Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory

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Running Head: Discussing Psychoanalysis EXPLORATION OF PSYCHOANALYSIS Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis and psychodynamic approach to psychology (Corey, 2013, p. 57). His psychoanalytic order is a ideal of personality growth. It is also a way to psychotherapy. He focuses on the character of unconscious. There are key concepts of psychoanalytic therapy. Firstly, view of human nature (Corey, 2013, p. 58). It is fundamentally deterministic (Corey, 2013, p. 58). Instincts are the key to Freudian approach (Corey, 2013, p. 58). Though Freud primarily applied the word libido to relate to sexual energy, he widen it to involve in drives of all life instincts later. He also assumes death instincts, which explain hostile force (Corey, 2013, p.…show more content…
90). The psychoanalytic therapy will remain a luxury for most people in society (Corey, 2013, p. 90). Perhaps it concentrates on short-term treatments for certain personality disorders, limited achievements as well as affordable costs for everyone to afford today (Corey, 2013, p. 90). Thirdly, the anonymous role assumed by some therapists (Corey, 2013, p. 91). Nowadays, it is stress on the interaction between therapist and client in the here and now, and therapists can decide when and what to disclose to clients to improve therapy results (Corey, 2013, p. 91). Fourthly, availability of trained psychoanalytic therapists (Corey, 2013, p. 90). The therapist must have expertise enough to do construction of memory (Corey, 2013, p. 90). The therapists have to be trained and competent enough to do construction of memory and dream analysis today (Corey, 2013, p. 90). There are strengths of psychoanalysis. Firstly, reconstruction of personality. Therapists act as a guideline to assist or help clients to enable them to rebuild their organized pattern of behavioral characteristics. Therapists enable clients to explore wide range of perspectives and understandings when they encounter life problems which they find it difficult to
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