Psychotherapy Essay

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  • Psychotherapies

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    Psychotherapies Krystle A McClurg BEH/225 09/11/2015 MELODIE MILLER Psychotherapies Psychotherapy, or "talk therapy", is a way to treat people with a mental disorder by helping them understand their illness. It teaches people strategies and gives them tools to deal with stress and unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. Psychotherapy helps patients manage their symptoms better and function at their best in everyday life. Sometimes psychotherapy alone may be the best treatment for a person,

  • Psychotherapy Analysis

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    The point of psychotherapy is to uncover inner conflicts and past traumas. The goal is to get clients to settle or resolve such conflicts with only guidance through therapy (Cromer, 2014). Psychotherapy is the alliance between therapist and client where agreements are made about goals set for treatment. The working definition of psychotherapy according to the APA website is the informed and intentional application of clinical methods and interpersonal stances derived from established psychological

  • Categories of Psychotherapy

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    An early designation of psychotherapies divided all types of psychotherapy into two major categories: insight-oriented therapy and action-oriented therapy (Woolley, Wampler, & Davis, 2012). This designation was made on the basis of the therapist's main focus in achieving positive change. An insight-oriented therapy focuses on assisting the client develop knowledge or awareness about themselves as a major focus of change. The insight itself leads to positive change in the client. Action-oriented therapies

  • Disadvantages Of Psychotherapy

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    The basic methods of psychotherapy treatment divide into behavioral and cognitive therapy. The first teaches the client how to behave and react in situations that trigger his fear. It works effectively when treating of social phobias and agoraphobias. The most popular kinds are systematic desensitization, flooding and modeling. Systematic desensitization is founded on classical conditioning, aims to learn how to overcome the fear in different situations. It is called also counter conditioning

  • Psychotherapy Essay

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    My preferred theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The main assumption of CBT is that events and situations in life do not cause emotional problems (e.g., guilt or depression); rather problems are a by-product irrational beliefs and perceptions about the situations (Corey, 2009). The goals of CBT focus on correcting the client’s automatic and self-defeating thoughts, which should ultimately help them to develop a more adaptive philosophy of life (Corey, 2009). CBT focuses

  • Disadvantages Of Psychotherapy Integration

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    Key psychotherapy integration assumptions about common factors and other approaches to psychotherapy integration including a multicultural perspective were explored through the lenses of Yalom (2012), Laska, Gurman, & Wampold (2014), Laska & Wampold (2014). There are five types of psychotherapy integration, the common factors approach, theoretical, assimilative, systematic eclecticism, and the unified approach. Each type of psychotherapy has its own uniqueness and hold value in the sense of providing

  • The Ethical Concerns Of Psychotherapy

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    The Research of Psychotherapy Psychotherapy is an interactive process between two individuals or more for the purpose of the improvement or the relief of the suffer of the person from compulsion, troublesome behavior, depression, etc. The process has to be done by using the therapeutic methods which logically relevant to the case under the regulations by laws and the profession. The therapist required for psychotherapy is proficient in both the theories of formation of personality and the techniques

  • Goals Of Counsellor And Psychotherapy

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    relationships to help develop self-knowledge, emotional growth and personal resources (Corney & Jenkins, 1993). Psychotherapy is a professional relationship between therapist and patient where a broad variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties can be treated (American Psychiatric Association, 2009). In this paper the aims, goals, purpose and focus of both counselling and psychotherapy will be discussed. The role of the counsellor and therapist will also be discussed along with the role of the

  • Art of Psychotherapy Essay

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    I believe that the art of psychotherapy is more important than empirically validated treatments (EVT). I feel that the art of psychotherapy lies in the common factors, which include the therapeutic relationship, client and therapist factors (e.g., personality), helping clients deal with problems, and hope or expectancy factors (Reisner, 2005). Although I do believe that empirically validated treatments may enhance the therapeutic process, the treatments themselves are by no means the most important

  • Is Psychotherapy Based On Science?

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    Is psychotherapy based on science? Is psychotherapy a science? What is psychotherapy? In psychotherapies, a trained therapist uses psychological techniques to assist someone seeking to overcome difficulties or achieve personal growth. (Book)There are at least 500 different types of psychotherapies. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/are-all-psychotherapies-created-equal/ Being that there are so many, researchers often focus on the most frequently used approaches. These approaches are psychodynamic

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