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MPTUO1a: Introduction to Psychology
Week 16 / Unit 12: Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy. “(Also talking therapy). The use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction with adults, to help a person change behavior and overcome problems in desired ways.” [1]

Required Reading


Psychological Disorder Treatment Study Guide

Perspectives on treatment

    • 1.1 Explain how psychological treatments have changed over time and among cultures.
    • 1.2 Match methods of treatment to psychological perspectives.
    • 1.3 Explain why psychologists use a variety of treatment options.

Categories of treatment and types of treatment providers

    • 2.1 Identify biomedical treatments.
    • 2.2 Identify psychological treatments.
    • 2.3 Describe appropriate treatments for different age groups.
    • 2.4 Evaluate the efficacy of treatments for particular disorders.
    • 2.5 Identify other factors that improve the efficacy of treatment.
    • 2.6 Identify treatment providers for psychological disorders and the training required for each

Legal, ethical, and professional issues in the treatment of psychological disorders

    • 3.1 Identify ethical challenges involved in the delivery of treatment.
    • 3.2 Identify national and local resources available to support individuals with psychological disorders and their families (e.g., NAMI and support groups).

Major Assignments and Deadlines


  1. Psychotherapy. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved June 18, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychotherapy
  2. Heffner, Dr. Christopher L. (2001, April 1). Psychology 101. All Psych. https://allpsych.com/psychology101/
  3. Dewey, Dr. Russell A. (2017). Psychology: An Introduction. Psych Web. https://www.psywww.com/intropsych/
  4. The American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (APA TOPSS) course template.

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