Ch. 15 Therapies

What are the different major kinds of therapists? What training/education is involved for clinical psychologists, social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists? Who can prescribe medication?

Know the basic descriptions of the following perspectives of therapy:

  1. Psychodynamic/psychoanalysis
  2. Humanistic
  3. Behavioral
  4. Cognitive
  5. Cognitive-behavioral
  6. Group

For each type of therapy above, be able to describe the goal of the therapy style and the methods/techniques used in each.

Define/explain these concepts from humanistic therapy: client-centered therapy, active listening.

Define/explain these concepts from behaviorist therapy: exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, token economy.

Understand these terms related to biomedical treatments: Antipsychotic medication, antianxiety medication, antidepressant medication. Be able to name common drugs in each category.

What are ECT and TMS? How do they work?

How can lifestyle changes treat psychological disorders?

Describe/give an example of how we could prevent mental illness instead of treat it after the fact.