Psy 210 week 8 psychotherapy

PSY 210 Week 8 Psychotherapy




Biomedical and psychotherapy are two basic approaches to treating psychological disorders. A number of approaches fall under the category of psychotherapy, but they all include the following four essential characteristics:




Systematic interaction between a client and a therapist


Based on psychological theory and research


Influences a client’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior


Used in treating disorders, adjustment problems, and to foster personal growth




Explain, in a 200- to 300-word response, the biomedical approach as well as the psychodynamic, humanistic-existential, behavior, and cognitive approaches to psychotherapy listed in your text.