British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Three Approaches to Psychotherapy: Richard (3 Parts)

Synopsis
The films compare and contrast psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behaviour modification and cognitive therapy, approaches that widely differ but have many common threads. Each of the three clinicians introduces his approach, interviews the patient Richard, and afterwards comments on the interview.
Part 1: Dr Hans Strupp, an exponent of psychodynamic therapy, tries to identify patterns in Richard’s life, drawing these to his attention and then exploring their ramifications and attempting to establish changes that can help to mitigate earlier damange and build more successful relationships.
Part 2: Dr Donald Meichenbaum, who practices a cognitive behaviour modification approach, attempts to make Richard aware of his thoughts, beliefs, internal dialogues, images, feelings and the ways he appraises the environment, his behavioural patterns in various situations and the reactions he elicits from others. He then encourages Richard to try to experiment with his behaviour in order to discover options and to change.
Part 3: Dr Aaron Beck, a cognitive therapist noted for his work with anxiety and depression, teaches Richard how to identify his own negative thoughts and to rebut them in order to help his anxiety, anger and depression. Dr Beck provides a commentary afterwards.
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 45, 46, 46 min.
Year of production
1986
Availability
Hire
Sale; 1997 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p) each
Notes
Reviewed by Dr R M Wrate for BUFVC (12/89).
Uses
Introductory material for 1st-year undergraduate trainees in mental health (psychiatry and psychology).*
Subjects
Psychology
Keywords
counselling; psychotherapy

Credits

Writer
Aaron T Beck; Donald Meichenbaum; Hans Strupp
Cast
Aaron T Beck 
Donald Meichenbaum 
Hans Strupp 

Sections

Title
Dr Hans Strupp
Synopsis
Part 1: Dr Hans Strupp, an exponent of psychodynamic therapy, tries to identify patterns in Richard's life, drawing these to his attention and then exploring their ramifications and attempting to establish changes that can help to mitigate earlier damange

Title
Dr Donald Meichenbaum
Synopsis
Part 2: Dr Donald Meichenbaum, who practices a cognitive behaviour modification approach, attempts to make Richard aware of his thoughts, beliefs, internal dialogues, images, feelings and the ways he appraises the environment, his behavioural patterns in

Title
Dr Aaron T Beck
Synopsis
Part 3: Dr Aaron Beck, a cognitive therapist noted for his work with anxiety and depression, teaches Richard how to identify his own negative thoughts and to rebut them in order to help his anxiety, anger and depression. Dr Beck provides a commentary afte

Production Company

Name

Psychological and Educational Films

Phone
+1 949 640 4029
Address
3334 East Coast Highway #252
Corona del Mar
California
CA 92625
USA
Notes
Company no longer active. Some of the titles can be found via Youtube [21/02/2018]. US-based producer and distributor of videos and DVDs showing significant developments and major figures in psychology and psychotherapy, for use in education, training and research. Sale in NTSC system.

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 9039 times.