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Below is a sample breakdown of the Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Individual therapy||Definition, psychodynamic approach, Sigmund Freud, dream analysis, free association, systematic desensitization|
|Tuesday||Group therapy||Definition and types, including family therapy and relationship counseling, support groups, transference, talk-therapy|
|Wednesday||Psychiatric drugs||Medications used to treat common disorders and how they work, neurotransmitters, brain chemistry, SSRIs, MAOIs, SNRIs|
|Thursday||Biological therapy||Definition of biological therapy, overview of methods including electroconvulsive therapy, insulin shock therapy, lobotomy, reasons for use and side effects|
|Friday||Treatment effectiveness||How to determine if a treatment is working, patient's and therapist's impressions, controlled research studies|
1. Individual Therapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive & Behavioral
What are the different approaches to individual therapy? In this lesson, we'll watch as Mary tries to find the type of individual therapy that works best for her. Will she be able to overcome her problems? Let's find out!
2. Group Therapy: Definition, Uses & Types
When an individual has personal problems they want to work on with the help of a professional therapist, they don't necessarily have to do it one-on-one. They could benefit from group therapy instead. When is group therapy a good option?
3. Overview of Psychiatric Drugs: History, Types & Uses
Have you ever been curious about how psychiatric drugs work, or more specifically, which psychiatric drugs are used for which disorders? This lesson outlines some common psychiatric disorders and how various medications are used to treat and subdue psychotic symptoms.
4. Biological Therapy for Psychological Problems: Definition & Examples
Do you think psychological problems can be fixed with electric shocks or brain surgery? Find out more about biological treatments for mental problems and the controversial role they played in treating patients.
5. Measuring Psychological Treatment Effectiveness
In this lesson we'll explore factors that contribute to treatment effectiveness in psychological treatment plans. We'll also analyze ways to assess effectiveness and the importance of doing so.
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