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Psych-Therapy - Humanistic Therapy Focuses on the whole...

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Humanistic Therapy Focuses on the whole person Client-centered therapy o One of the best known humanistic therapies o People are always trying to fulfill their maximum potential Motivational Interviewing o The attention is focused on the client and the therapist is very warm and encouraging Strong relationship between client and therapist Group Therapy On the rise since WWII Builds social support Cost-effective Highly Structured approach o Behavioral and cognitive Free discussion o Depression type things Family Therapy Focuses on family context Social support Confession Good for the spirit Catharsis o Certain messages evoke powerful emotional reactions and subsequent relief Improving everything about yourself when you do this Medication is effective for some disorders Psychotropics o Drugs that affect mental processes Anti-Anxiety Tranquilizers Treat anxiety in the short term by increasing the activity of gava in the brain
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Benbassi during the Fall '08 term at GWU.

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