dream analysis as a treatment (clinical)

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What does this approach believe about mental disorders?
that they are caused by problems in the unconscious, therefore the aim of the treatment is to access this unconscious.
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What does the treatment believe that dreams hold?
the fears, desires and thoughts of the unconscious
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What mental disorders can this treatment be used for?
non-severe depression and anxiety disorders
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What is the procedure of the treatment?
the analysand client details the events of their dreams to the psychoanalyst and this manifest content is then using to understand the latent content.
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discuss the latent content
understanding the symbols in dreams is vital to understanding the meaning. one symbol might mean different things (condensation)
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how does discussing the latent content help the individual?
the patient experiences a cathartic effect
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how are defense mechanisms involved?
when we sleep our defense mechanisms relax revealing the contents of the unconscious
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STRENGTH: explains
explains recurring dreams as unresolved conflicts whereas the biological approach does not explain this
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STRENGTH: depth and breadth
provides breadth and depth in qualitative data which means a full understanding of the individual can be obtained which means the treatment can be valid for that individual
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STRENGTH: applicability
applied to the creation of other treatments for mental health such as CBT
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WEAKNESS: biological approach
biological approach says that dreams are simply are brain making sense of strings of thoughts and this approach has more supporting evidence that is reliable
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WEAKNESS: Masson
Masson said that the psychoanalyst has too much control over the analysand client
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WEAKNESS: subjective
the analysis of dreams is subjective and an analysand client may receive a different analysis from two different psychoanalysists
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