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Clinical+S08 - Introduction to Psychology Lecture 13: The...

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1 Introduction to Psychology Lecture 13: The Treatment of Psychological Disorders (Clinical Psychology) Psychological Disorders & Their Treatment • Elements of Treatment • Theoretical approaches to treatment – Biomedical approaches – Psychodynamic approaches – Social-cognitive approaches – Humanistic approaches Basic Features of Treatment • Client or Patient • Therapist who is accepted as capable of helping the client. • Establishment of a special relationship between the client and therapist. • Theoretical explanation about the causes of the client’s problems.
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2 • 15% of U.S. population in a given year • Women more than men • Medical insurance • Education level Who Seeks Treatment? Providers of Psychological Treatment • Psychiatrists • Psychologists • Clinical Social Workers • Marriage and Family Therapists • Licensed Professional Counselors • Psychiatric Nurses • Substance Abuse Counselors • Pastoral Counselors Who People See for Therapy
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3 Types of Treatment • Biomedical therapies – Biological functioning interventions • Insight therapies – “talk therapy” • Psychoanalysis • Client-centered therapy • Groups therapy • Behavior therapies – Changing overt behavior Psychological Disorders & Their Treatment • Elements of Treatment • Theoretical approaches to treatment Biomedical approaches – Psychodynamic approaches – Social-cognitive approaches – Humanistic approaches Biomedical Therapies • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) • Psychosurgery – e.g., Prefrontal lobotomy • Psychoactive Drugs – Neuroleptics or antipsychotics – Antidepressants – Lithium and anticonvulsants – Anxiolytics
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4 Biological Aspects of Psychology and the Treatment of Disorders • Therapeutic psychoactive drugs affect neurotransmitters and their receptors. – Some cause neurons to fire, while others
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