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PSY 250 Chapter 16 - Therapy Part One

by: Kristen Shelton

PSY 250 Chapter 16 - Therapy Part One PSY 250

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First lecture on Chapter 16 Will cover the rest next class
Abnormal Psychology
Deskovitz, Mark
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kristen Shelton on Thursday April 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSY 250 at Central Michigan University taught by Deskovitz, Mark in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Abnormal Psychology in Psychlogy at Central Michigan University.


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Date Created: 04/21/16
4/21/16 Chapter 16 – Therapy Part One I. Overview of Treatment a. Why do people seek therapy? i. Stressful life circumstances 1. Some might consider it minor & some consider it major  2. Financially, socially, family life, health issues, job loss, college  students 3. Coping skills, additional social support, CBT techniques ii. Long standing problems 1. Mental health issues 2. Shy & inhibited – social skill seeking 3. Harder to treat iii. Reluctant clients  1. Children 2. Court­ordered people 3. Marital therapy  a. One partner might not want to be there iv. Personal growth 1. Be a better person a. Wife, husband, parent, etc. b. Generally wonderful & motivated clients to work with b. Who provides services? i. Psychologists 1. Someone with a PhD in clinical psychology 2. Have a master’s degree – clinical psych, social work, counseling ii. Pastoral Counselors 1. Religious counselors  c. Therapeutic relationships i. Most important aspect to therapeutic gain 1. Want your patient/client to like you 2. Have a sense of respect between client & therapist 3. Different for each person 4. Emotional bond/connection d. Measuring success i. Single­subject designs ii. Interventions  iii. How effective is the therapy? 1. Is it harmful at all? a. Critical incident stress debriefing i. Risk for PTSD b. DARE programs i. Increases intake of substances c. Boot camp intervention for conduct disorder i. Amplifies conduct problems d. Expressive­experiential therapies i. Amplifies painful emotion e. DID­oriented therapy i. Initiation of other personalities f. Recovered­memory techniques i. Produces false memories of trauma g. Grief counseling for individuals w/ normal bereavement  reactions i. Depressive symptoms increase h. Attachment therapies i. Ex. Rebirthing 1. Death/injury to children 2. Trauma in the child can occur i. Scared straight intervention i. Amplifies conduct problems j. Facilitated communication i. Accuses family members of child abuse even  though it isn’t true e. What approaches should be used? i. Evidence­based treatment 1. Exposure Therapy: a. Systematic desensitization b. Muscle relaxation/deep breathing 2. Manualized therapy  junior clinicians ii. Behavioral Approaches 1. Exposure Therapy 2. Aversion Therapy a. Electric shock – not used anymore i. Now a typical technique is rubber band snapping on wrists ii. Minimal impacts 1. Reinforcement acts better than punishment 3. Reinforcement a. Used with children i. Shape behavior ii. Breakdown behaviors 1. Ex. Reinforcement for good grades b. Used with lower intellectual functioning individuals c. Used also w/ people of high functioning i. Depression – low mood 4. Cognitive­Behavioral Therapy


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