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Question: Psychological Therapies

- Family therapy (AO1)
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) (AO1)
- Effectiveness of family therapy (AO2)
- Effectiveness of CBT (AO2)
- Issues of psychological therapies (AO2)

Answer: Family therapy (AO1)
Families are important to prevent relapses in schizophrenic patients. High expressed emotions, such as hostility and criticism can have negative effects on the patient. This suggests that if families are taught how to communicate with their schizophrenic relatives it will be beneficial for them both.
Fallon et al (1985) created a new way of family management, for families with schizophrenic patients returning home. It focused on teaching everyone in the family how to improve communication styles, to lower expressed emotions, be less demanding and less empathic.
Families were also warned to not have high expectations and to avoid stressful interactions with the schizophrenic family member. This family management was used with patients in families with high expressed emotions.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) (AO1)
CBT was originally thought to be inappropriat...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Psychology
  • Course: Psychology
  • Level: A-Level
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  • Words: 574
  • Date submitted: September 05, 2014
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  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 6025

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