Psych 1000 Chapter 16
Psych 1000 Chapter 16 PSYC 1010
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Chapter 16 Treatment and Therapy Current forms of therapy: Psychotherapy ● Therapy using psychological techniques Biomedical therapy ● Use of medicine, surgery, treatment Combining therapies an eclectic approach Psychoanalysis ● Freud ● Refers to a set of techniques for releasing the tension of repression and resolving unconscious inner conflicts ● Techniques: ○ Free association ○ Interpretation Psychodynamic therapy ● Discover themes across important relationships ● Focus is improved self awareness and insight into unconscious thoughts and feelings which may be rooted in past relationships ● “Talk” therapy Interpersonal therapy ● A further extension of psychotherapy ● Less focused on insight and past experiences ● Improve relationship skills ● “Talk” therapy Humanistic Therapy ● Emphasizes the human potential for growth ● Attempts to boost selffulfillment by helping people gain self awareness and self acceptance ● Client centered therapy ● The therapist should exhibit empathy and unconditional positive regard and should listen without judging Behavior therapy ● Sometimes insight and self awareness do not reduce symptoms ● Behavior therapy uses the principles of learning, especially classical and operant conditioning ● Maladaptive symptoms ○ Learned behaviors that can be replaced by adaptive behaviors Classical conditioning techniques ● Counterconditioning ○ Refers to linking new, positive responses to previously aversive stimuli Exposure therapy (type of counterconditioning) ● Avoidance of the feared situation worsens a conditioned fear ○ Avoidance is reinforced because it quickly reduces anxiety ○ Guided exposure to the feared situation eliminates avoidance ● Systematic desensitization ○ Construct a hierarchy of anxietytriggering situations ○ Gradually increase the exposure intensity while using relaxation techniques ● Virtual reality therapy ○ Fear of flying: fly simulator ● Aversive conditioning ○ When a person has been conditioned to have a positive association with a drug ○ Aversive conditioning can associate the drug with a negative response ○ Ie if you want someone to stop drinking alcohol, put nausea inducing drugs in their drink ● Operant conditioning therapy ○ Behaviors are influenced by their consequences ○ Reward desired behaviors ○ Withhold reinforcement for undesired behaviors ○ Select appropriate reward ○ Token economy : sticker chart, cards that can be exchanged for candy
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