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Therapy Techniques

Identify what type of therapy is being used. Be specific.

1. When she started relating to the therapist in the same way she related to her mother, it became clear that she perceived her mother as a rival for her father's affection.

2. The patient was given an anti-psychotic medication to eliminate the agitation, delusions, and hallucinations he was having.

3. The therapist asked her to list the reasons why she thinks she is unable to get through a job interview. She gave him three typewritten pages enumerating fears, apprehensions, self-criticisms, and negative self-evaluations. Her thinking about herself had really gotten off the track. The therapist encouraged her to be more realistic, and suggested techniques to examine and correct her "self-talk."

4. To reduce the client's appetite for Oreo cookies, the therapist had the client chew up a cookie, and then spit it on to a white paper plate. Looking at, and remembering the unappetizing mess, resulted in the client not ever wanting any more Oreo cookies.

5. Sarah met once a week with others who, like her, had a problem with alcohol. During these sessions, she would discuss her problems, and receive information and support from the other members.

6. To help eliminate the child's fear of dogs, the therapist had the child watch other children having fun while gently playing with a well-behaved dog.

7. To teach the child to have "helpful" behaviors, the child was given an M&M every time he helped another child.

8. The therapist didn't offer advice. Instead she provided a warm therapeutic atmosphere that led the client to self-acceptance, and the freedom to make choices towards growth.

9. The patient had the worse case of agoraphobia the therapist had seen. The therapist stopped by every day to work with her. It took a week to get her out of the front door without becoming overwhelmed with anxiety. It took three weeks to get her feeling relaxed while standing on the front sidewalk.

10. Everyone thought that Jed was the root of the family's problems. However, once Jed was "well" there were still problems. The problems were solved only after each member understood the role they played, and how they could communicate more effectively to each other.

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