Define psychotherapy as a psychological approach to treating mental disorders.

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PSY RESEARCH PAPER

Assignment: Research Paper Mental Disorders — Due Week # 9This assignment supports the following lesson objectives:

§ Define psychotherapy as a psychological approach to treating mental disorders.

§ Discuss the different psychotherapeutic methods for mental disorders.

Assignment Overview
This writing assignment allows students to explore the types of treatment available for one mental disorder or issue.

Deliverables
2-page paper (12-point font. This does not include the Title Page and Reference Page. Review APA Guidelines. This includes 12-point font Times New Roman. Submit your assignment to the Drop Box.

· Note: Currently, students can submit their papers only in the following format: MS Word (Word Document).

Activity Details
Perform the following tasks:

Step 1: Choose a mental disorder or problem that you want to study further.
Perhaps you are interested in the problem of depression, anxiety (such as test anxiety or social anxiety), substance abuse, or another issue.

Step 2: Explore the treatment options for the disorder you have chosen. You might find the information you need at the below listed websites:

§ the Companion Website for another introductory textbook (a different one than our text), Psychology:
http://wps.prenhall.com/hss_ciccarelli_psychology_1/0,7827,2749158-,00.html

§ Types of Psychological Treatment
http://www.guidetopsychology.com/txtypes.htm

§ What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?