Different Types of Therapy

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Types of Therapy


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The ultimate goal of this paper is to explore to different types of therapy. Type of therapy is to help the client deal more successfully with a disorder or a situation. The specific treatment goals depend on the individual client, the therapist’s theories and the situation at hand. The goal may be concrete, such as quitting smoking, or more abstract, such as anger management. The ultimate goal of this paper is to explore to different types of therapy. Type of therapy is to help the client deal more successfully with a disorder or a situation. The specific treatment goals depend on the individual client, the therapist’s theories and the situation at hand. The goal may be concrete, such as quitting smoking, or more abstract, such as anger management. The popular conception of therapy is that of the classic talk therapy; a client, a couch and a psychologist with a notepad and pencil in hand. While some approaches do utilize this method, there are numerous types of therapy that can be used to help a client overcome problems. In all cases, the goal of therapy is to provide a nonjudgmental environment that allows the client and therapy provider to work together towards a mutually agreed upon set of goals.


Types of Therapy
The popular conception of therapy is that of the classic talk therapy; a client, a couch and a psychologist with a notepad and pencil in hand. While some approaches do utilize this method, there are numerous types of therapy that can be used to help a client overcome problems (Beckerman, Nancy.Corbett, Lynn, 2010). In all cases, the goal of therapy is to provide a nonjudgmental environment that allows the client and therapy provider to work together towards a mutually agreed upon set of goals. Preventive therapy or prophylactic therapy is a treatment that is intended to prevent a medical condition from occurring. For example, many vaccines prevent infectious diseases. An abortive therapy is a treatment that is intended to stop a medical condition from progressing any further. A medication taken at the earliest signs of a disease, such as at the very symptoms of a migraine headache is an abortive therapy. A supportive therapy is one that does not treat or improve the underlying condition, but instead increases the patient's comfort. In addition to the intended therapeutic effect of a treatment, a therapist may cause undesired effects as well. When an adverse effect is weaker than the therapeutic effect, it is commonly referred to as a "side effect". Some adverse effects occur only when starting, increasing or discontinuing a treatment. After reanalyzing several decades of comparative outcome research, that effective therapists work contextually, even when treating clients from a single theoretical framework. That is, clients seem to benefit from therapy less from the theory-specific elements than from common, or nonspecific, factors that cut across treatment approaches. Arguably the most powerful common factor is having a strong working alliance with the therapist. Extending our knowledge of the working alliance in couple and family therapy, we can compare clients’ alliance-related behavior in sessions and both the client and their therapists viewed this as relatively more or less influential (Friedlander, Myrna L. Bernardi, Shaina Hsin-Hua Lee, 2010). Many therapist view the alliance as the most important factor in their work. It is difficult to be effective in treatment when the alliances are not strong. The process of therapy can be quite overwhelming for client new to the therapy, thus it is extremely important for a trusting alliance to be formed between the client and the therapist. Therapy is a growth and healing process in which individuals, groups, couples, and families are helped to express themselves in a safe, supportive, collaborative, non-judgmental climate. During treatment therapist help to identify,...
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