Analysis Of `` Wild `` By Dr. Parlett

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The primary focus of psychoanalysis is uncovering the underlying factors hidden in a client’s unconscious to understand the problems they are facing. In “Wild” Analysis, Freud emphasizes the responsibility of the therapist go well beyond stating the facts and interpretation. The therapist must pave the way for the client to understand the repressed thoughts and behaviors to guarantee effective therapy (Freud, 2002, p. 7). A practitioner that enforces the psychoanalytic approach in his practice is Dr. Chad Parlett. Dr. Parlett is a trained psychoanalyst who emphasizes on revealing underlining causes that often manifested themselves throughout the childhood years. He believes in the talking cure and pushes his clients to experience this…show more content…
What we are referring to is supplying the patient our knowledge of the content of his or her mind and the manner in which this content is either expressed or avoided. (p.118) Both Greene and Parlett established this notion that analyzing client disclosures should be much more than what it is on the surface. The interpretation should reveal something new that the consumer was initially blinded from, giving them insight on what they are doing. Thus, the interpretation itself should establish a greater understanding of who the patient is. A therapeutic technique such as journaling may be helpful in monitoring a client’s events and feelings when they are not in session. Although journaling may not be a primal psychoanalytic technique, it does provide a client’s interpretation of their own progress and what coping skills they are currently using. The client could always reference back to the journal during the session which can offer the therapist a new outlook on the situation which generates their interpretation. Dr. Parlett incorporates journaling with his theoretical orientation because it gives him more information about the clients as well as give them a more active role in their own treatment. Also, Mark Stone has found journaling to be significantly effective with his own clients. According to Stone (????), journaling

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