Counselling Theory: Sigmund Freud And The Psychoanalytic Approach

1882 Words8 Pages
Counselling Theory Psychoanalytic Approach Research Paper March 26, 2016 Professor Valerie Pinto Author Note This paper was prepared for LA245, taught by professor Pinto. Abstract This paper is composed in the hopes of fanning out and delving into various regions of the psychoanalytic approach to therapy, developed by the godfather of psychiatry himself, Sigmund Freud. The origins of psychoanalysis are explored, with its key concepts looked at in detail. A breakdown is given of the main revolutionary theories developed by Freud. The role of the therapist in relation to the client is also explored, and explains just how important this relationship and type of therapy is to the field. The main idea of this research piece is to analyze psychoanalysis, and the therapeutic process as a unit working in tandem with each other. Overview of Psychoanalysis Psychoanalysis was founded by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). Freud believed that people could be cured by making conscious their unconscious…show more content…
They both learn from each other by adapting the way they deal with things and people. For example, a white therapist who has had no prior experience working with a client of color now has the opportunity to learn new techniques that can be applied to future clients of similar background. The same goes for the client who now has to open up to a person they may not necessarily identify with, and by stepping out of their comfort zone a great therapeutic relationship may be
Open Document