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Psychological Treatmen3 - • Psychotic disorders Can...

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Psychological Treatment Therapist Factors Research shows that the effectiveness of therapy does not depend on the level of training or experience of the therapist or on the type of mental health professional providing therapy. However, the effectiveness of therapy does depend on the skill of the therapist. The most effective therapists tend to be empathic, genuine, and warm. Who Benefits from Treatment? Clients who are likely to benefit from therapy share some common features: Motivation to get better Family support Tendency to deal actively with problems rather than avoid them Clients who are less likely to benefit from therapy also share some features: Hostility and negativity Personality disorders
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Unformatted text preview: • Psychotic disorders Can Therapy Be Harmful? Under some conditions, therapy can be harmful to the client. Clients may be harmed if: • Therapists engage in unethical behavior, such as by having sexual relationships with clients • Therapists act according to personal prejudices or are ignorant of cultural differences between themselves and their clients • Therapists coerce clients into doing things they don’t want to do • Therapists use techniques that research has not demonstrated as being effective • Therapists lead their clients to produce false memories of past traumas through careless use of techniques such as hypnosis or free association...
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