Samples "Psychotherapy"


Family Therapy Techniques

Many different books have been written on the concept of family therapy and the different techniques that may be used when attempting to assist individuals through their family related therapy issues. Family Therapy Techniques by Salvador Minuchin and H. Charles Fishman still manages to stand out above all of the...

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Myths of Popular Psychology

The purpose of this report is to analyze a popular psychology myth, as identified from Lilienfield's paper on the myths of popular psychology (2010). The myth chosen to be questioned and researched is myth number 23 in the book, entitled “The Polygraph (“Lie Detector”) Test Is an Accurate Means of...

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Freud And Neo-Freudians

Sigmund Freud created the Theory of Psychosexual Development, or psychoanalytic theory. He viewed the human psyche as an iceberg. The conscious mind is the part of the iceberg that is above the water. The unconscious mind is the larger part which is unseen below the water. The mind is composed...

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Intervention Models: Making A Psychosocial Assessment

To determine whether a client needs short or long term social work intervention or a combination of both, several strategies can be applied. One of these is the time-limited dynamic, supportive-expressive psychotherapy, which is implemented in such a way that allows the clients to feel comfortable in discussing their personal...

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Freud an Enemy Not a Friend

In his Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling, Jay E. Adams provides a stringent critique of the Freudian approach to psychological problems from the perspective of his own interpretation of what a Christian psychology would look like. Crucial to this account is the sense in which the Freudian approach...

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Journal Entry: Final Paper Discussion

In psychological research, as with any discipline, it is more important to understand the limitations of any study or data rather than to seek perfect data which can be used without provisos or considerations. My research to explore issues relating to male victims of domestic abuse was no exception. What...

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Hyperthyroidism: Psychological Impacts

Fundamentally, a thyroid or parathyroid problem on a patient who has wide mood swings generally reflects the condition of hyperthyroidism. This condition involves an overactive thyroid gland which produces excess thyroid hormones, specifically triiodothyronine (T3) and tetraiodothyronine (T4), which control body metabolism. As such, hyperthyroidism leads to increased heart rate...

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Existential Psychotherapy

Existential psychotherapy is a form of therapy that revolves around the human condition as a whole. The therapy is based on the idea that humans experience conflict around certain conditions that everyone experiences. These experiences are death, freedom and the responsibility that goes with it, isolation, and meaninglessness (Cooper, 2003)....

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Gulliver’s Travels and Freud’s Psychoanalysis

The essay discusses the interrelationship between Gulliver’s Travels and Freud’s psychoanalysis in terms of human identity, behavior and personality. While Swift reflects a self by condemning his aggressiveness, irrationality, and narcissism, Freud explores the development of a child during a phase of neurosis; hence both depict humans as neurotic species....

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Analysis of Psychological Testing

The Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) Standardized procedures of the TAT focus specifically on the delivery of a comprehensive personality test for infants and young children as they mature and grow older. It relies on subtle psychopathological processes including the use of place cards that allow children to inter-relate their thoughts...

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Biopsychosocial Theory of Addiction

The Biopsychosocial model of addiction is a multidimensional framework used to better understand the contributing factors of addiction (Levin, 1989). This model draws from the biological, psychological, and social theories - or the contributing factors of addiction. Biological factors concern the genetic predisposition of addiction as well as the impact...

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Psychology of Lying

In his fascinating article ‘Why We Lie’ Dan Ariely reports a kind of epiphany he had when his student told him the following story. The student had locked himself out of his house, and had to call a locksmith. It took the locksmith about one minute to pick the lock...

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Black Swan Psychology

The 2010 film Black Swan centers on the unhealthy psychology of Nina, the lead character. From the movie's earliest scenes, it is clear that a number of serious issues are within Nina. On an overt level, she exists in a constant state of anxiety. Some of this is explained by...

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Cognitive Psychology: History and Evaluation

AbstractUlrich Neisser is the father of cognitive psychology. This branch of psychological theory is a scientific reductionist approach to figuring out human behaviors. Cognitive psychologists assert that all human behaviors can be explained by the biological functioning of the brain. Experiments in cognitive psychology are amongst the most famous in...

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Theories of Personality: Carl Jung

AbstractThrough the combination of the opposing pairs of functions and attitudes, psychologist Dr. Carl Jung identified a series of 8 particular patterns that determine how the mind works. These patterns represent the simplistic foundation of Jung's theory, that is, "when our minds are active and we are awake, we are...

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Theories of Personality: Erik Erikson

Unlike famous psychology expert and colleague Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, another contributor to the world renowned research book entitled Theories of Personality, disregards psychosexual stages of development in his blueprint of the brain. This is despite the fact that much of his ideas were directly influenced and affected by Freud...

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Research Methods in Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive psychology, the school of psychology that researches internal mental processes, employs various methods as it examines how humans understand, diagnose, as well as solve problems and how human memory works (Cognitive Psychology, 2016). Two widely used methods of cognitive psychology are a case study and a controlled experiment. Case...

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Positive Psychology

It is sometimes said that positive psychology has a short history but a long past. To some extent this remark applies to psychology in general. Since the beginning of recorded history thinkers and writers have reflected upon the mind, and the nature of mental states. Indeed, since thinkers as far...

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Leadership Roles In A Psychiatric Institution

An executive director oversees the formal leadership of a psychiatric institution. Reporting to this role is the medical director, a psychiatrist who also has informal power by virtue of their physical presence in the environment, and due to their expertise. Nursing roles imbued with formal power are the Director of...

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