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Intro to Clinical Psychology Study Guide Chapters 11 & 14

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Intro to Clinical Psychology Study Guide Chapters 11 & 14 Psych 373

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Introduction to Clinical Psychology
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INTRO TO CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY STUDY GUIDE CHAPTERS 11 & 14 CHAPTER 11: CONSTRUCTIVE THEORY AND THERAPY  Constructivist theory and therapy: short term therapy spend more time looking at solution instead of the problem/ Believe that knowledge and reality are constructed within the individual/ focus on the mind and brains of the individuals  Constructivist therapy helps clients restore and reconstruct their lives in a more adaptive and satisfying way  Constructivist therapy focus mainly on the present and the future  Post-modern philosophy: objectivity and reality are individually or socially constructed o Social constructionist: focus on what’s happening between people as they join together to create realities o Milton Erickson: The innovative inspiration for strategic therapy approach with individuals and family/ focus on how to reconstruct and deconstruct the skill his clients brought to therapy/ also known for brief hypnotherapeutic techniques and innovative approaches  Utilization: Erickson therapy intervention style, it refers to utilizing the strength clients brought in to therapy ex: humor, work experience, language style and personal resources as well as non-verbal behavior  The confusion technique: Erickson refer to this because at times he would speak to clients in non-linear and confusing words.  Erickson personal attributes  Optimistic  Clever and intelligent  Indirect and collaborative o De Shazer (develop solution focus therapy) o O’ Hanlon (solution-oriented therapy now called possibility therapy) o Epstein and White (narrative therapy)  Major theoretical assumptions o Emphasis is on the subjective meaning attached to experience, rather than the objective experience  Post modernism: does not have scientific deterministic reality/antirealism subjectivism  Modernism- scientific objective deterministic reality o The importance of language according to the constructivist: language builds and maintains our worldview (language determines our reality  Language Presupposition questions: ex: the solutionist would ask a depressed patient what good things happen this week instead of how was your week  The main goal of presupposition question is to construct a question that will help client hear, feel, and picture themselves functioning in the future without problems  Victim/survivors:  Debate on what people who are receiving mental health care should be called (patient, client and psychiatric survivors) o According to the solution-focus and narrative therapy: Change is both constant and inevitable/ change happens every day both internal and external (socially) o According to the constructivist: since change is inevitable therapist can help guide clients change in a positive direction/ also believe that only a small change is required to change big problems  Small changes are generative meaning small changes build over time o Therapy is collaborative cooperative, co-constructive conversation  Collaborative process led constructive therapist to denounce the concept of resistance/ according to constructive therapist resistance is natural and is caused by the therapist not client  The client is the expert on themselves and their situation  Credulous approach to assessment: basically if you want to know what’s going on with the clients asked and they will tell you and you must believe what the client tells you /The therapist is like the consultant/cab-driver  Help define the problem in a way that is solvable/ resistance does not exist  Assessment: o Solution focus therapist  Scaling questions: asking client’s to rate problem, progress or therapy related issue on 1-10 scale to monitor client progress, obtain rating of the client problem from the client perspective, identify immediate therapy goals and make specific plans for the improvement  Percentage questions: measures what client change would look like o Constructive Therapy focuses on the following o lead constructive theory and therapy with Erickson’s value of utilization concept  Strength  Solutions  Exceptions to problems (center view point)  Optimism and self-efficacy  New versions of personal stories that promote greater psychological health o Theory of psychopathology: client’s problems arise because they use either ineffective solutions  Ways to deal with ineffective solution is by changing the viewing and the doing  Client Belief in an unhealthy pathology individual or family based narrative  Client shows up to therapy because the dominant theme of personal problems is making the non-dominant theme of personal strength and resourcefulness unclear  In therapy: most of what we are talking about is not the truth o Solutionist theorist did not want to know the truth they just care about what make sense to the clients and if it helps move the clients forward  Constructivist: knowledge and reality are constructed within the individual (could be influence by cognitive and biological process within the individual)/ basically we create our own reality or problem and can reassemble our problem, believe that clients can change their past from the present  Structure of therapy o Solutionist open broadly and moves quickly to identifying goals and solution/focus on helping clients generate solutions to their problems  Solution focus brief therapy: emphasize that clients don’t need to know anything about why or how their problem originated/ therapist don’t need to know how clients problem develop nor do they need to know a lot about the problem itself  Solution focus brief therapy general rule: at the beginning of a session follow the client lead  The primary tool in solution focus and narrative therapy is questioning  Ex of questioning: What brings you here? If this session goes well what will we accomplish together/ these questions help client’s identify specific goals they want from treatment  Narrative questions focus more original construction of client problem such as how the problem first