Psychoanalysis to treat psychological disorders

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Aims: to make the unconscious, conscious and direct the repressed memories to uncover the issue.

How does it work?

Resistance: memories are repressed, afraid to tell (high ego defence)

Interpretation: dream analysis/free association*

Transference: react on the therapist, can see a resolution, therapist embodies on the issue and their reaction.

Insight: into dealing with the issue

*Dream Analysis

When a person is asleep, they have no censorship over their thoughts.

"The royal road to the unconscious" dreams are an insight into the repressed memories in the unconscious.

The therapist interprets the MANIFEST content (apparent content - what actually happens)

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