Introductory Psychology - Therapy notes

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Detailed notes on therapy from college level Introductory psychology course. Great for any college level psychology course as well as AP Psychology. Part 13/13 of collection of notes from course.

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Psychotherapy Definition Techniquescomfy living room environment. Talking is the number one treatment technique. Interpret work on dreams, projective test to see what is in your unconscious mind. Directive: thought they knew better than you. Other therapists are very nondirective. Some therapists will demonstrate appropriate behavior.YAVIS I. Psychoanalytic (Psychodynamic) TherapiesII. Humanistic TherapiesIII. Behavioral Therapies (Behavior Modification) IV. Cognitive Therapies V. Biomedical Therapies VI.Group TherapiesVII.Miscellaneous topicsI. Psychoanalytic Therapy (Freud) (also called Psychodynamic) resolving internal conflict. A. A Hydraulic Model: if you push something down, something else will come up. If punished for wetting a bed, they might start sucking their thumb. As if a closed hydraulic system, so goal of therapy was to reduce the pressure in the system. B. Focus on the Unconscious mind & early experience: unconscious mind would be causing the problem. Needed to find where the problem originated and then release the tension. Most therapists think they know the problem before the patient, so will try to get them to realize the problem. Role playing alsoC. Highly directive. Extensive interpretationD. Unresolved conflicts F. Free Association & Dream Analysis: let's talk about whatever's on your mind, talking about your dreams and your life, eventually wil

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