PSYC 110 Theories Therapy

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PSYC 110 Theories Therapy
At some point in your life you may think you need therapy. At some po…

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PSYC 110 Theories Therapy

PSYC 110 Theories Therapy

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At some point in your life you may think you need therapy. At some point in your life, you may think a coworker or a family member needs therapy. Should you find yourself in that situation, which type of therapy would you recommend for another person or yourself: psychoanalysis, cognitive, humanistic, group, behavioral, or biomedical (medication or surgery)? Why? (If you would recommend no treatment for yourself or a coworker, please explain your rationale for this.)

This week in our second graded threaded discussion area we will have many discussion enhancing conversations on the topic of “Therapy”

(Given a need to understand, explain, and interpret someone’s behavior, examine the development, structure, and functioning of personality and compare and contrast the major theories including the strengths and weaknesses inherent in each approach).

(Given a situation pertaining to a person exhibiting abnormal or maladaptive thoughts/behaviors, analyze the possible biological and social causes of such behaviors, how they are diagnosed by mental health professionals, what type of treatment may be needed, and how society responds to people living with mental disorders).

Psychotherapy refers to all the diverse approaches used in the treatment of mental disorder and psychological problems. Additionally, there are three ways to conceptualize psychotherapy: (1) “Insight Therapy” involves pursuing increased insight regarding the nature of the client’s difficulty and sorting through possible solutions; (2) “Behavior Therapy” (a.k.a. “action therapy”) is based on the principles of learning, with behavior therapists working to alter maladaptive habits and change overt behaviors; and (3) “Biomedical Therapies” involve interventions to alter a person’s biological functioning…