Psychodynamic Contribution - Psychoanalysis

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  • Created by: Laura
  • Created on: 04-05-13 12:14
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  • Psychodynamic-psychoanalysis
    • Ideas/Theories
      • analyst accesses unconscious
      • memories, urges + unresolved conflict cause mental illness
      • free association; dream analysis; freudian slips
      • transference relationship
    • Who/How it's helped
      • helps people with neurosis
      • helps family + friends to cope
      • helps society to accept people with mental illness
      • has lead to other 'talking' therapies - counselling
      • helps 'normal' clients - work/relationship problems
      • reduces institutionalisation + reliance on drug therapy
    • Strong
      • gets to root cause of problem
        • more intensive therapy than behaviour therapy
      • credible - still used today
      • Little Hans = evidence - cured phobia
      • do not become addicted to a substance as in drug therapy
      • Bachrach = 60-90% improved
      • Anna O = paralysis of arm cured
    • Weak
      • Little Hans = not generalisbale
      • abstract ideas = not falsifiable + subjective analysis
      • therapist has all the power = unethical
      • bringing forward repressed memories = distressing
      • long process + expensive
  • Overall it has lead to modern techniques which are more credible as psychoanalysis in its traditional form is outdated

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Payall

this is really helpful thank you so much!

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