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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
g) For schizophrenia describe and evaluatetwo treatments. Students must select one treatment each from two different approaches studied from the five in Units 1 and 2.
i. the Social Approach: either Family Therapy or Care in the Community programmes
ii. the Cognitive Approach: either Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or Rational Emotive Therapy
iii. the Psychodynamic Approach: either free association or dream analysis
iv. the Biological Approach: either the use of drugs (chemotherapy) or electro-convulsive therapy (ECT)
v. the Learning Approach: either the Token Economy Programme or Systematic Desensitisation.
The aims of this therapy are as follows:
This type of treatment has been shown to be effective for reducing the positive symptoms of schizophrenia, for reducing relapse and for enhancing recovery when schizophrenia is diagnosed early.
Apply your knowledge:
( note: you need to describe how the treatments work as well as evaluate them)