Learning Objectives

Recognize different forms of psychotherapy and their corresponding goals for treatment.

  • Describe how a client would know if psychotherapy was successful.
  • Discuss the principles that underlie behavioral therapy.
  • List the main features of cognitive therapies.
  • Explain the humanistic approach.

Determine what types of psychotherapy are effective, and list the properties that various types of psychotherapy have in common.

  • Create an argument that supports the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
  • List the properties that various types of psychotherapy share.
  • Define what it means to be “eclectic” in a therapeutic approach.

Understand the different types and cost-benefit trade-offs of medical interventions for psychological disorders.

  • List the types of drugs used to treat psychological disorders.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of taking drugs for the treatment of psychological disorders.
  • Describe the conditions that lead to the use of electroconvulsive therapy and psychosurgery.