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Treatment of Abnormal Behavior, Part I

  • Treatment approaches include psychodynamic, humanistic, behavioral, cognitive, and biological
  • Psychotherapy is any psychological technique used to facilitate positive changes in an individual’s personality, behavior, or adjustment
  • Many different professionals can offer treatment, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors
  • The history of treatment for mental illnesses include trepanning, demonology and exorcism, societal exclusion, imprisonment, lobotomies, and various medical treatments
  • There are a set of behaviors and counseling skills that help the treatment process and others that hinder—not all therapists are good therapists
  • Types of psychotherapy include individual, group, insight-based, directive, non-directive, and time-limited

Treatment of Abnormal Behavior, Part I

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  1. Intro
    • Treatment of Abnormal Behavior (5-7%)
    • Challenge of Therapy
    • What is Psychotherapy?
    • Who Offers Treatment?
    • Why Do People Seek Therapy?
    • History of Treatment
    • Helping Behaviors
    • Characteristics of Good Therapists
    • Basic Counseling Skills
    • Types of Psychotherapy
    • Review
    • Intro 0:00
    • Treatment of Abnormal Behavior (5-7%) 0:16
      • Treatment Approaches
      • Modes of Therapy
      • Community and Preventive Approaches
      • This Section of the Course…
    • Challenge of Therapy 1:54
      • How Many Psychologists Does it Take to Change a Light Bulb?
    • What is Psychotherapy? 3:03
      • Any Psychological Technique Used to Facilitate Positive Changes in an Individual's Personality, Behavior, Adjustment
    • Who Offers Treatment? 3:36
      • Psychotherapy is…
      • Biomedical Therapy is…
      • Psychiatrists
      • Social Workers
      • Psychologists
      • The Team Approach
      • Eclectic Approach Therapy
    • Why Do People Seek Therapy? 5:41
      • Personal Growth
      • Couples Counseling
      • Crisis Intervention
      • Court Mandated
      • Obstacles To Seeking Help
      • The Client as Active Partner
      • Cultural Groups and Therapy
      • Cultural Training and Therapy
    • History of Treatment 9:31
      • Trepanning
      • Demonology -- Exorcism
      • Philippe Pinel
      • Dorothea Dix
      • Transorbital and Cranial Lobotomies
      • Dr. Walter Freeman and Dr. James W. Watts Image
    • Helping Behaviors 13:34
      • Behaviors that Help
      • Behaviors that Hinder
    • Characteristics of Good Therapists 16:02
      • Enthusiastic Learners
      • Draw on Their Experience With Similar Problems
      • Value Complexity and Ambiguity
      • Are Emotionally Open
      • Are Mentally Healthy and Mature
      • Nurture Their Own Well-Being
      • Realize That Their Own Emotional Health Affects Their Work
      • Have Strong Social Skills
      • Cultivate a Working Alliance
      • Expertly Use Social Skills in Therapy
    • Basic Counseling Skills 18:12
      • Active Listening
      • Clarify the Problem(s)
      • Focus on the Feelings
      • Avoid Giving Advice
      • Accept the Client's Frame of Reference
      • Reflect Thoughts and Feelings
      • Silence
      • Asking Open-Ended Questions
      • Maintain Confidentiality
    • Types of Psychotherapy 23:14
      • Individual
      • Group
      • Insight
      • Directive
      • Time-Limited
    • Review 26:26
      • How Have Therapies Changed from Pre-Scientific Times Until Now?
      • What are Personal Characteristics of Therapists that Contribute to Successful Therapy?
      • What Basic Counseling Skills are Needed to Become a Good Therapists?
      • Describe the Basic Kinds of Therapeutic Contexts.