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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a treatment unit of a standard abnormal psychology course. Topics covered include:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Psychiatric drugs
- Biological therapy
- Social learning theory
- Prevention and intervention
- Treatment effectiveness
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. What is Social Learning in Abnormal Psychology Treatment?
In this lesson, we'll examine the effect that society has on individuals by looking at how social learning theory can explain the cause and treatment of some mental disorders.
6. Community Approaches to Mental Health Treatment: Prevention & Intervention
How are people with mental illnesses treated? In this lesson, we'll look at community mental health initiatives aimed at helping people prevent and get treatment for psychological disorders.
7. 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.
8. Issues in Mental Health Treatment: Cultural Factors, Effectiveness & Empirical Validation
Although psychological treatment continues to improve, there are still some issues in this area. In this lesson, we'll look closer at cultural factors that affect treatment and the difficulty of proving treatment effectiveness via empirical validation.
9. Drug Therapy
Drug therapy plays an important role in the treatment of mental disorders today. Learn about the different types and common uses of these drugs and test your knowledge with a quiz.
10. Placebo Effect: Definition & Explanation
The placebo effect occurs when a person believes that he or she is receiving real treatment and reports an improvement in his or her condition. In this lesson, learn what may cause the placebo effect and its importance in research.
11. Systematic Desensitization: Definition, Treatment & Examples
Systematic desensitization is a behavioral technique commonly used to treat fear, anxiety disorders and phobias. Using this method, the person is engaged in some type of relaxation exercise and gradually exposed to an anxiety-producing stimulus, like an object or place.
12. What Is a Support Group? - Definition & Types
You may have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD). These are popular, nationally-recognized support groups. There are many types and benefits to support groups - find out more in this lesson.
13. Interpersonal Therapy: Techniques & Definition
Interpersonal therapy can be a very effective short-term treatment for episodes of acute depression or anxiety. Through this lesson, you will learn how to define interpersonal therapy and explore some of the techniques used in the process.
14. Cognitive Restructuring: Techniques, Definition & Examples
Cognitive restructuring can be a very effective treatment for intrusive negative thinking. Learn about cognitive restructuring and explore the ways it can be applied in a therapeutic environment.
15. Psychopharmacology: Definition & History
The field of psychopharmacology helps us understand how prescription drugs, legal drugs, and illegal drugs change behavior in predictable ways. This lesson will give you an overview and history the field of psychopharmacology.
16. What is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy? - Techniques & Training
This lesson defines Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and contrasts it with traditional therapy. SFBT techniques and training are discussed, along with the guiding principles of this therapeutic approach.
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Other chapters within the Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review course
- Introduction to Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Clinical Research of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- The Biological Model of Abnormality: Help and Review
- The Psychodynamic Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Behavioral/Learning Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Cognitive Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- Help & Review for the Humanistic-Existential Model of Abnormal Behavior
- The Sociocultural Model of Abnormal Behavior: Help and Review
- The Diathesis-Stress Model: Help and Review
- Clinical Assessment: Help and Review
- Introduction to Anxiety Disorders: Help and Review
- Mood Disorders of Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Stress Disorders: Help and Review
- Somatoform Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Dissociative Disorders in Psychology: Help and Review
- Eating Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders: Help and Review
- Substance Use Disorders: Help and Review
- Psychotic Disorders: Help and Review
- Cognitive Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Life-Span Development Disorders: Help and Review
- Personality Disorders in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review
- Factitious Disorders: Help and Review
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Abnormal Psychology: Help and Review