Psychodynamic Approach On Human Nature

1108 WordsOct 26, 20155 Pages
With counseling, clients will have numerous issues; however, there is no one way to approach the matter. Recently, I completed a Determine your Theoretical Approach inventory. During this inventory, I was asked multiple questions that would determine my approach with dealing with human nature. There are four categories of theoretical approaches for counseling. The four categories are: psychodynamic, cognitive- behavioral, existential- humanistic, and postmodern approach. “Psychodynamic approach sees human functioning based upon the interaction of drives and forces within the person, particularly unconscious, and between the different structures of the personality.” (McLeod, 2007, para. 4). Psychodynamic approach uses conscious and unconscious forces to explain one 's personality. Sigmund Freud is looked upon as one of the creators of this movement. “Cognitive- behavioral approach, focuses on how we think, with the belief that such thought processes affect the way in which we behave (other approaches take other factors into account, such as the biological approach, which acknowledges the influences of genetics and chemical imbalances on our behavior).” (“Cognitive Approach (Psychology)”, 2015). Cognitive- behavioral approach deals with our thought process affects our behavior either for the good or bad. “Existential- humanistic approach promotes self-awareness and personal growth by stressing the current reality and by analyzing and altering specific patterns of response to
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