Module 52 - Psychological Therapies

Module 52 - Psychological Therapies - Module 52: Therapies...

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Module 52: Therapies Psychological Therapies Psychotherapy: an emotionally charged, confiding interaction between a trained therapist and someone who suffers from psychological difficulties. Eclectic approach: an approach to psychotherapy that, depending on the client’s problems, uses techniques from various forms of therapy. Psychotherapy integration: rather than picking and choosing methods, this focuses advocates aim to combine them into a single coherent system. Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis: Freud’s therapeutic technique. He believed the patient’s free associations, resistances, dreams, and transferences—released previously repressed feelings, allowing the patient to gain self-insight. Aims: gain insight into unconscious origins of their disorders, work through the accompanying feelings, and take responsibility for their own growth. Methods Free association (saying aloud anything coming to mind), watch for pauses that might indicate… Resistance: in psychoanalysis, the blocking from consciousness of anxiety-laden material. Interpretation: in psychoanalysis, the analyst’s noting supposed dream meanings,
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2011 for the course PSYCH 101 taught by Professor Ennis during the Fall '09 term at Waterloo.

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