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interaction between therapist and someone suffering from psychological problem, with goal of providing support or relief from problem
general approach to treatment that explores childhood events and encourages individuals to develop insight into their psychological problems
reluctance to cooperate with treatment for fear of confronting unpleasant unconscious material
event that occurs in psychoanalysis when the analyst begins to assume a major significance in the client's life and the client reacts to the analyst based on unconscious childhood fantasies
form of psychotherapy that focuses on helping clients improve current relationships
type of therapy that assumes that disordered behavior is learned and symptom relief is achieved through changing overt maladaptive behaviors into more constructive behaviors
approach to treatment that involves confronting an emotion-arousing stimulus directly and repeatedly, ultimately leading to a decrease in emotional response
procedure in which a client relaxes all muscles of his/her body while imagining being in increasingly frightening situations
form of psychotherapy that involves helping a client identify and correct any distorted thinking about self, others, or the world
teaches clients to question the automatic beliefs, assumptions and predictions that often lead to negative emotions and to replace negative thinking with more realistic and positive beliefs
approach to therapy that assumes all individuals have a tendency toward growth and that this growth can be facilitated by acceptance and genuine reactions from the therapist
existentialist approach to treatment with the goal of helping the client become aware of his or her thoughts, behaviors, experiences and feelings to "own" or take responsibility for them
medications that are used to treat schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders
treatment that involves inducing a mild seizure by delivering an electrical shock to the brain
transcranial magnetic stimulation
treatment that involves placing a powerful pulsed magnet over a person's scalp, which alters neuronal activity in the brain
inert substance or procedure that has been applied with the expectation that a healing response will be induced
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