Therapy

 

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the aims and methods of psychoanalysis, and explain the critics' concerns with this form of therapy.

  2. Identify the basic characteristics of humanistic therapies as well as the specific goals and techniques of client-centered therapy.

  3. Identify the basic assumptions of behavioral therapy, and discuss the classical conditioning techniques of systematic desensitization, flooding and aversive conditioning.

  4. Describe therapeutic applications of operant conditioning principles, and explain the critics concerns with behavior modification process.

  5. Describe the assumptions and goals of cognitive therapies and their applications to the treatment of depression.

  6. Discuss the rationale and benefits of group therapy, including family therapy.

  7. Discuss the findings regarding the effectiveness of psychotherapies.

  8. Explain why ineffective therapies often have mistakenly perceived value.

  9. Discuss the roles of values and cultures in the therapy process.

  10. Explain the rationale of preventative mental health programs

  11. Identify the common forms of drug therapy.

  12. Describe the use of electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery in the treatment of psychological disorders.

Vocabulary: psychotherapy, eclectic approach, psychoanalysis, resistance, interpretations, transference, client-centered therapy, active listening, behavior therapy, counter conditioning, systematic desensitization, aversive conditioning, token economy, cognitive therapies, cognitive-behavior therapy, family therapy, psychopharmacology, lithium, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), psychosurgery, lobotomy.