15 Therapy

15 Therapy - Psychotherapy Definition- any method of...

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Unformatted text preview: Psychotherapy Definition- any method of working with an individual to improve their functioning Techniques - talk therapy- medication I. Psychoanalytic (Psychodynamic) Therapies II. Humanistic Therapies III. Behavioral Therapies (Behavior Modification) IV. Cognitive Therapies V. Biomedical Therapies VI.Group Therapies VII. Miscellaneous topics I. Psychoanalytic Therapy (Freud) [talking therapy] (also called Psychodynamic-based on 3 personality components, constant dynamic state ) A. A Hydraulic Model -symptom is caused by unresolved conflicts, if symptom is treated w/o treating the underlying conflict, problem will appear somewhere else B. Focus on the Unconscious mind & early experience C. Highly directive. Extensive Interpretation- therapist will tell you what to do- knew the patients problem D. Unresolved conflicts F. Free Association & Dream Analysis - talk about anything G. Important concepts: Transference- relating to the therapist in a way that reproduces an important past relationship. They project a neutral blank slate so patient can project onto them. Necessary step, no therapy w/o it Resistance- unconscious strategy to keep the therapist from uncovering the source of the problem [forgetting...
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