Week 8 Checkpoint- Psychotherapy

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Running head: PSYCHOTHERAPY CHECKPOINT 1 Psychotherapy Checkpoint Stephen D, James PSY 210 Natasha Barnes October 14, 2011 University of Phoenix (Axia College)
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PSYCHOTHERAPY CHECKPOINT 2 Psychotherapy Checkpoint The humanistic-existential approach focuses on conscious experiences and internal conflicts. Traditionally psychoanalysis focused on childhood experiences but today this theory focuses on the “here and now”. Therapists do not leave the past out of this type of therapy because what happens in a person’s past has an influence on their current thoughts, feelings, and behavior. The idea of the cognitive approach is to question the patient so that they will see how irrational their thinking patterns are. Patients keep journals of disturbing and negative thoughts such as always thinking that the worst will happen to them. Then the therapist would challenge the validity of the thoughts the patient is having and replace them with more thoughts that are rational. Behavior therapy focuses on what people do instead of what they feel. This type of
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