Ch 14: Methods of Psychological Treatment

About This Chapter

Enhance your understanding of therapeutic and drug treatments in psychology using these helpful video lessons. Find detailed information that can help you prepare for psychology exams, class discussions or even professional certification or licensing exams.

Methods of Psychological Treatment - Chapter Summary

From individual and group therapies to psychiatric drugs, this chapter covers various psychological treatment options. The lessons explore details about each option, such as approaches, examples and effectiveness. You'll even study biological therapies, many of which are no longer used today. Once you have successfully reviewed this chapter, you should expect to have developed the following abilities:

  • List approaches and define terms relating to individual therapy
  • Discuss types of group therapy
  • Describe types and classes of psychiatric drugs
  • Summarize biological therapy techniques
  • Understand the effectiveness of different types of psychological therapies
  • Name different depressant drugs and how they work

Lessons are accessible 24/7 on any device, which makes studying easy and convenient. You can print the video transcripts to create simple reference tools. Use the self-assessment quizzes to determine how much you know and which topics, if any, you might need to continue reviewing. Monitor your progress through this chapter using your Dashboard.

6 Lessons in Chapter 14: Methods of Psychological Treatment
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.

Depressants: Types, Examples & Facts

6. Depressants: Types, Examples & Facts

Explore the class of drugs known as depressants in this lesson. Learn more about the different kinds of depressants, how they are used in the medical field, and how they influence the central nervous system.

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

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.