Key Components Of Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Therapy

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Psychoanalytic therapy, is a treatment that is based on theories from Sigmund Freud. Freud’s theories were psychoanalytic, whereas the term ‘psychodynamic’ refers to his theories and his followers. Freud’s psychoanalysis is both a theory and a therapy. Sigmund Freud was born on May 6th 1856 and died on September 23rd 1939 at the age of 83. Sigmund Freud is considered to be one of the forefathers of psychology and founders of psychoanalysis. During the late 1800s Sigmund Freud began working with a neurologist who used hypnosis as a treatment on women suffering from a condition known as hysteria. This neurologist was named Jean Martin Charot, According to Counselling Directory Psychoanalytic Therapy “Charot discovered that by talking to his …show more content…
It helps the therapist identify how you deal with people in the patient’s daily life.
• Interpretation – A key component of psychoanalytic therapy is interpreting. Even though the therapist will most likely be silent and allow the patients to speak freely, they may interrupt with thoughts or interpretations relatively to the topic being discussed. Based on Freud’s writing about dream analysis and how dreams are important to understanding the unconscious, the therapist will ask their patients about their dreams.
Psychoanalytic therapy is typically for those that have emotional concerns, however it is also used by people who want to explore themselves. Understanding our behaviors and emotions often bring us a sense of comfort and a strong understanding of who we truly are shaped by our past events. This type of therapy is considered by many to be the longest type of therapy, and can be less useful for patients seeking quick solutions. Even though it can be a long gradual process the results can be life changing, however it is of high cost because of the long period of time this therapy
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In addition, this may leave the person likely to develop depression later on in life. If depression is present treatment involves encouraging the client to recall that early experience. Extra care is required when working with a depressed patient due to their overwhelming need of dependency on others. The main target is to perceive a patient to become less dependent on the subject and to develop a functional way of accepting and understanding loss, rejection and change. There have been some reports that psychodynamic therapies have failed. One reason might be that depressed people may lack motivation to participate in the session. Another reason might be that depressed people may be expecting a quick cure and we all know psychoanalysis can be a long

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