History And Systems Of Psychology

3029 Words13 Pages
SOUTHWESTERN ASSEMBLIES OF GOD UNIVERSITY

History and Systems of Psychology
Psy 4113.00

Instructor:
Dr. John Savell

History and Systems of Psychology
School of Thought Research Paper

STUDENT DATA:
Name Lauren Frost
E-mail: laurenbfrost@lionmail.sagu.edu
Phone: (318)372-3825
Semester: Fall 2014
Date: October 8, 2014

Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis is the belief that we are blissfully unaware of circumstances that dictate ones emotions and behavior. Psychoanalytic school of thought looks at how these circumstances affect our patterns of thought, our identity, and emotions. The first therapy session the client and therapist team up build rapport this brings the client to reality of their condition and real aspects of their inner
…show more content…
(Caligor, Piazza, 2014) Psychoanalysis is the only form of therapy where the client lies on a couch and does not face the therapist and attempts to lead the conversation and talk freely about whatever may come to mind. This may seem strange at first but in most cases it enables the patient to think and feel more freely and also feel more comfortable expressing his/her feelings without worrying about the reaction of the analysis the whole time. Lying on the couch is a way to help the patient relax and eventually they will react to coming into therapy better because they know it is a comfortable time not an interview. It will feel awkward at different times during the therapeutic process. In these awkward moments it is good to explain to the client that negative thoughts and science are to be expected and they should not retire from therapy. (Caligor, Piazza, 2014) Analytic treatment is opening ended and requires a lot of time and energy. Treatment generally lasts for years or until the client and analysis agrees it is okay to stop treatment. The silent time can be a crucially productive time in the therapeutic process. When we review and cover how this particular therapy works and what we have accomplished, and help them process the ending of therapy. (Caligor, Piazza, 2014) Sigmund Freud was the founder of psychoanalyst and recognized the importance of unconscious mental activity. Freud’s theories on the inner constructs of the mind are now accepted by most
Get Access