Ch 9: Mental Health Therapy

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The Mental Health Therapy chapter of this Mental Health Study Guide course is the simplest way to master mental health therapy. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of mental health therapy.

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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

32 Lessons in Chapter 9: Mental Health Therapy
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Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques

1. Mental Health Counseling: Definition & Techniques

Mental health counseling uses psychotherapy and problem solving to work with people on changing issues in their lives. Explore the definition and techniques of mental health counseling and learn about mental disorders and diagnosis, prevention, and client treatment options.

Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition & Techniques

2. Rehabilitation Counseling: Definition & Techniques

Rehabilitation counseling involves treatment to help bring a person back to a normal functioning level after they experience an illness, injury, or condition. Explore the definition, techniques, roles, and certification of rehabilitation counseling.

The Process of Family Counseling

3. The Process of Family Counseling

According to the family systems theory, family members are all connected and deeply affected by each other. Discover how behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, brief strategic therapy, structural therapy, solution focused therapy, and transformational systemic therapy are used in family therapy settings.

Individual Therapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive & Behavioral

4. Individual Therapy: Psychodynamic, Cognitive & Behavioral

Just as there are various areas of knowledge within psychology, there are also different treatment approaches. Explore approaches to individual therapy, including psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and humanistic approaches.

Group Therapy: Definition, Uses & Types

5. Group Therapy: Definition, Uses & Types

When a psychologist meets with a small group of patients or clients at the same time, it is commonly referred to as a group therapy session. Learn how to define group therapy, explore its uses, and review the different types of therapy available, such as support groups and couples therapy.

Biological Therapy for Psychological Problems: Definition & Examples

6. Biological Therapy for Psychological Problems: Definition & Examples

Before the development of psychiatric drugs, psychological treatments often entailed biological therapy such as extreme surgical procedures. Explore examples of the different biological therapies for psychological problems, including electroconvulsive therapy, insulin shock therapy, psychosurgery, and lobotomy.

Behavioral Approaches in Therapy

7. Behavioral Approaches in Therapy

Behavioralism considers that behaviors are a response to stimuli, and interventions should be oriented to change unhealthy behaviors to more adaptative ones. Learn about different approaches to behavior therapy, including applied behavior analysis and social-cognitive theory.

Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies

8. Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapies

Cognitive therapies focus on how thought processes affect people's emotions and behaviors and ways to change that. Learn about cognitive psychology and two forms of therapy approaches: cognitive and cognitive-behavior therapies.

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Definition & Techniques

9. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Definition & Techniques

Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is a form of cognitive behavior therapy that seeks to develop acceptable patterns of behavior by changing attitudes and redefining problems. Learn about the definition and therapeutic techniques of REBT.

Reality Therapy: Techniques, Goals & Limitations

10. Reality Therapy: Techniques, Goals & Limitations

Reality therapy, founded by William Glasser, holds people accountable for their decisions and behavior and the resulting outcomes. Learn about Glasser's theory, how it works, its therapeutic goals, the techniques used by counselors, and its limitations.

Transactional Analysis Therapy and the Role of the Counselor

11. Transactional Analysis Therapy and the Role of the Counselor

Eric Berne's transactional analysis therapy was formulated for the counselor to work with the patient to create therapeutic goals. Learn more about this therapy, including the role of the counselor, who Eric Berne is, the philosophy of his therapy, and the strengths and limitations of it.

Existential Therapy: Definition & Key Concepts

12. Existential Therapy: Definition & Key Concepts

Existential therapy is used to provide patients the option to freely choose their actions and responsibilities. Learn about the definition and key concepts of existential therapy and understand each of the six propositions of the existential approach.

Person-Centered Therapy: Goals & Techniques

13. Person-Centered Therapy: Goals & Techniques

Person-centered therapy is characterized by the therapist having a positive view of human nature full of self-realization and actualization that can lead any person toward good mental health. Learn the therapeutic relationship counselors take on with this form of talk therapy or client-centered therapy, and explore the goals and techniques employed.

Creative Therapies: Goals, Techniques & Limitations

14. Creative Therapies: Goals, Techniques & Limitations

Creative therapies help patients deal with their emotional problems through alternative forms of expression. Learn how creative therapies help heal through different forms of expression, including art, storytelling, and adventure, and explore the goals, techniques, and limitations of each type of expression.

What Is Sex Therapy? - Definition and Features

15. What Is Sex Therapy? - Definition and Features

Some individuals suffer from sexual dysfunctions that negatively impact their ability to engage in sexual activity. Learn about different types of sexual dysfunctions, and review the definition and features of sex therapy. Examine the PLISSIT model, and explore how sex therapy works in practice.

How to Deal with Depression

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.

Coping Skills Activities for Adults

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.

Living with PTSD: Coping Skills & Mechanisms

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.

How to Deal with ADHD

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.

Coping Skills Group Activities

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.

How to Deal with OCD

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.

Coping with Bipolar Disorder

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.

How to Stop Self-Harm

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.

How to Deal with Panic Attacks

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.

Dealing with Grief

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.

Eclectic Therapy: Definition, Pros & Cons

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.

Eclectic Therapy Techniques

27. Eclectic Therapy Techniques

With about 45 million Americans experiencing a mental illness, it is critical that we understand and utilize effective treatments. As individuals vary in their personalities, symptoms, lifestyles, and motivations, one technique could not possibly work for everyone. Additionally, many people require a combination of therapy techniques to help them cope with their mental disorders.

Exposure Therapy Techniques & Types

28. 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.

Insight Therapy: Definition, Types & Examples

29. Insight Therapy: Definition, Types & Examples

Therapists may use insight therapy to help patients understand how past events impact their current circumstances. Explore the definition, types, and examples of insight therapy to learn more about how this approach to therapy can be used to help patients.

Insight Therapy vs. Behavior Therapy

30. 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.

Logotherapy: Definition & Criticism

31. 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.

Logotherapy: Use & Techniques

32. 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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