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Unformatted text preview: • Avoid giving advice • Accept the client’s frame of reference • Reflect thoughts and feelings • Silence: – Know when to use it • Questions – Open: open-ended reply – Closed: can be answered “Yes” or “No” • Maintain confidentiality • Culturally Skilled Therapists: – Professionals who are trained to work with clients from various cultural backgrounds Medical (Somatic) Therapies • Pharmacotherapy: – Use of drugs to alleviate emotional disturbance; three classes: • Anxiolytics (Antianxiety): – Like Valium; produce relaxation or reduce anxiety • Antidepressants: – Elevate mood and combat depression • Antipsychotics (Major Tranquilizers): – Tranquilize and also reduce hallucinations and delusions in larger dosages...
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PSYCHOLOGY ps 101 taught by Professor - during the Spring '10 term at Montgomery.
- Spring '10