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Treatment of Psychological Disorders - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Explore some common treatment methods for psychological disorders in this chapter, which also looks at the effectiveness of treatments and treatment prevention and intervention. The instructors who lead these lessons will introduce you to biological therapy, social learning and the cultural factors that impact mental health treatment. When you've watched all the lessons in this chapter, you'll be familiar with:
- Individual and group therapy methods
- Types of psychiatric drugs
- Social learning as a treatment method
- Community approaches to treatment
- Psychodynamic treatments
|Individual Therapy||Assess the four approaches to individual therapy and identify characteristics of each.|
|Group Therapy||Examine different types of group therapy and purposes for each type.|
|Psychiatric Drugs||Discuss the types of medications used to treat different psychiatric disorders. Explain how each psychiatric drug works.|
|Biological Therapy||Describe some biological treatments used for mental issues. Analyze reasons these treatments are considered controversial.|
|What is Social Learning in Abnormal Psychology Treatment?||Determine how social learning theory is used to help explain and treat mental disorders.|
|Community Approaches to Mental Health Treatment: Prevention & Intervention||Outline community approaches to treatment, including prevention and crisis intervention, deinstitutionalization and community mental health.|
|Treatment Effectiveness||Examine the three methods used to determine the effectiveness of different treatments. See which method is considered the most useful.|
|Issues in Mental Health Treatment: Cultural Factors, Effectiveness & Empirical Validation||Discuss some issues associated with treatment, including efficacy, effectiveness, empirical validation and cultural and ethnic factors.|
|Common Psychodynamic Treatments: Free Association, Therapist Interpretation, and Catharsis||Assess each treatment method and describe characteristics of each.|
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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