Saturday, April 18, 2009

Unit 16 - Treatment of Psychological Disorders

NOTE: the AP exam is coming up … It is time to use your “5 Steps to a 5” AP prep book!!!

Reading assignment:
Bernstein Text Chapter 16 Pp. 628-672
Read and take Cornell Notes

Bernstein Study Guide Chapter 16 Starts on P. 464
(You will be graded for completing and correcting them, not for how many you got right.)
1. Skim outline and key terms: Pp. 464-474 – Make sure you know underlined terms and that they are in your notes. -- Note examples and mnemonics.
2. In your notes, do Concepts & Exercises No 1 and No 2 on P. 476 and answer it without looking at the book or your notes, then check your answers. For each wrong answer, write the correct answer and be sure the information is in your notes. For each right answer smile and review your thought process so you remember it for the test.
5. Do BOTH multiple choice sample quizzes that start on P. 478 Do quiz 1 first check and correct it, review the notes then do quiz 2 and check it. Remember, the goal is to find out what you know vs. what you don’t know, and then review so you know it all.

Key Ideas: Types of therapy and how they treat psychological disorders. Humanistic, Client-Centered, Gestalt, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Rational-Emotive Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Community Psychology, Biological Therapy. Distinguish between psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. Distinguish psychiatrists from psychologists from psychoanalysts. Understand various specific treatments such as behavior modification, systematic desensitization, flooding, ECT, psychopharmacological drugs such as neuroleptics, antidepressants and anxiolitics. Understand aspects of psychotherapy such as empathy and congruence.

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