A Psychodynamic Case Study

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Present-day modern psychodynamic theory has also been viewed as a model that explains mental phenomena as the outgrowth of conflict (Gabbard, 2014). Wherein, the conflict is derived from powerful unconscious forces that seek expression and require constant monitoring from those opposing forces, to prevent their expression (Gabbard, 2014). With consideration to Steven’s case, we know that this model proves pertinent. Insofar, Steven has a weakened or absent cognitive structure, evidenced by his ruminative thoughts that he is a facade and “people will find out who I really am.” Thus, preventing him from feeling whole and secure about himself. A psychodynamic therapist may also be willing to help Steven explore these dynamic, internal forces
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