UMass Amherst PSYCH 383 - Study Guide for Exam 1 (7 pages)

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Psych 383 - Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy
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Psych 383 Study Guide for Exam 1 Definitions of Counseling Psychotherapy Know the types of activities in which clinicians are involved Psychotherapy assessment teaching supervision research writing consultation administration Understand the main concepts embedded in the definitions of psychotherapy discussed in class in P N problems of an emotional nature in which a trained person with the object of removing modifying or retarding existing symptoms involves disturbed patterns of behavior patient with established relationship with a professional adapted or individualized for the particular client and his or her disorder involves a trained therapist a client who has a mental disorder problem or complaint for the purpose of assisting people to modify their behaviors cognitions emotions and or other personal characteristics in directions that the participants deem desirable theory assessment are key to being informed Know the historical differences between counseling and psychotherapy Shorter process normal or mildly maladjusted clients more problem vs person oriented teacher vs detective often considerable expertise in a particular area e g marriage alcohol vocational Overview of Counseling Psychotherapy Understand the definition and role of theory in psychotherapy Provides an organized and consistent perspective on human behavior psychopathology and treatment a good theory of psychotherapy creates the treatment goals and outlines a frame for how to pursue them strict adherence fit patient to theory flexible application fit theory to patient Understand the different levels of theoretical abstraction High Global Theories e g Freudian analysis Rogerian Person centered Low Specific Techniques e g dream interpretation exposure Middle Change Processes e g consciousness raising catharsis likely most fruitful argued to be most critical way to think of cases Familiarize yourself with key terms in chapter 1 of P N Action therapies the processes of conditional stimuli and



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