Freudian Psychoanalysis Critical Analysis

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Psychoanalysis is based on the concept that individuals are unaware of the many factors that cause their behavior and emotions. Freudian psychoanalysis refers to a specific type of treatment or verbalization in which the analyst provokes analysand’s unconscious conflict and the analysand verbally expresses his/her thoughts. As per Freud, There is a force in the mind which exercises the functions of a censorship, and which excludes from consciousness and from any influence upon action all tendencies which displease it. Such tendencies are described as "repressed". They remain unconscious; and if one attempts to bring them into the patient 's consciousness one provokes a "resistance”. The analysts tries
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This is the phase all feelings which are hidden in unconscious mind will be drawn out. Freud tries to treat the transference love in a unique way in which the buried up desires can be revered.
Unconscious refers to the concept that the patient misidentify the analyst or the transfer of identification from one person to that of another person from a different context or time .As an example, in Dora’s case , she acts out all of her feelings for a person from unconscious mind to Freud. Freud.The main unconscious feelings in Dora was the homosexual feelings for Frau K which Freud describes as the “active unconscious desire” This was considered to be the main reason for neurosis.
In Freudian terms, there is no representation of femininity in the unconscious – what is called ‘hysteria’ is nothing more than “an elaboration around this
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It is a tool used by clients in psychoanalytic therapy. when in the clinical setting the patient transfer all the repressed emotional and psychological feeling towards the therapists. transference has got significant role in the clinical method in Psychoanalysis. Dora is one of the cases in that Freud tries to bring out the idea of Transference into clinical settings.He also states it’s too difficult to rule out the changes and how it demands in the management of Neurosis.Freud failed to complete the analysis in the case of Dora as Freud himself says that ”if he was more compassionate he could have been more successful”. Description of transference in general, as well as in Dora according to Freud is that “Thus she acted out an essential part of her recollections and fantasies instead of reproducing it in the treatment”.(Freud, S., Dora: Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria,(1905),P.119) Moreover, Freud says that, “if cruel impulses and revengeful motives, which have already been used in the patient’s ordinary life for maintaining her symptoms, become transferred onto the physician during treatment, then it is not to be wondered at if the patient’s condition is unaffected by his therapeutic efforts”. (Freud. S., Dora: Fragment of an Analysis of a Case of Hysteria (1905)
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