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Current Trends in Abnormal Psychology
Transcript of Current Trends in Abnormal Psychology
dramatic increase in the number of persons seeking outpatient care for psychological problems. Almost half of clients suffer from depression or anxiety
at least 20 percent of clients enter therapy because of milder problems in living—problems with marital, family, job, peer, school, or community relationships
suicide prevention centers, substance abuse programs, eating disorder programs, phobia clinics, and sexual dysfunction programs. Psychoanalytic perspective used to dominate psychotherapy
Since 1950's new perspectives emerged
behavioral, cognitive, rational, humanistic-existential. Before the 1950s, psychotherapy was offered only by psychiatrists
clinical psychologists—professionals who earn a doctorate in clinical psychology
counseling psychologists,educational and school psychologists, psychiatric nurses, marriage therapists, family therapists, and—the largest group—psychiatric social workers Rather than wait for psychological disorders to occur, many of today’s community programs try to correct the social conditions that underlie psychological problems Government and non-government agencies are campaigning for better awareness.
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