Sigmund Freud 's Treatment Plan

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Sigmund Freud: Treatment Plan According to Psychoanalysis Theory.
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Rebecca Sullivan
September 23rd, 2014
Dr. Conaway

Sigmund Freud: Treatment Plan According to Psychoanalysis Theory.
According to Ryckman (2012), the definition of personality is “Despite the many definitions of the term, investigators generally agree that personality is the dynamic and organized set characteristics possessed by a person that uniquely influences his or her cognitions, motivations, and behaviors in various situations” (p. 4). Many people in the field of psychology have developed their own theories of personality in hopes of understanding people better and getting a grasp on human behavior. According to Sharf (2012), one of the first individuals to use psychoanalysis and psychotherapy was Sigmund Fraud. Sigmund Freud’s theory of how to perform psychoanalysis was considered to be the best through 1930s- 1950s and most of the main theorists were trained under Freud’s psychoanalysis theory (Sharf, 2012).
Sigmund Freud was born in May 6th, 1856 in a town called Moravia in Czechoslovakia (Freud, 1963). He became a doctor not because of his Jewish decent, but mainly because he was drawn to human behavior (Freud, 1963). Over the years he became a doctor and began to develop his own theories. One that is of importance pertaining to personality is what he called the levels of consciousness (Sharf, 2012). According to Sharf (2012), Freud believed that there were three levels…
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