Psychoanalysis, Behavioral, And Humanistic Therapy Approaches

1215 Words Dec 8th, 2016 5 Pages
When we hear the term psychology we assume this is a general form of therapy for an individual. A person like myself never thought or knew that just like medical doctor’s different treatment based on diagnosis, there are different approaches psychologist use to help a person that is having psychological problems within themselves. A few of those different approaches include psychoanalysis, behavioral, and humanistic therapy approaches, which I will later explain. Each approach that is used is based on an individual’s problems for example a person having problems with aggressive urges, self-acceptance, or bad behavior, each of these perceived causes are divided into the appropriate therapy type. With these cause, there is always an underlying reason to a person’s action, in example a person may be feeling unhappy, depressed or experiencing bad habits, all to which are reasons to the perceived cause. Psychoanalysis is a term founded by Sigmund Freud defined as a “term Freud used for both this theory of personality and his therapy for the treatment of psychological disorders: the unconscious is the primary focus of psychoanalytic theory.” Pg. 10. Freud’s theory maintained that “human mental life is like an iceberg. The smallest, visible part of the iceberg represents the conscious mental experience of the individual. But underwater, hidden from view, floats a cast store of unconscious impulses, wishes, and desires.” Pg. 10.

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