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Below is a sample breakdown of the Treatment of Psychological Disorders 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 and group therapy||Psychodynamic approach, dream analysis, Freud, free association, cognitive therapy, rational emotive therapy; group therapy, family therapy, relationship counseling, active listening|
|Tuesday||Psychiatric drugs and biological therapy||Psychiatric medications, brain chemistry, neurons, neurotransmitters, SSRIs, antipsychotics, tardive dyskinesia; biological methods, ECT, side effects, memory loss, insulin shock therapy|
|Wednesday||Social learning and community approaches to mental health treatment||Observing others' behavior, positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement; Philippe Pinel, out-patient, getting services, preventing disorders|
|Thursday||Treatment effectiveness and other issues in mental health treatment||Treatment effectiveness, patient and therapist impressions, studies, regression to the mean, placebo effect, availability heuristic, culture|
|Friday||Common psychodynamic treatments||Psychodynamic approach, free association, dream meaning|
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. Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis
Psychodynamic theory says that psychological problems come from a person's subconscious. But, how do you treat the subconscious? In this lesson, we'll look at three methods: free association, dream interpretation, and catharsis.
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