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Cross Cultural Differences in Treatment of Abnormal Behavior
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Therapy in Western Cultures Originates from Freud – psychoanalysis Now broader and called psychotherapy Focused on mental health of the individual Either in one on one therapy between client and therapist Group therapy – where group discusses problems but again with focus on individual’s thoughts and feelings
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Various Psychotherapy Approaches Psychoanalysis–Freud and later versions Client centered therapy (Rogers) Therapist is passive–gets client to talk about themselves; client solves own problems with minimal intervention Depends on individualistic culture where individual is focus
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Various Therapies Cognitive Behavioral Goal to change the thought patterns and behavioral patterns that are causing the problem Therapist offers suggestions for new ways to think and suggests specific actions (behaviors, approaches to changes in thinking) to address problems
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Various Western Therapies Behaviorist Focus exclusively on behavioral change Change reinforcement contingencies to reward appropriate behaviors and to punish inappropriate
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 2250 taught by Professor Rollins,howard during the Fall '10 term at Georgia Tech.

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