Systemic Therapy: Small to Moderate Effectiveness

Small to moderate effectiveness: 0.48 What is Systemic Therapy? 1. Seeks to address people not only on the individual level, as had been the focus of earlier forms of therapy, but also as people in relationships, dealing with the interactions of groups and their interactional patterns and dynamics. 2. Focus on practically addressing current relationship patterns … Continue reading Systemic Therapy: Small to Moderate Effectiveness

Systematic Desensitization

Not enough research. What is Systematic Desensitization? 1. The first step of systematic desensitization is the identification of an anxiety inducing stimulus hierarchy. 2. The second step is the learning of relaxation or coping techniques. When the individual has been taught these skills, he or she must use them in the third step to react towards … Continue reading Systematic Desensitization

Supportive Psychotherapy

Not enough research. What is Supportive Psychotherapy? 1. Therapist reinforces the patient's healthy and adaptive patterns of thought behaviors in order to reduce the intrapsychic conflicts that produce symptoms of mental disorders. 2. Therapist engages in a fully emotional, encouraging, and supportive relationship with the patient as a method of furthering healthy defense mechanisms, especially in … Continue reading Supportive Psychotherapy

Status Dynamic Psychotherapy

Not enough research. What is Status Dynamic Psychotherapy? 1. 1960s therapy  2. Helps clients to approach their problems from the vantage point of proactive, in-control actors and not helpless victims 3. Helps clients to attack these problems from the position of acceptable, sense-making, care-meriting persons who bring ample strengths, resources, and past successes to the solution … Continue reading Status Dynamic Psychotherapy

Solution-focused Brief Therapy: Large Effectiveness

Large effectiveness: 0.80 What is Solution-focused Brief Therapy? 1. Goal-directed collaborative approach to psychotherapeutic change that is conducted through direct observation of clients' responses to a series of precisely constructed questions. 2. Focuses on addressing what clients want to achieve without exploring the history and provenance of problem(s). 3. Sessions typically focus on the present and … Continue reading Solution-focused Brief Therapy: Large Effectiveness

Social Therapy: Small Effectiveness

Small effectiveness: 0.37 What is Social Therapy? 1. Concept that a healthy social environment is essential for adults with developmental disabilities to live productive, independent, and joyful lives. 2. A healthy social environment is cultivated through community where all members make a contribution according to their ability. 3. Establishing necessary spiritual, social and physical conditions for … Continue reading Social Therapy: Small Effectiveness

Sex Therapy

Not enough research. What is Sex Therapy? 1. Treats sexual dysfunction when there is no medical etiology (physiological reason) or as a complement to medical treatment. 2. Sexual dysfunctions which may be addressed by sex therapy include non-consummation, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, low libido, unwanted sexual fetishes, sexual addiction, painful sex, or a lack of sexual … Continue reading Sex Therapy