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Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

In this essay I mainly discuss the theory and concepts behind psychodynamic counselling, followed by brief discussions of the practice and skills involved in working as a psychodynamic counsellor, and the client’s experience of counselling. Theory/concepts Psychodynamic counselling is mainly concerned with unconscious processes; it takes for granted that humans possess a largely unconscious inner world. Freud argued that while the conscious mind is governed by logic, the unconscious mind is...

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Psychology-Anxiety Disorders

people in poor or unsafe environments do not develop this condition. In other words, even though sociocultural theorists believe this disorder is caused by socioeconomic status, most people in poverty situations do not have this disorder. The psychodynamic perspective theorist, Freud, believed that all children experience some degree of anxiety as part of growing up and they all use ego defense mechanisms to help control such anxieties. He thought that children experienced three types of anxiety...

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Psychodynamic Theory

Psychodynamic Theory Review In the article “The Future of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy,” Cortina (2010) reviews past and current issues concerning psychodynamic theory in relation to therapy practices. He describes how and why a once widely accepted and common method of psychological treatment has since suffered a swift weakening in popularity and reliability. Cortina (2010) also speaks about the basic concepts that underlie the psychodynamic theory so that possible interpretations can be drawn as...

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Behavioral vs Psychodynamic

problem to a classroom. The degree of that or any problem can range from barely intrusive to super massive. While there are solutions to every problem, one be better than the next. Here we will look at two different approaches in explaining the psychodynamic approach and the behavioral approach. Behavior theory is becoming more and more popular because of the emphasis this approach places on teaching self management skills to better control a persons life, all without continued therapy. A basic...

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Psychodynamic Counselling Overview

Psychodynamic Counselling – Overview. Psychodynamic counselling has a long history and vast literature to condense so only a brief overview is possible here – following on from the themes already discussed and with particular focus on four psychologists: Freud, Jung, Adler and Klein. “The primary purpose of psychodynamic counselling is to help clients make sense of current situations; of memories associated with present experience, some of which spring readily to mind, others which may rise...

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Compare and contrast CBT and psychodynamic approaches to counselling focusing particularly on trauma and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder): Theory and therapy.

Compare and contrast CBT and psychodynamic approaches to counselling focusing particularly on trauma and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder): Theory and therapy. When working with clients in today’s society it’s extremely important to take into consideration the specific needs of each individual. Serious contemplation is given to the approaches and methods regarding the client’s need and presenting matters. Trauma appears in many forms in society, even from the 1960’s due to the impact on returning...

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Essay 1 Psychodynamic counselling CBT Working Alliance therapeutic relationship 18 nov 13

12816772 25th October 2013. Exploring the contribution of the working alliance to the development of an effective therapeutic relationship in both Psychodynamic Counselling and CBT Introduction (300 words approx) In my essay I shall be exploring my understanding of the working alliance, and effective therapeutic relationship in both Psychodynamic Counselling, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I shall include my experience gained in class and outside of the classroom setting. With situations...

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Describe the contributions to society of the Cognitive and Psychodynamic Approaches

Describe the contributions to society of the Cognitive and Psychodynamic Approaches, and compare the two approaches in terms of their scientific status (18) The Cognitive Approach provides two contributions to society; Reliability of Eyewitness Testimonies and Cognitive Interviews. The cognitive interview technique has been developed from a number of models of memory and forgetting from the cognitive approach, which is used to interview eyewitnesses of crimes. The major two contributors are cue-dependency...

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Comparing the Cognitive-Behavioral and Psychodynamic Counseling Models

This essay will discuss the similarities and differences between the cognitive-behavioural and psychodynamic models of counselling. I shall begin by investigating the ways in which the two models view the person and their experience of mental life; how they explain the problem(s) experienced by individuals and, finally, how help is offered to those in psychological distress. The assignment will reach the conclusion that, while the two approaches are very different in their origins and techniques...

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The Similarities and Differences Between Client-Centered Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy

The similarities and differences between client-centered and psychodynamic therapies are: Client-centered therapy: An approach to counseling where the client determines the general direction of therapy, while the therapist seeks to increase the client's insightful self-understanding through informal simplified questions. The client is the focal point of the sessions, the therapist takes a "back seat" to learn about the person, and watch as the client moves toward the achievement of their full...

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