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  • Psychoanalysis is derived from Freud's psychodynamic model
  • as the model believes that the mental illness is caused by unresolves problems, the treatment is orientated around identifying the nature of the conflict and resolving it
  • as the conflict is unconscious the client will not be aware of it
  • various methods are used to draw info into consciousness
  • helps therapist to identify and resolve patients' issues
  • the aim is for the patient to gain insight into the origins of their disorder

4 methods: Free association, word association, projective tests, dream analysis. 

1. resistance- preventing progress

2. transference- transferring past attitudes to the therapis

3. interpretation- pointing out an analysing hidden meaning

4. insight- gain self knowledge 

Free association

the patient lays on their back and talks…


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