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  • Psychotherapy

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    TITLE ¬¬¬I chose an article that is about psychotherapy and brain plasticity. I chose this article because I am interested in psychotherapy and how it affects the brain and how the brain changes over time. Psychotherapy is the treatment of mental disorders as well as emotional disorders by using psychological techniques rather than by medicinal means. Brain plasticity is the brain’s ability to change itself as a result of experiences and changes in behavior. I am interested in this because I have

  • Psychotherapy

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    City College International Faculty, University of Sheffield In psychotherapy, there are several categories that encompass the psychotherapy approaches (Corey, 2005). Each category is exceedingly broad, generally covers 2 or more approaches. Hence, to divide our focus, this paper will concentrate more on action therapies category (Corey, 2005) or known as Cognitive Behaviour. As mention before, each classification has an extensive major to cover; hence, to recognize cognitive behaviour as a whole

  • Psychotherapy

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    The aim of psychotherapy is to encourage self-awareness and self-evaluation in order to enable transformation and facilitate possibility. It is this self-evaluation process that is crucial to personal agency (McKay, 1987) and integral to psychodynamic therapy (PDT) and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This essay will critically evaluate cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic theories regarding self-awareness and self-evaluation and explore ways in which these theories and their understanding

  • Psychotherapy

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    I believe that the art of psychotherapy is more important than the use of empirically validated treatments (EVT). I feel that the art of psychotherapy exists through the use of the common factors, which include the therapeutic relationship, client and therapist factors (e.g., personality), helping clients deal with problems, and hope or expectancy factors (Reisner, 2005). Although I do believe that empirically validated treatments may enhance the therapeutic process, the treatments themselves are

  • Psychotherapy

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    My preferred theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The main assumption of CBT is that events and situations in life do not cause emotional problems (e.g., guilt or depression); rather problems are a by-product irrational beliefs and perceptions about the situations (Corey, 2009). The goals of CBT focus on correcting the client’s automatic and self-defeating thoughts, which should ultimately help them to develop a more adaptive philosophy of life (Corey, 2009). CBT focuses

  • Spinoza's Philosophical Psychotherapy

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    Spinoza's Philosophical Psychotherapy missing works cited ABSTRACT: Spinoza's philosophy has a practical aim. The Ethics can be interpreted as a guide to a happy, intellectually flourishing life. Spinoza gives us principles about how to guard against the power of passions which prevent the mind from attaining understanding. In what follows, I consider Spinoza's techniques for guarding against the passions by turning to Jonathan Bennett's criticisms of Spinozistic psychotherapy. Bennett finds three

  • Adlerian Psychotherapy

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    Understand, interpret, direct. This statement is an oversimplification of sorts, but defines the essence of Adlerian psychotherapy. From this minimal overview of Adlerian theory, we can begin to elaborate and explore the intricacies of individual psychology. Adlerians are concerned with understanding the unique and private beliefs and strategies of the individual (private logic and mistaken notions) that we create in childhood, and which serve as a reference for attitudes, private views of self,

  • Analysis Of Psychotherapy In Crime And Punishment

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    Psychotherapy in Crime and Punishment Qudsia Monique Ahmad Psychology: Special Topics Dr. Mary Jacobsen 27 April 2014 Summary The following essay explains the viewpoint of both psychoanalytic and cognitive therapy. It goes in depth about their beliefs and forms of therapy. The essay discusses how to deal with patients who deal with narcissistic personality disorder. The end of the essay relates these theories to Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It focuses on the main character’s narcissism

  • Body Psychotherapy

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    Body Psychotherapy (BP) is a relatively new form of psychotherapy. At times BP is combined with the concept of the mind; hence, Mind-Body Psychotherapy is form of BP. I would also group Mindfulness Psychotherapy into the same realm as BP. Therefore, I have reviewed literature from these three camps in an attempt to have a more comprehensive view of BP. Even though BP is a comparatively new form of psychotherapy, some of its roots can be traced as far back as the 1800s. Around the years 1893 to 1895

  • Psychotherapy Versus Pharmacotherapy

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    Psychotherapy Versus Pharmacotherapy: Is One Better than the other? One of the most startling things to me at the beginning of the Neurobiology and behavior course was learning about the existence of "reductionism." That is, those who do not believe there is a human soul or necessarily even a mind. Instead, as I understood it, reductionism says we are all a product of our neurons and the firings that take place in the brain and nervous system. Those scientists, from what we discussed, might

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