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    Psychotherapy is a talking therapy that allows the individual to explore problems and difficulties with a trained Psychotherapist. It is often used to treat emotional problems and mental health conditions, but equally, people often engage in psychotherapy because they are curious about themselves and wish to gain a better understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and the way they relate to others. What is Psychodynamic Psychotherapy? Psychodynamic psychotherapy offers you the opportunity to meet with a therapist and talk about the things that are troubling you the most. There is no set or prescribed way of engaging in psychodynamic psychotherapy; the therapist will encourage you to think about the difficulties you are experiencing and…

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    Word Association Analysis

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    Word associations consist of reading words and the person must respond with the first word that comes to mind. I played a version of word association during elementary school following the basic rule but never viewed it as a psychodynamic therapy. This experience, however, was the first time I viewed word association in a therapeutic format. I did not know what to expect and did not know what type of meaning word association gives. I was hesitant at the beginning of the process because word…

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    John is a 16-year-old who has recently undergone an intervention to address his violent behavior towards both family and strangers. John now finds himself in a residential treatment home, where he receives group and individual therapy sessions. Throughout this paper, I will examine John’s case through the psychodynamic perspective. The psychodynamic perspective incorporates many ideas from Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory. The psychodynamic approach focuses on the idea that people react…

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    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…

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    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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    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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    The Central Ego Case Study

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    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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    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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    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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    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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