Major Approaches to Clinical Psychology Presentation

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Major Approaches to Clinical Psychology Presentation Select one of the following psychological diagnoses: • Depressive disorder • Generalized anxiety disorder • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder • Obsessive-compulsive disorder Create a 9-12 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation, with Speaker Notes; You have been asked to provide a presentation regarding psychological issues for a local community organization. Your audience is made up of adults within the community who are not mental health professionals, and who are interested in learning more about a specific mental health issue.Provide a brief explanation of the mental health issue chosen, including primary symptoms, diagnostic criteria, populations most affected, and prevalence within the U.S. Discuss each of the major theories in Psychology: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and family systems approaches

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Clinical PsychologyConceptsDifferent approaches have different ideasabout what causes psychological disorders todevelopMost psychological disorders are caused bymultiple factors.Bio-psycho-social modelConceptsTreatment is shaped by ones understandingof the causes of the problemEclectic approaches combine ideas from thedifferent approaches/schools within psychologyThe Field of Clinical PsychologyResearchcauses of psychological disorders effective treatment approachesApplication of theories/research findings tohelp clientsConceptsIt can be difficult sometimes to draw the linebetween abnormal & normal behavior.Useful criteria:Atypical Maladaptive Disturbing UnjustifiableAre depressed, angry, anxious feelings alwaysbad?ConceptsPsychological disorders are real problemsthat affect real people.Research into the causes & treatment ofpsychological disorders is critically important.Process of making a diagnosis is difficultStigma of mental illness creates a great dealof difficulty in our society in terms of peoplegetting the help they needStigma & LabelingRosenhan study 1973Purpose of diagnostic labelsDiagnostic & StatisticalManualIVConcensus among professionalspsychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric socialworkers, etc.Used in obtaining insurance coverage,treatment, researchDiagnostic & Stati

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