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Abnormal Psychology Treatments. Psychotherapy Healing of the soul Healing of the soul Any treatment used by therapists to help people with their problems.

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1 Abnormal Psychology Treatments

2 Psychotherapy Healing of the soul Healing of the soul Any treatment used by therapists to help people with their problems Any treatment used by therapists to help people with their problems Involves: Involves: Verbal interaction Verbal interaction Trust Trust Analysis Analysis

3 Early Approaches Being inhabited by demons or the devil Being inhabited by demons or the devil Treatment: Treatment: Exorcism Exorcism physical punishment (torture) physical punishment (torture) burning at the stake burning at the stake ship of fools ship of fools

4 Modern Approaches Viewed as a disease Viewed as a disease Seek to help people realize problems on their own and find possible solutions Seek to help people realize problems on their own and find possible solutions Examine lifestyle and ways of thinking Examine lifestyle and ways of thinking

5 Goals of Therapy Allow patient to take control of his/her life Allow patient to take control of his/her life Reach own goals Reach own goals Placebo Effect- the effect of a patients hopes on improvement Placebo Effect- the effect of a patients hopes on improvement New Vocab: Confidentiality New Vocab: Confidentiality

6 Support in Therapy New Vocab: Out-patient New Vocab: Out-patient Group Group Self-help Self-help Ex. Alcoholics Anonymous Ex. Alcoholics Anonymous Individual Individual Family Family Couples Couples Marriage Marriage

7 Types of Therapy Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis Humanistic Humanistic Cognitive Cognitive Behavior Behavior Biological Biological New Vocab- Eclectic New Vocab- Eclectic

8 Types of Therapy Jigsaw Category: Goal(s) of Therapy Therapy Technique(s) Key Terms & Definition A. Psychoanalysis (pgs ) B. Humanistic (pgs ) C. Cognitive (pgs ) D. Behavior (pgs ) E. Biological (pgs )

9 Art Therapy Malchiodi (2006) "In most art therapy sessions, the focus is on your inner experience--your feelings, perceptions, and imagination... and expressing images that come from inside the person… your inner world of images, feelings, thoughts, and ideas is consistently important and primary to the experience. Malchiodi (2006) "In most art therapy sessions, the focus is on your inner experience--your feelings, perceptions, and imagination... and expressing images that come from inside the person… your inner world of images, feelings, thoughts, and ideas is consistently important and primary to the experience. Activity Activity Draw your inner thoughts, feelings, emotions, or anything else that comes to mind Draw your inner thoughts, feelings, emotions, or anything else that comes to mind Analysis- work with a partner to analyze the piece of arts deeper meaning Analysis- work with a partner to analyze the piece of arts deeper meaning

10 Psychoanalysis Make patients aware of unconscious motives Make patients aware of unconscious motives Use the following techniques: Use the following techniques: Free Association Free Association Dream Analysis Dream Analysis Transference Transference

11 Humanistic Focuses on the value, dignity, and worth of each person in achieving full potential Focuses on the value, dignity, and worth of each person in achieving full potential Client-Centered therapy through active listening Client-Centered therapy through active listening

12 Cognitive Focuses on changing the way people think to control emotions Focuses on changing the way people think to control emotions Changing unrealistic assumptions and beliefs Changing unrealistic assumptions and beliefs

13 Behavioral Changing undesirable behavior Changing undesirable behavior Counter conditioning- desensitization Counter conditioning- desensitization Operant Conditioning- repetition Operant Conditioning- repetition

14 Biological Underlying physiological reasons for behavior Underlying physiological reasons for behavior Drug Therapy: Drug Therapy: Antipsychotic- tranquilizers Antipsychotic- tranquilizers Antidepressant- serotonin Antidepressant- serotonin Antianxiety- sedatives Antianxiety- sedatives

15 Biological Electroconvulsive shock Electroconvulsive shock Causes a mild seizure Causes a mild seizure Psychosurgery Psychosurgery Destroys part of the brain Destroys part of the brain Prefrontal lobotomy Prefrontal lobotomy Very rare Very rare


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