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Ch 25: Treatment in Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Treatment in Abnormal Psychology chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach the types of treatments used for mental illness in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Treatment in Abnormal Psychology 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.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Individual therapy
Group therapy
Definition of individual therapy, psycholanalysis, dream analysis
Definition of group therapy, types of group therapy
Tuesday Psychiatric drugs
Biological therapy
Types of psychiatric drugs and conditions they are used for
Generally discredited treatments including lobotomy and insulin shock therapy
Wednesday Social learning
Community approaches to mental health treatment
Social learning theory and therapy
Deinstitutionalization and the Community Mental Health Center movement
Thursday Treatment effectivenessWays to measure the effectiveness of treatments, including controlled research studies and patient impressions
Friday Issues in mental health treatmentCultural factors, effectiveness, empirical validation

8 Lessons in Chapter 25: Treatment in Abnormal Psychology Lesson Plans
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.

What is Social Learning in Abnormal Psychology Treatment?

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.

Community Approaches to Mental Health Treatment: Prevention & Intervention

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.

Measuring Psychological Treatment Effectiveness

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.

Issues in Mental Health Treatment: Cultural Factors, Effectiveness & Empirical Validation

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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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