started and how it affected the client view of herself ex: how will your life go forward if the problem continues in the future o Deconstructing and reconstructing of client’s personal narrative is the road to improvement o de Shazer: do not spend time on problems o O’Hanlon: empathy with clients/develop solution oriented therapy through Milton Erickson’s work/strategic intervention and problem solving techniques developed at MRI and solution focus brief therapy  O’Hanlon/believe that therapist should take responsibility for issues that clients do not bring up that led to painful life outcomes/approach focus on o Acknowledging and validating client’s emotions and experience o Less directive and less formulaic o More collaborative o Open to considering political, gender and historical factors as important in problem solving  Narrative therapist: may want to know how the narrative was constructed focus on the past/story that defines and organize each individual life and relationship with the world o Solution focus therapy categorize client’s in three motivational level  Motivation:  customers for change: eager to work in therapy  Complaints: interested in therapy because of the insistence of another/ also what gets the client in the door may not be what keeps them in therapy  Visitors to treatment: mandated clients who are not interested in therapy o Therapeutic techniques:  Pretreatment change ex: what improvement have you notice between when you call for the appointment and now? Assume that clients tend to improve after calling and making an appointment through hope  Unique account and re-description questions: constitute the mainstay of many narrative and solution based approaches “unique outcome” “sparkling moment” therapist can attack either of the two/ used when client say things related to progress  Ex of outcome or sparkling moment questions: how did you beat the fear and go out shopping  Externalization of the problem: occurs when you try getting people to think about change/ externalization conversations take away clients sense of accountability and reduce defensiveness, thereby allowing client and therapist to work collaboratively against the problems.  Objectify and identify the problem as a separate entity  Doing the problem: from O’Hanlon perspective if what you do is the depression than the belief client could do something else  Carl Rogers with a twist: Empathy but adding and changing the words a bit help/ is an example of a subtle, indirect linguistically based strategy for shifting client perspective  Ex: client says I feel like cutting myself Therapist replied so you have felt like cutting yourself.  Relabeling and Reframing: basically finding other ways to discussed client experience by adding strength/ client are customer for change not clients and therapy is a conversation not counseling o The language used is a foundation of reframing or positive relabeling  Ex: Stubborn relabel as determined and lazy relabel as gentle on myself  Reframing refers to taking skills from one context and applying them to a new one  Exceptions questions: is designed to build hope and identify small behavior patterns when client’s problem occur or stop occurring.  implied that only small changes are needed to make larger changes/ seek minor evidence to show that client problems is not always huge and overbearing  Constructivist use exception sequences to build a case for pre-existing client strength and resources.  Hypothetical solutions  “Miracle question”: is the most well-known solution therapy techniques/ The miracle question helps client’s focus on a positive future  Formula task  First session formula: do something different/ deigned to shift client focus from on the past and negative expectation to the present/future and positive expectation o Believe that there are many positive quality existing in people who come for treatment  Social Constructivism: two or more people join together to create a reality (ex: object relations two persons) ex: when a client comes in for therapy the therapist and the client work together to create a meaning for the client o Social constructivist believe problems are co-creation there the client can take a part his/her problem and reassemble it/holds that clients can change their past from the present o Revisionist History: in therapy you are taking people history and creating a more revisionist history to help the clients cope CHAPTER 14: INTEGRATIVE & EVIDENCE-BASED NEW GENERATION THERAPIES  Multi-modal therapy o Arnold multi-model therapist focus on assessment, technical applications and therapist interpersonal style. o Arnold Lazarus-technical eclectic  First thing he does is assessment o Arnold Assessment is done on seven dimension he called it BASIC I.D assessment and diagnosis involve a thorough evaluation of all seven/ treatment focus on alleviating problems within these seven domains  Behavioral (observational measurable behavior)  Affect (emotions and mood) ex: anxiety  Sensations (physical sensations) asked clients to speak about body experience  Imagery (mental pictures)  Cognition (client thoughts and beliefs)  Interpersonal relationships  Drugs and biology (biological factors of client condition) o Arnold authentic chameleon: refer to shift in interpersonal style by therapist to match client’s preference/ every client is different so therapist must change their style to fit clients  Interpersonal variable multi-model therapist considers the following when deciding how to approach client in therapy  Level of formality or informality  Amount of personal disclosure  How often a new topic of conversation is initiated  Levels of defectiveness’  Level of supportiveness  Level of reflectiveness  Recommend using assessments especially multi-model life history inventory which includes questions regarding therapy expectations ex: a client states that she hopes therapy is like a mirror” is a cue for therapist to use person centered approach o Multi-model therapist will use any therapy technique that seems appropriate based on empirical research or a logical or practical rationale/ therapist use their intuition when deciding what therapy approach to use  Multi-model therapy requires skill in a wide variety of therapeutic interventions  EMDR: Eye movement desensitization reprocessing: an evidence based trauma