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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a mental health therapy unit of a standard mental health course. Topics covered include:
- Definitions and techniques of mental health and rehabilitation counseling
- Family counseling processes
- Individual and group therapies
- Biological therapy
- Behavioral approaches in therapy
- Cognitive and cognitive-behavioral therapies
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
- Reality and existential therapies
- Transactional Analysis Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Creative therapies
- Sex therapy
1. Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques
This lesson explores areas dealing with patients, mental health settings, and preventative measures that counselors can take when doing mental health counseling.
2. Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition & Techniques
This lesson is a walk through of the issues, ideas, and programs involved with rehabilitation counseling. Included is a step by step process of what it can look like and who is involved.
3. The Process of Family Counseling
Counseling a family requires understanding of both individual and family patterns. This lesson explains several theoretical approaches that guide counselors in assessing family problems and treating them.
4. 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!
5. 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?
6. 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.
7. Behavioral Approaches in Therapy
What is the relationship between the stimulus-response model, applied behavior analysis, social-cognitive theory, and changing behavior? Is there really more than one way to look at behavioral therapy?
8. Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies
Thought processes, emotions, and behaviors - oh my! Does the way we process information affect our emotional health and reactions to the world around us?
9. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Definition & Techniques
What do you get when you take Albert Ellis and have him merge cognitive techniques with behaviorism? Why REBT, of course! Learn more about the application of rational emotive behavior therapy in this lesson.
10. Reality Therapy: Techniques, Goals & Limitations
In this lesson, we will explore William Glasser's reality therapy. We will cover topics such as how does this therapy works, its therapeutic goals, and techniques that are used by the counselor.
11. Transactional Analysis Therapy and the Role of the Counselor
Eric Berne was influenced by traditional psychoanalytic theory and neuroscience in his creation of transactional analysis. This lesson explores the therapeutic relationship in transactional analysis and describes this user friendly form of therapy.
12. Existential Therapy: Definition & Key Concepts
What is the philosophy behind existential therapy? How is it structured and what assumptions does it make about human nature? Let's discover the answers to these questions.
13. Person-Centered Therapy: Goals & Techniques
What are the goals and techniques used in person-centered therapy? Why is the client/counselor relationship important? Answer these questions and learn more in this lesson.
14. Creative Therapies: Goals, Techniques & Limitations
Do you ever feel like you are acting out a script in your life? Are your feelings better expressed through music or art? Do stressful situations provide you with insight? If so, the creative therapies may be for you!
15. What Is Sex Therapy? - Definition and Features
Sex is a normal part of adult life, but sometimes people have issues with sex. Where can people turn when they have sexual dysfunction? In this lesson, we'll examine what sex therapy is and how sex therapists help patients with sexual dysfunctions.
16. How to Deal with Depression
In this lesson, we'll talk about some coping strategies that can be helpful for individuals who are dealing with depression. We'll also talk about some of the ways that family members or friends can cope with a loved one's depression.
17. Coping Skills Activities for Adults
In this lesson, how different coping skills can be used during difficult times will be discussed. It also discusses making plans to follow some healthy coping skills that will help you maneuver through stressful situations.
18. Living with PTSD: Coping Skills & Mechanisms
In this lesson, learn how to live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and utilize healthy coping skills to alleviate symptoms. Afterwards, take a quiz to see how well you understand the different coping mechanisms of this debilitating disorder.
19. How to Deal with ADHD
This lesson will review coping skills for adults who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Tips and techniques for adults who know someone with ADHD will also be discussed.
20. Coping Skills Group Activities
In this lesson, learn how group work can be beneficial when it comes to learning new coping skills. Afterwards, identify different activities that you can offer your group when it comes to implementing these important strategies into their daily lives.
21. How to Deal with OCD
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by intrusive thoughts often resulting in ritualistic behavior, yet these thoughts and behaviors can be managed.
22. Coping with Bipolar Disorder
In this lesson, we'll talk about how to cope with the condition known as bipolar disorder, a mood disorder characterized by severe swings in mood. We'll talk about coping strategies for patients and family members.
23. How to Stop Self-Harm
Self-harm is something that kids and adults are dealing with on a daily basis. This happens when emotional pain has become so much that it has to be expressed, and it happens in physical self-injury. There are ways to overcome this, and steps to take to get better.
24. How to Deal with Panic Attacks
This lesson will provide an overview of panic attacks, while emphasizing coping skills for those who suffer from them. In addition, some coping strategies for those who are close to people suffering from panic attacks will also be discussed.
25. Dealing with Grief
Everyone in life will unfortunately come upon a time when they are grieving. While very painful, this process can be eased somewhat with the ideas outlined in this lesson.
26. Eclectic Therapy: Definition, Pros & Cons
A puzzle is very hard to solve if you only look at a single piece. In eclectic therapy, the patient is viewed as a whole complex picture and multiple therapy styles are used to address all aspects of the patient's needs.
27. Exposure Therapy Techniques & Types
Exposure therapy is frequently used to treat psychological disorders related to anxiety. This lesson will define exposure therapy and describe the different techniques and types.
28. Insight Therapy: Definition, Types & Examples
Sometimes clients in therapy need guidance in developing awareness as to why they feel certain negative emotions or act in maladaptive ways. Insight therapy can help clients with developing this insight. Learn the definition, types, and examples of insight therapy in this lesson.
29. Insight Therapy vs. Behavior Therapy
They both aim to assist clients with negative thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors, but there are four key differences between insight and behavior therapy. Learn the definitions and differences between these therapies in this lesson.
30. Logotherapy: Definition & Criticism
This lesson looks at the theory of logotherapy, some key components, as well as criticisms of the theory are discussed and counterarguments from the author are noted.
31. Logotherapy: Use & Techniques
How do we find meaning in life? Does it exist objectively? In this lesson we'll talk about the idea of logotherapy, which is a technique in psychiatry that tries to help patients find meaning in life, even in the face of terrible circumstances.
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