Psychosocial Intervention: Definition & Examples


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_____ is the use of non-medicinal means to assist a person with social disorders or unhealthy life habits to improve their well-being and their relationship with society as a whole.

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1. In flooding, a behavioral therapist uses _____ to show a patient he or she is able to handle an anxiety-causing trigger.

2. What is the key focus of cognitive therapy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can test what you know about psychosocial intervention with this quiz and worksheet combo. This resource provides the chance to review your understanding of what psychosocial intervention is and the reasons it might be useful.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focuses on what you know about:

  • What it is called when you use non-medicinal means to help a person with social disorders improve their health and relationship to society
  • The conditions that can be assisted with animal therapy
  • The focus of cognitive therapy
  • How behavioral therapy differs from cognitive therapy

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you remember what the key focus of cognitive therapy is
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast behavioral therapy and cognitive therapy
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret the type of therapy that is used when a therapist slowly introduces fears in order to help clients let go of the negative reaction

Additional Learning

If you would like to review this topic in more depth, you can look in the lesson, Psychosocial Intervention: Definition & Examples. This lesson explains about:

  • What psychosocial means
  • The cases that work well with psychosocial interventions
  • The two types of interventions
  • What cognition refers to
  • Types of cognitive therapies
  • Common types of behavioral therapy