Psych 101 Lecture 19

Psych 101 Lecture 19 - Psychoanalytic Model According to...

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Psychoanalytic Model •According to this view, alcohol is seen as a “self-medication”. •People use alcohol to cope with difficulties in the following areas: –Emotion –Self concept –Relationships What does it mean? •This model helps us understand that there can be “underlying” reasons for alcohol use. •After people receive treatment for alcohol, they sometimes want to understand these reasons. This helps people “complete the circle” Family Systems Model •The family is the “unit of analysis”. •This model sees all members of a family involved in the development and maintenance of problems with alcohol. •Families live by rules: –Example: “Don’t confront _______ about drinking because he/she is fragile and this may push him/her over the edge •Roles people play in the family: –The “enabler” –The “savior” –The “scapegoat” –The “lost child” –The “mascot” or “jester” –The “alcohol problem” What does it mean? •Family therapists use this as an opportunity to help the family break free from
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