Clinical/Counseling Psychology. An art & a science…. Clinical & Counseling Psychologists…. ….work with people who are struggling with psychological disorders ….help people to make changes that they want to make in their lives. What happens in therapy differs depending on….
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An art & a science…..
1. Psychopharmacology—(psychotropic drugs) this is the most common biomedical approach & we’ve already discussed several examples before—Prozac for depression & antipsychotic drugs to treat schizophrenia.
2. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)—ECT involves the administration of electrical shock to a depressed individual. The patient is given a series of weekly treatments.
2. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
3. Psychosurgery—previously referred to as “lobotomy”—most drastic and least used procedure—removes or destroys brain tissue to try to change behavior. For example, we talked about how sometimes in severe epilepsy, the corpus callosum will be severed in an attempt to control the seizures.