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PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology - Textbook

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how people with psychological disorders have been treated throughout the ages
  • Discuss deinstitutionalization
  • Discuss the ways in which mental health services are delivered today
  • Distinguish between voluntary and involuntary treatment
  • Distinguish between psychotherapy and biomedical therapy
  • Recognize various orientations to psychotherapy
  • Discuss psychotropic medications and recognize which medications are used to treat specific psychological disorders
  • Distinguish between the various modalities of treatment
  • Discuss benefits of group therapy
  • Recognize the goal of substance-related and addictive disorders tretment
  • Discuss what makes for effective treatmentDescribe how comorbid disorders are treated
  • Explain how the sociocultural model is used in therapy
  • Discuss barriers to mental health services among ethnic minorities


Click on the links below to access the assigned reading.

    16.1 Mental Health Treatment: Past and Present
    16.2 Types of Treatment
    16.3 Treatment Modalities
    16.4 Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders: A Special Case
    16.5 The Sociocultural Model and Therapy Utilization


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