Therapy - iii Create an anxiety response to replace a...

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Therapy Chapter 15 December 9, 2010 I. Main Types of Therapy a. Psychoanalysis i. Typically involved in getting rid of underlying conflicts b. Humanistic Therapies i. More focused on psychological growth c. Behavioral Therapies i. More focused on changing behavior, teaching new ways d. Cognitive Therapies i. Changing the way people think about issues e. Biomedical Treatments i. Focus on drug treatments and curing disorders. II. Humanistic Therapies a. Underlying Assumptions i. People are basically good ii. Self-concept and self-worth are important 1. Conditions of worth iii. People are capable of psychological growth. b. Client Centered Therapy i. Carl Rogers (1960) ii. Therapeutic Environment 1. Genuineness 2. Acceptance 3. Empathy III.Behavioral Therapies a. Underlying Assumptions i. Maladaptive behavior is learned ii. Symptoms (behaviors) are the problem iii. Eliminate the symptoms and the disorder if cured. b. Aversive Conditioning i. Used to stop undesired behaviors ii. Pair an unpleasant stimulus with the undesired behavior
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Unformatted text preview: iii. Create an anxiety response to replace a pleasure response. c. Systematic Desensitization i. Useful for treating phobias and social anxiety 1. Establish a hierarchy of anxiety situations 2. Teach relaxation skills 3. Work through your hierarchy IV. Biomedical Treatments a. Underlying Assumptions i. Psychological disorders are biologically based ii. Physiological interventions are appropriate b. Approaches to Treatment i. Drug Therapies ii. Psychosurgery c. Drug Therapies i. Antipsychotic Drugs 1. Thorazine 2. Haldol 3. Clozoril 4. Block Dopamine Activity ii. Antidepressant Drugs 1. Prozac 2. 3. Paxil 4. Increase Serotonin Activity iii. Antianxiety Drugs 1. Xanax 2. Valium 3. Librium 4. Increase GABA Activity d. Psychosurgery i. Lobotomy 1. Taking needle and cutting the brain. Cutting the nerves from the frontal lobes. ii. ECT 1. Electro-convulsive Therapy 2. Pass a current in the brain...
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