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

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Unformatted text preview: WEAKNESSES OF THERAPY Little evidence of success Impractical expense, length Culturally specific Doesnt work with most seriously ill DECLINE OF DYNAMIC THEORY 1970S TO PRESENT Conflict with scientific and medical norms Conflict with insurance needs to measure disease and control cost Conflict with rise of drug treatments Couldnt 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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