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Unformatted text preview: Running head: PSYCHOTHERAPY 1 Psychotherapy Cathy Bandelow PSY 210 April 22, 2011 Jennifer Graves PSYCHOTHERAPY 2 Psychotherapy An individual suffering from a psychological disorder typically has available two types of therapy, which are biomedical therapy and psychotherapy. The definition of psychotherapy is the systematic interaction between a client and a therapist that applies psychological principles to affect the client’s behavior, feelings, or thoughts in order to help the client adjust to problems in living, develop as an individual, or overcome psychological disorders (Nevid & Rathus, 2005). Several approaches in psychotherapy include biomedical, cognitive, humanistic – existential, and psychodynamic therapies. Physicians utilize biomedical therapy as this relates to pharmacological treatments. Biomedical therapy typically offers three types of treatments, drug therapy, electroconvulsive therapy, and psychosurgery. Drug therapy is used extensively. Electroconvulsive therapy is used therapy, and psychosurgery....
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This note was uploaded on 04/24/2011 for the course PSY/210 PSY/210 taught by Professor Axiacollege during the Spring '08 term at University of Phoenix.
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