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 Usually residential, with the clients and therapists living together, but increasingly residential units have been superseded by day units. 3.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

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