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Student outline - Chapter 14 Treatment of Psychological Disorders Getting Help to Those Who Need It*Why people need treatment 20 have disorder at

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Chapter 14 Treatment of Psychological Disorders Getting Help to Those Who Need It *Why people need treatment- 20% have disorder at any given time *Personal costs *interfere with life *symptoms worsen *Social and financial burdens *affects family life, work, relationships *normal interpersonal activities impaired *significant loss of income due to reduced productivity and absenteeism Getting Help to Those Who Need It *Why people cannot or will not seek treatment: *may not believe disorder needs treated *may believe that they can treat the disorder themselves *barriers present access to treatment *don’t know enough about treatment to be able to get it *personal beliefs may keep someone from seeking treatment 1
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Approaches to Treatment *Psychotherapy *interact with psychotherapist *more work for the client but few “side effects” *Medical/Biological *disorder is treated with drugs or surgery *little work for the client but potential for negative “side effects” is high Psychological Therapies (Psychotherapy) *Psychotherapy *psychological “talk” therapy *most forms are theory-driven *Eclectic psychotherapy *fitting treatment to the client 2
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Psychodynamic Therapy *Psychodynamic therapy—defined *Psychoanalysis- uncovering unconscious desires *originally developed for hysteria (conversion disorder) *long-term and intense *How to develop insight (next two slides) *free association (impeded by resistance) *dream analysis *interpretation *analysis of resistance Psychodynamic Therapy *Free association *client reports what enters mind without censorship or filtering *Resistance *fear of confronting unconscious Psychodynamic Therapy *Dream analysis *disguised clues to unconscious *Interpretation *decipher meaning underlying what client says or does *Analysis of resistance *present interpretations to client and assess resistance *resistance might mean the interpretation “hits close to home” 3
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Psychodynamic Therapy *Transference *client and analyst develop a close relationship *understanding this relationship may have implications for client’s past and future relationships *Beyond psychoanalysis
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course PSYC 2003 taught by Professor Swanner during the Spring '07 term at Arkansas.

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