Most Effective Psychotherapies

Large effectiveness: 1.38 Psychoanalysis 1.26 Exposure and Response Prevention 1.22 Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 1.14 Parent-child Interaction Therapy 1.01 Schema Therapy 1.00 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 0.95 Dialectical Behavior Therapy 0.94 Interpersonal Psychotherapy 0.93 Emotional Freedom Techniques 0.89 Transference Focused Psychotherapy 0.85 Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy 0.80 Solution-focused Brief Therapy Moderate to Large effectiveness: 0.77 Prolonged Exposure … Continue reading Most Effective Psychotherapies

Wilderness Therapy: Moderate Effectiveness

Moderate effectiveness: 0.54 What is Wilderness Therapy? 1. By exposing patients to interpersonal problems, therapy and group activities in an unfamiliar context away from home, wilderness therapy encourages the development of healthy self-esteem and social skills. 2. Encountering familiar problems in an unfamiliar context may shed new light on existing problems. 3. By solving the natural … Continue reading Wilderness Therapy: Moderate Effectiveness

Transtheoretical Model

Not enough research. What is Transtheoretical Model? 1. Assesses an individual's readiness to act on a new healthier behavior, and provides strategies, or processes of change to guide the individual 2. Stages of change: not ready, getting ready, ready, action, maintenance, termination 3. Processes of change: get the facts, pay attention to feelings, create new self-image, … Continue reading Transtheoretical Model

Transpersonal Psychology

Not enough research. What is Transpersonal Psychology? 1. Integrates the spiritual and transcendent aspects of the human experience with the framework of modern psychology. 2. Spiritual psychology 3. Issues considered in transpersonal psychology include spiritual self-development, self beyond the ego, peak experiences, mystical experiences, systemic trance, spiritual crises, spiritual evolution, religious conversion, altered states of consciousness, … Continue reading Transpersonal Psychology

Transference Focused Psychotherapy: Large Effectiveness

Large effectiveness: 0.89 What is Transference Focused Psychotherapy? 1. For borderline personality disorder 2. The individual with borderline personality organization (BPO) as holding unreconciled and contradictory internalized representations of self and significant others that are affectively charged. 3. The defense against these contradictory internalized object relations leads to disturbed relationships with others and with self. 4. … Continue reading Transference Focused Psychotherapy: Large Effectiveness

Transactional Analysis

Not enough research. What is Transactional Analysis? 1. 1950s therapy 2. Psychoanalytic theory and method of therapy wherein social transactions are analyzed to determine the ego state of the patient (whether parent-like, child-like, or adult-like) as a basis for understanding behavior. 3. Patient is taught to alter the ego state as a way to solve emotional … Continue reading Transactional Analysis

Therapeutic Community

Not enough research. What is a Therapeutic Community? 1. Participative, group-based approach to long-term mental illness, personality disorders and drug addiction. 2. Usually residential, with the clients and therapists living together, but increasingly residential units have been superseded by day units. 3. It is based on milieu therapy principles, and includes group psychotherapy as well as … Continue reading Therapeutic Community