ways that mimic critical relationships in their lives Client centered therapy

Ways that mimic critical relationships in their lives

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ways that mimic critical relationships in their lives Client-centered therapy (Humanistic) – An insight therapy that emphasizes providing a supportive emotional climate for clients, who play a major role in determining the pace and direction of their therapy A warm, supportive climate creates a safe environment in which clients can confront their shortcomings without feeling threatened. Client-centered therapists must provide three conditions: Genuineness (honest communication) Unconditional positive regard (nonjudgmental acceptance of the client) Accurate empathy (understanding of the client’s point of view) Behavior therapies – Focus on changing behaviors. What has been learned can be unlearned. Systematic desensitization— understand what this entails. Cognitive therapy – Behavioral treatment that uses specific strategies to correct habitual thinking errors that underlie various types of disorders The goal is to change clients’ negative thoughts and maladaptive beliefs. Biomedical therapies (Drugs) – Physiological interventions intended to reduce symptoms associated with psychological disorders These therapies assume that psychological disorders are caused, at least in part, by biological malfunctions. Basically, know that there are drugs that treat the symptoms of the classes of disorders we discussed (So, antidepressants, antipsychotics, etc.) Evaluating Drug Therapies Drug therapies can produce clear therapeutic gains for many kinds of patients. Nonetheless, drug therapies are controversial. Many drugs are overprescribed and many patients overmedicated. - Drugs tend treat the symptoms and are not a cure
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For more major degrees of disorder, the best treatments seem to rely on a combination of drug therapy and one of the other therapies (insight or cognitive).
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