About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Psychological Treatments 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||Approaches to individual therapy, such as behavioral therapy, psychodynamics and the humanistic approach, along with their pros and cons; leaders in the field|
|Tuesday||Group therapy||Types of group therapy, such as relationship counseling or support groups; techniques that may be stressed, including active listening|
|Wednesday||Psychiatric drugs||Types of psychiatric medications, how they work, when they are needed and for what conditions|
|Thursday||Biological therapy||Physical forms of treatment, including lobotomy and electroconvulsive therapy; why their use is limited or non-existent today|
|Friday||Treatment effectiveness||Ways to determine if a treatment has been effective, including therapists' and patients' evaluations|
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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