Psychology: Freudian Psychoanalysis Therapy

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The Psychoanalysis therapy is a clinical method by psychological means for treating psychopathology, problems of an emotional nature, which was founded by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939), based on the characteristic of human behaviors. Freudian psychoanalysis is predicated on the assumption that everyone has a conscious and an unconscious mind. Our unconscious mind is where we keep feelings and memories too painful to be address consciously, which causes us to develop psychological defenses to prevent these unconscious feelings from spilling over into the conscious mind. Psychoanalysis therapy forces patients to delve into these unconscious feelings through investigating the interaction of the elements in the conscious and unconscious of the mind,…show more content…
Our behavior is determined by, unconscious motivation and irrational forces and biological and instinctual drives. Freud originally refers sexual energy to the term libido and then later broadened it to include the energy of all the life instincts. The purpose of these instincts is served as a survival tool for the individual and the human race. There are basically Eros, the sexual instincts and Thanatos, the death instincts where the aggression drives of humans, (Richard & Burl, 2002) from the unconscious behavior of human, and this aggressive drive proves to be a major challenge for humans. The conscious and unconscious of the human are served as the keys to understanding the behavior and problems of personality. (McLeod, 2013) Clinical evidences postulated the unconscious; dreams, slip of tongue, posthypnotic suggestion, material derived from free-association, material derived from projective techniques and the symbolic content of psychotic…show more content…
Classical psychoanalysis therapy maintains a neutral position to foster a transference relationship where they strictly stick to where the psychotherapist is the expert, they engage with little self-disclosure as the therapist with the client. In classical psychoanalysis the anonymity of the therapist is stressed, so that clients can project feelings onto the therapist. The therapeutic process focuses on the interpretation of the client’s life patterns and work on transference of feelings. (Kristen,

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