Comparison Of Carl Jung's Psychodynamic Approach

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Psychodynamic Approaches Comparison Although the three psychodynamic approaches are similar it is important to have a solid understanding of each one of them so that you can be an effective counselor. Seasoned counselors will often use techniques from multiple approaches as they become more experienced in which parts work with different clients and what is comfortable for the counselor. Because no two clients are the same it is important to treat them as individual’s which means there is no one approach that can always be used. The more techniques and approaches a counselor is comfortable with the more options they have to treat a client with, and hopefully a higher success rate when applied properly.
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Created by Carl Jung, this theory also believes that many issues can be traced back to childhood. In addition, Jung also believed that symptoms represent a desire to regain repressed parts of ourselves. However, Jung did not believe we are victims of our biology or our past. He also did not believe that sexual desires were anymore motivating than anything else. Jung believed that there are two personality types or attitudes, extroverted and introverted. He suggested that we were born with a preset attitude although he did believe that could change over time. Like Freud, Jung believed that many things could be tied to our unconsciousness and therefore used some of the same techniques such as dream analysis in his approach. Jung also used amplification, examining symbols throughout one’s life and determining what they mean. A new unconsciousness theory that Jung brought to the table was the belief that humans had a collective unconscious that was inherited and identical in all of …show more content…
While both Freud and Jung believed that instincts were our main motivator, Freud believed sexual to be the biggest motivator while Jung did not see sexual desires as a bigger motivator than anything else. Alder went a different route and believed that feeling inferior and striving for perfection were the biggest motivators in behavior. Contrary to Freud and Jung, Alder believed that people could change and we were not defined by our past. Techniques are also very similar in all three approaches, dream analysis is one used in all three. They all believed that the unconscious mind was important in treating mental illnesses and getting to the root of the problem. All three also relied on free association, where clients talk about whatever comes to mind. While the results may have been viewed differently by each, the technique was the

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