Freud's Psychosexual Analysis

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In this article, the author comparing the counseling process and its outcome metaphorically to Freud 's psychosexual stage idea of personality progress. He focuses on similarities between the oral, anal, phallic, latency, and genital stages of both Freud 's idea and the counseling route, leading to fresh awareness into the nature of the counseling relationship. To define term of metaphora :"metaphors intend to suggest, and thus to reveal, certain images which enable us to see a likeness between initially different events"(Garcia, John L,2001). That is to explain this comparison is to prove how metaphors can be used to make uncertain experiences; and to offer an idea for refreshing the clinical perspective on the nature of the counseling relationship. Sigmund Freud, was one of the most influential people of the twentieth century ,he was the founding father of psychoanalysis, a method for treating mental illness and also a theory which explains human behavior. Psychoanalysis is often known as the talking cure. He belief that developmental changes happened, because of the influence of the inner drives and emotions on the conduct. He thought that through a series of childhood stages in which the pleasure-seeking energies of the id become focused on certain erogenous areas personality develops.…show more content…
I wondered at how he can prove it and how he did the experiment to reach to his hypothesis. Some theories agree with him, or it the same way they are with Freud that our developments personality is going through stages and, each phase of psychosexual development must be met successfully or the children will turn to experience problems in adulthood, and some of them are disagreeing with him on that what happen during the five years of the age will going to affect the whole life later on, such as Erikson, who emphasized that during our life there is a point of crisis if that crisis resolve then the individual will released and not suffer any more. Also Junge believe that through life and experience the personality developed not only during the first five years old only. For me, I strongly disagree, because it is not necessary happened due to the psychosexual in our childhood. For exemplar, if child abused sexually during his childhood is that affect him if he got a good and a safe environment, it does grant that he developed as a bad person or his life will disturb by that bad experience. I like the way the author presents the new idea inviting new views as the metaphorical imagery reveals new possibilities for consideration. Used in the context of the
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