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Below is a sample breakdown of the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior 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||The humanistic-existential model and abnormal functioning||Strengths and weaknesses of the humanistic-existential model|
|Tuesday||Abraham Maslow's contribution to the humanistic movement|
Carl Rogers' humanistic theory and psychotherapy
|Humanistic psychology, hierarchy of needs|
Congruence, incongruence, client-centered therapy, theory of self-actualization
|Wednesday||Gestalt theory and approaches to counseling||Resistance to contact, Gestalt therapy|
|Thursday||Spirituality and mental health||Use of prayer and meditation to treat mental illness|
|Friday||Existential vs. humanistic theories|
Assessing the humanistic-existential model
|Similarities and differences in the existential and humanistic theories|
Strengths and limitations of the humanistic-existential model
1. The Humanistic-Existential Model and Abnormal Functioning
What is the humanistic-existential model, and how is different from prior models? Psychology greats such as Maslow, Rogers and May lead the way toward a new model of behavior that has changed the way psychologists view a client.
2. Abraham Maslow's Contribution to the Humanistic Movement in Psychology
In the middle of the 20th century, Abraham Maslow changed psychology when he founded humanistic psychology. In this lesson, we'll look at his major contributions to psychology: his hierarchy of needs and his role in the humanistic movement.
3. Carl Rogers' Humanistic Theory and Psychotherapy
Carl Rogers is often credited with being one of the most influential psychologists of the 20th century with contributions that include client-centered therapy, self-actualization, and the theory of self.
4. Gestalt Theory and Approaches to Counseling
What is gestalt theory, and how can it influence therapy? In this lesson, we'll look at gestalt theory, the types of resistance to contact that can cause psychological issues, and how gestalt theorists treat patients.
5. Spirituality & Mental Health: Using Prayer and Meditation to Treat Mental Illness
There is a long and complicated history between religion and mental illness, but recent developments in psychology are showing advantages to religious treatments for mental issues. This lesson examines faith-based therapy.
6. Existential vs. Humanistic Theories: Comparing Two Major Theories in Psychotherapy
The humanistic and existential theories of psychology are often confused. In this lesson, we'll look at the similarities of and differences between the two theories and their related therapies.
7. Assessing the Humanistic-Existential Model: Strengths and Limitations
Much of psychology focuses on the negative parts of human experience, but the humanistic-existential model of psychology looks at the positive potential of humans. In this lesson, we'll look at the strengths and weaknesses of the model.
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