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1. Discuss the basic tenets of psychoanalytic therapy.

The idea that some mental processes, such as motives, desires, and memories are not available to awareness or conscious introspection. It is often ref... Continue Reading >>

1. How do neo-psychoanalytic models differ from Freud’s psychoanalysis?

Neo-Freudian psychologists were thinkers who agreed with many of the fundamental tenets of Freud's psychoanalytic theory but changed and adapted the .... Continue Reading >>

2. Discuss the concept and applications of behaviour modification. What are the various methods used in behaviour modification,? Explain with suitable examples.

Behavior modification is based on methodological behaviorism, which refers to limiting behavior-change procedures to behaviors that are observable—in ... Continue Reading >>

3. What are the goals of client centered therapy? Discuss the process adopted in client centered therapy.

Client-centered therapy was not intended for a specific age group or subpopulation, but has been used to treat a broad range of people. It has been ap... Continue Reading >>


4. Discuss the techniques used in interpersonal therapy.

Not surprisingly, given its psychodynamic roots, IPT incorporates a number of “traditional” psychotherapeutic methods, such as exploration, clarificat... Continue Reading >>

5. Discuss the process of cognitive behaviour therapies.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an action-oriented form of psychosocial therapy that assumes that maladaptive, or faulty, thinking patterns cause mala... Continue Reading >>

6. What are the basic features of solution focused therapy? Discuss the treatment principles of solution focused therapy.

By focusing on client goals and quickly initiating a search for imagined or experienced exceptions to client patterns, solution-focused therapists are... Continue Reading >>

7. What do you understand by attachment based interventions? Discuss the technique used in attachment based interventions.

Following are approaches used by mainstream attachment theorists and clinicians aimed at infants or children who have developed or are at risk of deve... Continue Reading >>

8. Discuss the importance of psychotherapies with reference to cancer and AIDS patients.

The patients of both these and other terminally-ill diseases need care. Care is “the process of helping ill people with cancer and AIDS live as well a... Continue Reading >>


9. Technical neutrality

Offering what is perhaps the most comprehensive formulation of neutrality that has appeared to date, Schafer lists six characteristics of the neutral ... Continue Reading >>

10. Existential therapy

Existential therapy reacts against the tendency to view therapy as a system of well-defined techniques; it affirms looking at those unique characteris... Continue Reading >>

11. Defining features of short term therapies

Time is a key element: Therapy is “time limited,” allocating a fixed number of sessions for clients. Focus: Therapy targets specific patterns rather t... Continue Reading >>

12. Negative Punishment

In contrast to positive punishment that occurs when the presentation of a stimulus, termed a positive punisher, weakens the behavior that caused this.... Continue Reading >>

13. Counter conditioning

The type of counter-conditioning most widely used for therapeutic purposes is systematic desensitization, to reduce or eliminate fear of a particular ... Continue Reading >>

14. Self monitoring

Self-monitoring requires clients to be mindful of the “what,” “where,” “when,” and “why” of the behavior they have targeted for change and to keep a c... Continue Reading >>

15. Multimodal therapy

He found that most behavioral problems had extensive psychological and social causes and correlates. Seeking to expand the range of his ability to wor... Continue Reading >>

16. Multiple family group therapy

It involves working with a collection of families in a group setting. MFGT combines the power of group process with the systems focus of family therap... Continue Reading >>

17. Psychotherapy integration

Psychotherapy integration can be defined as an attempt to look beyond the confines of single-school approaches to see what can be learned from other p... Continue Reading >>

18. Narrative therapy

The therapist attempts to separate clients from their problems so that they do not adopt a fixed view of their identities. Gaps, incompleteness, and i... Continue Reading >>
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