Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Psychotherapy Matrix




Psychodynamic Approaches
to Therapy
Behavioral Approaches
to Therapy
Cognitive
Approaches to Therapy
Summary of Approach

Tries to bring one’s unresolved past conflicts and unacceptable
impulses from their unconscious into the conscious, so that one may be able to deal with the problems in a more effective ways.


These approaches are treatment approaches which build on the simple processes of learning, just like reinforcement and extinction, and believe that abnormal and normal behavior are both learned.


These types of approaches try to teach one to think in better conducive ways by changing their dysfunctional cognitions that pertain to the world and oneself.

Disorders appropriate for this therapy

Some examples appropriate for this disorder are PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), DID (dissociative identity disorder), and ASPD (antisocial personality disorder).

Some examples appropriate for this disorder are OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), panic disorder and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).

Some examples appropriate for this disorder are Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and  anxiety disorders.

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