What Would You Think The Therapist Will Use Techniques Such As Free Association And Dream Analysis

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PSYCHOANALYSIS
What would you expect the therapist to focus on or to do?
The therapist would use techniques such as free association and dream analysis. Free association is when the therapist attempts to unearth thoughts from Ellen’s unconscious in order to lend insight into her distress. Overall, the therapist would use techniques to interpret Ellen’s dreams and memories in order to reduce Ellen’s anxiety.

What would be the advantages of using this approach?
The advantages of this approach are that it could lend insight and a new perspective on Ellen’s condition and it drives deeper into the individual’s unconscious due to its longer duration of therapy (as compared to other therapies). Interpersonal psychotherapy has often effectively treated depression, especially cases of mild depression.

What would be the disadvantages of using this approach?
This disadvantages of the psychoanalytic approach are that is that it isn’t particularly effective with major depression (as exhibited by Ellen), and that it takes more time to be effective than other therapies.

PERSON-CENTERED/CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY What would you expect the therapist to focus on or to do? One would expect the therapist to the therapist would perform nondirective therapy, in which the therapist listens to the client without judging (unconditional positive regard). The therapist might perform active listening in which they restate what the person expresses.
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