Psychodynamic psychotherapy

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  • Interpersonal Psychodynamic Therapy

    Two psychotherapy styles described in the text are exposure therapy, which falls under the category of Behavior/Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), which falls under the category of Psychodynamic Therapy. According to the text, the general idea of exposure therapy is to flood the client with stimuli that previously caused them fear/anxiety or avoidance. Interpersonal psychotherapy is considered an empirical psychoanalytic alternative to other techniques of Psychodynamic therapy such as free association, interpretation and etc. “Interpersonal psychotherapy focuses on the relation between the onset of clinical problems and present interpersonal problems. Current social problems are addressed , not enduring…

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  • Psychotherapy: Student Internship Analysis

    Briefly describe the nature of your involvement with student and how long you have known him/her: I was Martin’s clinical supervisor from September 2015 until may 2016. Briefly describe the activities performed by student under your guidance: The internship involved 3-4 hours of weekly supervision and the group comprised 3 students and a supervisor. Psychodynamic psychotherapy was the main focus of the internship but other theoretical frameworks were discussed as well. During…

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  • Sigmund Piaget's Theory And The Phychodynamic Theory

    Psychodynamic Theory Sigmund Freud conception of the mind was two-dimensional. The Psychodynamic Theory focuses on conscious, the preconscious and the unconscious processes as they are manifested in the client’s behavior. The goal of this theory is for the client to have self-awareness and understanding of their past and present behavior. The Psychodynamic Theory helps the client to examine unresolved conflicts that arise from the past. The second dimension of the mind was composed of the id,…

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  • The Central Ego Case Study

    The Central Ego Fairbairn postulates the role of the central ego deriving from a nurturing environment and a secure attachment, fill with good, comforting, loving childhood relationships. Furthermore, Fairbairn argues that is in these scenarios that a good sense of self and others are developed along with a stable ego function (Celani,1993; Greenberg, Mitchell, 1983; St. Clair, 2004). This also allows for the normal development of frustration tolerance, ability to comfort one-self, and the…

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  • Sigmund Freud's Psychoanalytic Perspective

    Plaut, 2001). Notably, Freud did admit to not being well-versed with female matters. Also, Freud was known for bulling his patients into accepting his explanations and ignoring counterevidence (Carole Wade & Carol Tavris, 2012). To conclude, Freud is not to be solely ridiculed for his philosophy. Many psychodynamic theories have three major faults: violating the principle of falsifiability, drawing universal principles from the experiences of a few unique patients, and basing theories of…

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  • Video Analysis: Preschool Free Play

    One boy saw that his friend was struggling to fix his broken toy, so he ask his friend if it is broke. His friend did not respond the first time nor the second time he asked. So the little boy just grabbed the broken toy and shared his fixed toy with his friend. Sigmund Freud’s psychodynamic theory explains how the superego of pre-schoolers, consist of a moral agent (Pitman, 2015, PowerPoint). Although the little boy was aware of his friend struggle and shared his toy, his friend did not…

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  • Sigmund Freud's Psychodynamic View Of Depression

    them nor help with any kind of child support. She works full time and does her best to support her children. Even though she does not enjoy her job and the pay isn’t the best she has not found something else that works well with her schedule. She was struggling with feelings of hopelessness, sadness, fatigue and appetite loss so she decided to meet with a psychiatrist and was later diagnosed with depression. Comer 2014, describes “depression as a low, sad state in which life seems dark and its…

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  • The Relational Theories, With A Focus On Object Relations

    easy going. As a toddler their was no separation anxiety on his part, no histerical crying, and he was not afraid to try new things like sand, moving water and balance beams with a little assistance. I was amazed but also relieved but reading the chapter it all makes sence. He learned to become more and more independent, comfortered when it was necessary and there was a consistent routine. “Ego Psychology” seems to be interconnected with “Realtional theories, with a Focus on object relations”.…

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  • John's Psychodynamic Theory

    Psychodynamic therapies will enable John to connect the past to the present behavior as well as examine unresolved interpersonal conflicts that arise from childhood experiences. From a psychodynamic perspective, there are two important treatment goals for John. The first is to develop a healthy style of life that reflects the social interest. Social interest has positive effects on one’s health, life satisfaction, job, and social life. John needs a sense of belonging, to be a part of the…

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  • Social Work Role Analysis

    According to the book Inside Out and Outside In: Psychodynamic Clinical theory and Psychopathology in Contemporary Multicultural Context, “psychodynamic is defined by Webster’s Third International Dictionary (p. 1833) as relating to “the science of dealing with the laws of mental action” and “motivational forces, especially unconscious motives, and relating to or concerned with mental or emotional forces or processes developing especially in early childhood and their effects on behavior and…

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