In the counseling world today understanding psychodynamic approaches is more crucial than ever in the assessment and treatment of any psychological issue. Psychodynamic approaches such as Individual therapy, analytical therapy and psychoanalysis are similar in many ways but also differ based on the individuals own perception and circumstances. I will discuss the similarities as well difference’s and why these forms of therapy are critical in the assessment and treatment of clients.
Meredith had lost her other half, her soul mate, her husband, Derek Shepard. She now found herself lost and remembering back to her life as a child being paired with a repetition of the quote “The carousel never stops turning,” once spoken by her mother. Now left with 2 children, along with one on the way, Meredith disappears from Grey-Sloan Memorial Hospital. Recalling her past love with Derek, Meredith is unsure of how to move on, yet has a horrifying past of events quite similar to this to help her find her way. Following in her mother's footsteps, Meredith leaves when there seems to be nothing left of her.
One of the key strengths of Psychoanalysis is that it is still a largely influential factor in psychology and psychiatry (Hill, 2001). Furthermore, this psychodynamic theory bases its treatment of a person as a whole, and not the underlying problem (Brewer, 2001) - thus encouraging the client to solve their own problems. This eliminates any sense of therapist dependency (Brewer, 2001).
Educator should show personal interest in the patient, listen to the patient and show consideration to the patient’s mental and physical well-being as well as the effect of the disease process on the patient’s whole life,
ID, ego and superego. He said you were born with ID which was in your
I primarily believe in the behavioral perspective. However, on the topic of obsessive compulsive disorder I find that I favor the psychodynamic perspective. OCD is classified as a long lasting disorder, in which a person has recurring thoughts and behaviors they feel need to be completed repetitively. I tend to favor the behavioral perspective because I agree with the idea that outside factors influence a persons responses and behaviors. Throughout childhood and even more on, one is constantly taught about their environment and they learn everything they need to know in life through this perspective. Whether that be conditioning a child as they grow, so that they are able to learn and differentiate good from bad through reward and punishment. To understanding why an individual acts a certain way and what
Before Dr. Aaron T. Beck developed the idea of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the world of psychoanalysis was concerned with “invisible psychic forces” (Smith, 2009) that to him, a young graduate of medical school “seemed soft-minded and esoteric, more a faith than a medical discipline” (Smith, 2009). This mystical ability to find a seemingly sound analysis for every condition was alluring to Beck. As he evolved as a practitioner however, he sought empirical evidence to support these evaluations. This search led him to the development of CBT and to push for psychotherapy techniques that could be evaluated based on their ability to make measurable, practical differences in the lives of patients. The development of CBT opened the field of psychoanalysis to empirically supported methods and a more rigorous approach to treating patients.
Joseph’s unhappy childhood can be linked to his parent’s argument and he seems to have associated the darkness as a trigger for that events. Furthermore, splitting with his girlfriend may also have prompted him to feel lonely. This might have instilled fear on him, causing anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Biomedical, cognitive behavioural and psychodynamic approach can be used alongside, as treatment methods to help Joseph with his disorder.
Psychology is a discipline that involves monitoring mental processes and behaviour scientifically. Psychologists try to delve into the basic functions of a person and animals cerebral activity. This usually involves studying relationships, emotions, personality and many more areas of a person or animals day to day life. Psychology tends to steer towards finding reasons for a person or animals actions in an attempt to resolve them.
The “HCAP” approach is one of the theories that are linked by other common factors, this kind of therapeutic approach encompasses the amalgamation of theories (the ones that work best together), it is a blended therapy with an emphasis on the therapist being more like a mentor, positioned to solidify the relationship (bond) between the therapist and the client or patient (Barclay, 2016, p. 22-23). Moreover, HCAP which stands for “hope, commitment, accountability, and passion” is a technique that attempts to align the therapist with the client’s basic human needs, such as, when hope is well aligned with the therapist it provides a strong embrace on the client’s ability to learn how to possibly turn any negative into a positive outcome (Barclay,
This essay aims to compare and contrast Behaviourist and Humanistic psychology by considering the differing theories these perspectives use about human thought, experiencing and behaviour.
The history of Psychodynamic psychology originated with Sigmund Freud in the late 19th century. Freud proposed a psychodynamic theory to which personality consists of the id. The Id is present at birth and it resides in the world of unconsciousness. Freud also said that the unconscious is also a place where human instinctual biological drives reside. The drives direct our behaviour towards choices that promise to satisfy our basic human needs. The drives ensure our survival like drinking water and eating food, the desire for reproduction and the necessity for aggression.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, a more modern model of therapy that focuses on evidence based results, can be compared to the mindset of many practicing millennials today; yet, there is still something for this generation of practitioners to hold on to from the founding father of the more in-depth and personal, psychoanalytic therapy. Therefore, this essay will serve the purpose of comparing and contrasting the two therapies, cognitive and psychoanalytic, and analyzing their functionality today.