Study guide 6 - Psychology 101: Study Guide 6 Chapter 13...

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Psychology 101: Study Guide 6 Chapter 13 Main Categories of Therapy Psychodynamic therapy – therapy that seeks to bring unresolved past conflicts and unacceptable impulses from the unconscious into the conscious where patients may deal with the problems more effectively. Psychoanalysis (Freud’s therapy) – Freudian psychotherapy in which the goal is to release hidden unconscious thoughts and feelings in order to reduce their power in controlling behavior. o Free association – say whatever comes to your mind. o Dream interpretation – examine dreams to find problems. o Transference – the transfer of feelings to a psychoanalyst of love or anger that had been originally directed to a patient’s parents or others authority figures. Humanistic therapy – therapy in which the underlying rationale is that people have control of their behavior, can make choices about their lives, and are essentially responsible for solving their own problems. Person-centered therapy – therapy in which the goal is to reach one’s potential for self- actualization. Interpersonal therapy – short-term therapy that focuses on the context of current social relationships. Group therapy – therapy in which people meet in a group with a therapist to discuss problems. Family Therapy – an approach that focuses on the family and its dynamics. Drug therapy – control of psychological disorders through the use of drugs.
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This note was uploaded on 10/23/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '11 term at West Virginia State University.

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Study guide 6 - Psychology 101: Study Guide 6 Chapter 13...

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