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Chapter 16 Psychotherapy
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Agenda Quiz Discussion: Perceptions of Psychotherapy Results Elements of the Treatment Process Insight Therapies Behavior Therapies Biomedical Therapies Group Projects/Meetings with Carolyn
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Discussion Perceptions of Psychotherapy What kinds of definitions did people provide? Psychological disorders? Schizophrenia? Psychotherapy? Is it okay to seek psychotherapy? Is it appropriate for men? Women? How helpful is it? Your reactions to the interview?
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Treatment for severe mental health problems How should society deal with individuals who are severely mentally ill? What impacts do those with mental illness have on our society?
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Who Seeks Therapy? Approximately 15% of Americans seek mental health services each year. The most common problems are excessive anxiety and depression. People seek treatment for milder problems, such as making career decisions, as well. Women, people with medical insurance, and people with more education are all more likely to seek treatment.
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Barriers to Seeking Treatment Lack of health insurance. The “stigma” associated with receiving mental health services. Cultural beliefs that distrust mental health professionals Language and multicultural issues in communicating with therapists
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How to Provide Better Services Recruit and train minority therapists. Train therapists how to work more effectively with a culturally diverse clientele. Research how to modify current approaches so that they are more compatible with diverse clientele.
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Psychologists and psychiatrists are the most common providers of treatment. Clinical psychologists and counseling psychologists “specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders and everyday behavioral problems” Psychiatrists “are physicians who specialize in the treatment of psychological disorders” However, therapy is also provided by other professionals, including: Psychiatric social workers. Psychiatric nurses.
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