some may work… ² light exposure therapy (does seem to help, especially morning light) What Matters? ± providing hope ± a new perspective (another person) ± an empathic, caring, trusting relationship (Rogers was right) ± a commitment from the client...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Page1 / 2

TherapiesEvaluating - effectively treated(phobia vs...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon bookmark
Ask a homework question - tutors are online