Samples "Psychotherapy"


Subpoena Case Study

When a motion is made to subpoena records, and the client resists, in this case Sheila, a psychotherapists may protect the client in many ways. If the psychotherapists feels that releasing the information may be harmful to their client, a motion may be made to “quash the subpoena” to protect...

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (or BPD) is a cluster-B personality disorder which is associated with impulse and emotional control, and difficulties with interpersonal relationships and self-imagine. Generally, the disorder is diagnosed in adolescence or early adulthood, but there are associated symptoms which are present in younger children or even babies (Burke...

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Art and Music Therapy

In the therapy sessions conducted with Robbie, music was not the only medium of change. The therapist also used other forms of art (painting, clay modeling, dancing etc.), as well as play (games with sand and water). Moreover, Robbie’s peers were taking part in some of the sessions, which lead...

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PRISM (Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders)

The Psychiatric Research Interview for Substance and Mental Disorders (PRISM) was developed and put into use for clinical and research-oriented assessment for those with co-occurring disorders (COD) when no such tools were available. According to Hasin, Trautman, Miele, Samet, Smith & Endicott (1996), “Rather than offering guidelines on taking a...

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Exposure Therapy

Exposure therapy, also known as prolonged exposure therapy, is a type of therapy that is used in a wide variety of clinical situations. One of these clinical situations include alcohol or drug problems, also known as substance use disorder. Another clinical situation is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a common development...

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Classical Conditioning and Phobias

According to the classical conditioning ideology, the process of association is applied in learning new behaviors. Therefore, the linkage between two stimuli assist in the learning of a certain response in an individual. One of the essential entities in classical conditioning is the ability of an individual to learn from...

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Addictive Disorders

Mood and Addictive Disorders: Causes, Treatments, and Influences Potential causes of depressive, bipolar, and substance disorders. There are many potential causes for depressive, bipolar and addictive disorders. Most of the time, these disorders stem from underlying hormonal imbalances, heredity, some sort of neurological factor, or an environmental factor. It has...

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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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