FEB+16+PSY+BIO - WEAKNESSES OF THERAPY • Little evidence...

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Unformatted text preview: WEAKNESSES OF THERAPY • Little evidence of success • Impractical – expense, length • Culturally specific • Doesn’t work with most seriously ill DECLINE OF DYNAMIC THEORY – 1970’S TO PRESENT • Conflict with scientific and medical norms • Conflict with insurance needs to measure disease and control cost • Conflict with rise of drug treatments • Couldn’t treat seriously ill CURRENT PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY • No single theory but eclectic • Cognitive most popular in psychology • (Family systems and humanistic) COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL • Emphasize thoughts • Current thoughts • Change ways people think about selves and the world • Specific, directive, and short therapies • Can be standardized COGNITIVE • Effective, at least in short run • Cheaper and more efficient than dynamic • Less dependent on personal qualities of therapist • Weakness is when actual conditions or biology cause problem SUMMARY • Many different psychological theories • Focus on individual feelings and thoughts • Therapies focus on changing person • Now biological is dominant HISTORY...
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FEB+16+PSY+BIO - WEAKNESSES OF THERAPY • Little evidence...

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