Psychoanalytic Theory Used In Biblical Counseling

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The psychoanalytic theory of the mind has widely influence today’s culture. Often people would reference to Freud’s theory about the subconscious and its impact on the personality through different forms of defense, such as denial, repression or projection. The concept that radiates through culture is the assumption that things do not happen by chance, but is connect to another thought, past experience, or environmental aspect. There is a combination of nature and nurture within the intrapsychic domain. While psychoanalytic theory is not practiced as often, the core assumption of the conscious and unconscious is still prevalent in counseling. From a biblical counseling perspective, there is section of psychoanalysis could be related to scripture. However, Freud’s deterministic view of humanity conflicts with the Bible’s teaching about redemption and renewed life. The core structure of psychoanalysis can be provide an insightful view of human personality when aligned with scripture. The relation between id, ego, and superego can explain a Christian tendency to want to obey God’s will, but struggle to …show more content…
Freud perceived the mind to be a set of instincts, desires, and standards to withhold. His theory does not support the concept of hope for an individual to move beyond the needs during childhood. By focusing on the depravity of humanity, individuals may never find resolution in their situation, but only receive the ability to cope. In Christianity, there is hope and redemption to those who place their faith in Christ. While healing may be experience in multiple ways, there is hope for individuals despite their past trauma. Today, most psychologist would agree that pre-labeling individuals could provide psychological harm. For example the story of ….. shows the effects of stereotyping conditions to a particular trauma can lead to

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