Psychological Therapies: Psychoanalysis

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  • Repression,unconsious mind: During therapy therapist attempts to trace unconsious factors to origins, helps individual deal with them. Variety of techniques to uncover and to deal. 
  • Free association: technique used, expresses thoughts exactly as they occur even if unimportant, irrelevant. Designed to reveal areas of conflict,consciousness that have been repressed. Therapist helps determine these, corrects,rejects ,adds firther thoughts,feelings.
  • Therapist interpretation: Therapist listens carefully, looks for clues, draws tentative conclusions for cause. May resist therapist interpretations,may display transference…


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