Copyright

Ch 15: AP Psychology: Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach methods for treating psychological disorders in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayIndividual therapyDefinition, psychodynamic approach, Sigmund Freud, dream analysis, free association, systematic desensitization
Tuesday Group therapyDefinition and types, including family therapy and relationship counseling, support groups, transference, talk-therapy
Wednesday Psychiatric drugsMedications used to treat common disorders and how they work, neurotransmitters, brain chemistry, SSRIs, MAOIs, SNRIs
Thursday Biological therapyDefinition of biological therapy, overview of methods including electroconvulsive therapy, insulin shock therapy, lobotomy, reasons for use and side effects
Friday Treatment effectivenessHow to determine if a treatment is working, patient's and therapist's impressions, controlled research studies

5 Lessons in Chapter 15: AP Psychology: Treatment Methods for Psychological Disorders Lesson Plans
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Individual Therapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive & Behavioral

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!

Group Therapy: Definition, Uses & Types

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?

Overview of Psychiatric Drugs: History, Types & Uses

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.

Biological Therapy for Psychological Problems: Definition & Examples

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.

Measuring Psychological Treatment Effectiveness

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Support