PSY 150 Chp 17 Vocab

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PSY 150 Chp 17 Vocab
2010-07-27 21:53:27
Psy vocab

Chp 17 Vocab
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  1. Psychotherapy
    an emotionally charged, confiding interaction between a trained therapist and someone who siffer from psychology difficulties.
  2. Eclectic approach
    an approach to psychotherapy that, depending on the client's problems, uses techniques from various forms of therapy.
  3. Psychoanalysis
    Freud's theory of personality and therapeutic technique that attributes thoughts and actions to unconscious motives and conflicts. Frued believed that patient's free associations, resistances, dreams, and transferences and the therapist's interpretations of them released previously repressed feeling, allowing the patient to gain self-insight.
  4. Resistance
    in psychoanalytic, the blocking from consciousness of anxiety-laden material
  5. Transference
    in psychoanalysis, the patient's transfer to the analyst of emotions linked with other relationships
  6. Client-centered therapy
    a huanistic therapy, developed by Carl Rogers, in which the therapist uses techniques such as active listening within a genunie, accepting, empathic environment to facilitate client's growth.
  7. Behavior Therapy
    therapy that applies learning principles to the elimination of unwanted behavior
  8. Exposure Therapy
    Behavioral techniques, such as systematic desensitization, that treat anxieties by exposing people to the things they fear and avoid.
  9. Cognitive Therapy
    Therapy that teaches people new, moreadaptive ways of thinking and acting; based on the assumption that thoughts intervene between events and our emotional reactions.
  10. Cognitive-behavioral Therapy
    a popular integrated therapy that combines cognitive therapy with behavior therapy
  11. Family Therapy
    therapy that treats the faimly as a system. Views an individual's unwanted behaviors as influenced by or directed at other family members; attepts to guide family members toward postive relationships and improved communication.