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· Essence of the psychodynamic approach is to explain behaviour in terms of its dynamics.
· Most famous example of this approach = Freud and his psychoanalytic theory of
personality.
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Early experiences
cause mental disorder: During childhood the go is not developed enough to deal
with traumas and so they are repressed by the ego defences e.g. the death of a
parent when young may be repressed and then, later on ­ when they experience
more death ­ these feelings…

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Psychological Therapy ­ Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is based on the idea that individuals are unaware of the factors that cause
their behaviour. During psychoanalysis the therapist attempts to trace unconscious factors to
their origin and help the patients deal with them. This is done through:
Free Association ­ patient express thoughts…

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