Thinking about Treatment
STEP 1: Choose ONE of the following questions and respond to it in a post of at least 200 words.
- Psychoanalytic theory is no longer the dominant therapeutic approach, because it lacks empirical support. Yet many consumers continue to seek psychoanalytic or psychodynamic treatments. Do you think psychoanalysis still has a place in mental health treatment? If so, why?
- What might be some advantages and disadvantages of technological advances in psychological treatment? What will psychotherapy look like 100 years from now?
- Some people have argued that all therapies are about equally effective, and that they all affect change through common factors such as the involvement of a supportive therapist. Does this claim sound reasonable to you? Why or why not?
- When choosing a psychological treatment for a specific patient, what factors besides the treatment’s demonstrated efficacy should be taken into account?
STEP 2: Respond to at least TWO other posts in responses of at least 100 words.