treatment in adults and children. Includes the following theoretical perspective o Psychodynamic: focuses on past traumatic events o Behavioral: consistent with exposure therapy, focus on present fear/anxiety and specific stimuli o Cognitive: Clients are asked to identify negative and positive beliefs about the self; there is also utilization or activation of an information processing model o Person centered: follows the client lead rather than dictating the course or direction of therapy o Physiological or body-centered: focus on physical-affective links associated with trauma experiences  EMDR Protocol include 8 basic phases: o History: assessment of client readiness and initial treatment planning o Preparation: making sure clients have skill for coping with stress that might be generated from the treatment process o Assessment: a target memory and any negative belief relating to the belief is identify and rated along with hope for positive belief/ emotional and physical characteristics is articulated o Desensitization: Bilateral stimulation eye movement taping or audio stimulation ensues/ therapist explains and initiate the EMDR process and follows the client experience o Installation: Bilateral stimulation is repeated and link positive belief to memory o Body scan: a review of client’s physical body sensation/ negative body sensations are process through bilateral stimulation o Closure: clients are required to keep a journal and are reminded of the self-calming strategies o Reevaluation: occur when clients return for the next session/ include reevaluation of client status and progress  Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT) Marsh Linehan o Originally developed for women with Para suicidal behaviors and borderline personality disorder ex: behavior that will inflict self-injury o Integrate cognitive-behavioral and eastern meditation practices, psychodynamic, person-centered, gestalt, strategic and paradoxical approaches. o United shade of America  DBT three stages to change is called the dialectic o First: An initial proposition, life has meaning and positive possibilities is experienced o Second: The initial proposition is negated through a contradictory experience: Life has no relevance meaning or positive possibilities o Third: The contradictory is resolved through the negation of the negation: “Life can be both inherently meaningful and completely irrelevant  DBT Radical acceptance: “I accept you as you are and willing to help you change”  5 Functions of DBT: o Enhancing skills and capabilities o Improving client’s motivation o Generalizing skills and capabilities from therapy to outside therapy o Improving the therapist’s capabilities and motivation to treat BPD patients o Structuring the client’s environment to support and validate the clients and therapist’s capabilities  Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) behavioral component of new generation therapy o Steven Hayes o Russ Harris  ACT is based on rational frames theory  ACT: believes all thoughts are normal and natural not deviant  Major components of ACT o Mindfulness/Buddhist/person centered concept of acceptance  Mindfulness is used by clients to help them accept their negative thoughts o Behaviorism  Goal of ACT o To change people relationship to their symptoms/ basically move from fighting symptoms to accepting symptoms  Goal of ACT according to Russ Harris: Increase psychological flexibility o The ability to be present o The ability to control behavior to some valued ends  ACT is based on relational frame theory o Emphasize the importance of language/ language help us understand relations between things  ACT Model: my problems = words/words = entangled fusion = control or avoid – relief/struggle = life restriction all leads back to problems o ACT model  My problems: mindfulness diffusion helps Accept the problem and bring the individual in the present and helps you evaluate your values and leads to flexibility and commitment which then leads to growth  Emotion-Focus Therapy (EFT) o Leslie Greenberg develop (EFT) o Components of EFT  Person Centered  Gestalt  Key areas of (EFT) Emotion focus therapy o Emotional awareness (therapist should increase clients emotional awareness) o Increase emotional expression (getting clients to think and express their emotions) o Emotional regulation (help clients learn to tolerate their emotions) o Reflection (help clients make meaning of their emotions) o Transformation: replacing one emotion with another o Corrective emotional experience  Emotion-focus therapy: o Primary adaptive (our emotion have meaning and if we adapt to it is a good thing) o Primary maladaptive (emotions that are unhealthy and interferes with daily functions) o Secondary emotions (is it the emotions we are feeling or is the emotion a cover up for what’s really going on)  Affective problem markers: signs that indicate there is a difficult emotional area that needs to be explore  Techniques of EFT: Focusing o Two chair technique o Empty chair technique  Interpersonal psychotherapy: short term and focal approach to treating depression/ design specifically for treating depression o Klerman-depression: Believe that depression occurs in an interpersonal context, if you resolve the interpersonal issues, the depression will lift o Uses cognitive and behavioral intervention/focus primarily on real interpersonal relationships instead of internalized object relations  Four interpersonal areas: o Grief: bereavement following the death of a love one o Interpersonal role (dispute role conflict): conflict in an important interpersonal relationship o Role transition (basically refers to people who have difficulty adjusting to life changes)  Ex: birth of a child, graduating from college o Interpersonal deficit (sometime people have difficulty forming relationship) ex: somebody who lacks social skills  IPT protocols: o Time limited o Focus on one or two interpersonal problem areas o Focus on current rather than past relationships o Interpersonal rather than intrapsychic emphasis o Address cognitive-behavioral issues in terms of how they affect important social relationships o Recognizes but don’t focus on personality variables o Based on medical model clients are looked at as having clinical depression


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